Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender is easy to download from the Mac App Store and, after you’ve granted it access to your security settings in System Preferences and full disk access, it’s ready to go. It is able to update its virus definitions in a timely manner, and you can choose between an immediate scan, a Deep Scan and a custom scan of files and external volumes as required. The application includes a very effective anti-theft function, also, which lets you locate and audio an alarm on your device, remotely remove its contents and block it from connecting to wifi networks.

The program also comes with a handy online knowledge base, with videos and a huge selection of articles, and it offers excellent speed for scanning viruses – a fast custom scan took just 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also one of the few rivals that include a vulnerability scan that checks your device for obsolete programs and passwords that are not secure.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the most effective malware detection scanners, consistently delivering impressive results in independent lab tests. It offers unbeatable spyware-detection rates and a well-rounded collection of security features, such as parental and password management controls. It even offers machine protection in a number of its plans for business, which is a major benefit when compared to other services.

Bitdefender’s interface is simple to use and divides its features into three categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection deals with things associated with most antivirus tools like real-time security, firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy concerns ways to stay safe while browsing the internet. For example an internet browser that is safe and runs websites inside the sandbox to protect against malware infecting your regular browser. The Utilities category is filled with optimization tools and other handy tools.