Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender is simple to download from the Mac App Store and, after you’ve granted it access 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 your files’ locations or external volumes when needed. The program comes with an efficient anti-theft feature which allows you to locate and sound an alarm on your device remotely, remove its contents and block it from connecting to wifi networks.

The program also comes with an online knowledge base that contains videos tutorials and a large selection of articles, and it offers excellent speed for scanning viruses – a quick custom scan took less than 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also one among the few alternatives that have a vulnerability scan that checks your device for outdated software as well as weak passwords.

Overall, Bitdefender is one of the most effective malware scanners. It consistently delivers remarkable results in independent laboratory tests. It offers unbeatable spyware-detection rates and a comprehensive set of security features, such as parental and password management controls. It also offers machine protection in a number of its business plans, a important benefit in comparison to other services.

Bitdefender is simple to navigate and groups its features into three categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection is the section of Bitdefender that deals with the features that are common to all antivirus programs, like real-time protection, firewall monitoring, and countermeasures against ransomware. Privacy concerns methods to protect yourself when browsing the internet. For instance a safe browser that runs websites within the sandbox to stop malware from infecting your regular browser. The Utilities category has optimization tools as well as other handy utilities.