Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After you have granted it full disk access and access to your security preferences in System Preferences, Bitdefender is ready to use. It is able to update its virus definitions in a timely manner, and you can choose between a Quick Scan, a Deep Scan and a custom scan of files and external volumes when needed. It comes with an effective anti-theft function, in addition, it allows you to locate and sound an alarm on your device, then remotely delete its contents and block it from connecting to wifi networks.

It also includes a knowledge base on the internet with videos and articles. A quick custom scan on my test device took less than 5 minutes. It’s also among the few programs that include the vulnerability scanner, which checks your device for insecure software and weak passwords It also comes with a handy scheduler for quick custom scans.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the best malware detection scanners consistently delivering remarkable results in independent lab tests. It has the best spyware detection rates and a wide array of security features, such as parental and password management controls. It also includes protection for machines as part of many of its business plans. This is a huge benefit over other services.

Bitdefender is easy to navigate and group its features into three categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection covers things that are included with the majority of antivirus tools, such as real-time protection, firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy concerns ways to be secure while surfing the web. For example an internet browser that is safe and runs websites in an sandbox is designed to stop malware from infecting your usual browser. The Utilities section includes useful utilities and optimization tools.