Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After granting it full access to your disk and access to your security preferences in System Preferences, Bitdefender is ready to use. It is able to automatically update its virus definitions, and you can select between a Quick Scan and a Deep Scan. You can also select to scan files and external volumes in a customized location. The program also comes with an extremely effective anti-theft feature that allows you to locate your device and trigger an alarm, take away its items from the internet, and block it from connecting to wifi networks.

It also has a knowledge base online with articles and videos. A quick custom scan on my test device took just 5 minutes. It’s also among the few rivals that include a vulnerability scan, which checks your device for outdated software and weak passwords.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the top malware detection scanners, consistently delivering impressive results in independent lab tests. It has the best spyware detection rates and a well-rounded collection of protection features, including a password manager as well as parental controls. It even offers protection for machines in many of its plans for business, which is a major bonus compared to competing services.

Bitdefender is easy to navigate and groups its features into three categories: Protection, Privacy and Utilities. Protection deals with things associated with most antivirus tools that include real-time protection such as firewall monitoring, and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy is about ways to stay secure while browsing the web, including a safe browser (designed with shopping and banking websites in mind) that runs websites within the sandbox and stops malware from infecting your regular internet browser. The Utilities section contains useful tools and optimization tools.

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