Bitdefender is simple 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 good to go. It will update its virus definitions automatically and lets you select between an immediate scan, a Deep Scan and a custom scan of files and external volumes when needed. The program comes with an effective 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 how to prevent email phishing attack base that includes videos, tutorials, and a massive collection of content and offers a high level of virus scanning speeds – a fast custom scan took just 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also among the few competing programs to include a vulnerability scanner that scans 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, always delivering outstanding results in independent lab tests. It has unbeatable rates of spyware detection and a well-rounded collection of security features, including a password manager as well as parental controls. It even includes machine protection in a number of its business plans, which is a major benefit when compared to other services.
Bitdefender’s interface is easy to use and splits its features into three categories that are Privacy Security, Protection and Utilities. Protection is the component of Bitdefender that deals with features common to most antivirus software, such as real-time protection, firewall monitoring, and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy deals with methods to ensure security while browsing the internet, like a safe browser (designed with shopping and banking sites in mind) that runs websites within the sandbox and stops malware from contaminating your regular internet browser. The Utilities category includes optimization tools as well as other handy tools.