Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After giving it full disk access 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 or a Deep Scan. You can also select to scan files and external volumes in a customized location. The application also includes a robust anti-theft tool that lets you locate your device and set off an alarm, remove its contents from the internet, and block it from connecting with wifi networks.
The program also includes a handy online knowledge base, with videos tutorials and a large collection of content and also offers top scan speeds for viruses. A fast custom scan took just 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also one of the few rivals that include vulnerability scans, which checks your device for old programs and passwords that are not secure.
Overall, Bitdefender is among the most effective malware detection scanners, consistently returning remarkable results in independent lab tests. It has the best spyware detection rates and a well-rounded collection of security features, such as a password manager as well as parental controls. It also offers machine protection as part of many of its business plans. This is a significant advantage compared to other services.
Bitdefender’s interface is easy to use and separates its features into three categories three categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection is concerned with the aspects that come with the majority of antivirus tools including real-time protection as well as firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy is the process of figuring out ways to ensure your safety when browsing the internet. For example an internet browser that is safe and runs websites within the sandbox to keep malware out of your usual browser. The Utilities section contains useful tools and optimization tools.