Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review


Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After giving it full access to your disk and access to your security preferences in System Preferences, Bitdefender is ready to use. It updates itself automatically with new virus definitions and you can choose between a quick scan or a Deep Scan. You can also opt to scan files as well as external volumes in a customized location. The application includes a very effective anti-theft feature, as well, that allows you to locate and sound an alarm on your device, then remotely delete its contents and prevent it from connecting to wifi networks.

The program also has a handy online knowledge base that includes video tutorials and a vast collection of content and offers a high level of speed for virus scanning – a fast custom scan took only 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also among the few programs that include a vulnerability scanner that checks your device for insecure software and weak passwords and offers an easy scheduler that allows for quick custom scans.

Overall, Bitdefender is one of the best malware scanners. It consistently delivers remarkable results in independent lab tests. It offers unbeatable spyware-detection rates and a comprehensive set of protection features, including parental and password manager controls. It also offers machine protection as part of a variety of its business plans. This is an important benefit over other services.

Bitdefender’s interface is simple to use and splits its features into three categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection is the section of Bitdefender that focuses on the common features of most antivirus software, such as real time protection, firewall monitoring, and countermeasures against ransomware. Privacy is about ways to ensure security while browsing the internet, for instance a safe browser (designed with shopping and banking websites in mind) that runs websites in the sandbox and stops malware from infecting your normal internet browser. The Utilities section is filled with useful utilities and optimization tools.