Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender is easy 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 all set to go. It automatically updates its virus definitions and allows you to choose between a quick scan or a Deep Scan. You can also opt to scan files as well as external volumes at a specific location. The application comes with a highly effective anti-theft function, which lets you locate and audio an alarm on your device, then remotely delete its contents and prevent it from connecting to wifi networks.

It also includes a knowledge base on the internet with videos and articles. A fast custom scan on my test device took only 5 minutes. It’s also among the few rivals that include a vulnerability scan which scans your device for outdated software as well as weak passwords.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the best malware detection scanners, always delivering outstanding results in independent lab tests. It has unbeatable spyware detection rates, and an extremely comprehensive protection package that includes features such as password management, a rapid VPN as well as an anti-tracker, and parental controls. It also offers protection for machines in many of its plans for business, which is a significant advantage over competing services.

Bitdefender’s interface is easy to navigate and breaks down its features into three categories that are Privacy Security, Protection and Utilities. Protection is concerned with the aspects that come with most antivirus programs that include real-time protection, firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy is about ways to stay safe when browsing the internet. For instance a safe browser that operates within an sandbox is designed to prevent malware from infecting your regular browser. The Utilities section includes useful utilities and optimization tools.

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