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 updates itself automatically with new virus definitions, and you can choose between a quick scan or a Deep Scan. You can also select to scan files and external volumes in a customized location. It also comes with a robust anti-theft tool that allows you to locate your device and trigger an alarm, delete its contents from its location, and prevent it from connecting to wifi networks.

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 It’s also among the few programs that include a vulnerability scanner that scans your device for outdated software and weak passwords, and it offers an easy scheduler that allows for quick custom scans.

Overall, Bitdefender is one of the best malware scanners. It consistently provides impressive results in independent lab tests. It offers unbeatable spyware-detection rates and a broad array of protection options, including a password manager and parental controls. It also offers machine protection as part of a variety of its business plans. This is a major benefit when compared to other solutions.

Bitdefender is simple to use and categorizes its features into three categories: Protection, Privacy and Utilities. Protection deals with things associated with most antivirus tools like real-time security including firewall monitoring, ransomware and other countermeasures. Privacy is the process of figuring out ways to be secure while browsing the internet. For example a safe browser which runs websites inside a sandbox in order to protect against malware infecting your normal browser. The Utilities section includes useful utilities and optimization tools.

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