Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review


Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After granting it full disk access and access to your security preferences in System Preferences, Bitdefender is ready to use. It automatically updates its virus definitions, and you can select between a Quick Scan and a Deep Scan. You can also select to scan files and external volumes at a specific location. The program also comes with an effective anti-theft feature that allows you to locate your device and set off an alarm, take away its contents from the internet, and block it from connecting to wifi networks.

The program also includes an online knowledge base, with videos tutorials and a large selection of articles 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 one among the few rivals that include vulnerability scans that checks your device for old programs as well as weak passwords.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the most effective malware detection scanners, consistently delivering impressive results in independent lab tests. It offers unbeatable spyware identification rates and a very well-rounded protection collection with features like a password manager, fast VPN with an anti-tracker and parental controls. It includes machine protection as part of many of its business plans. This is a huge advantage compared to other services.

Bitdefender is simple to navigate and group its features into three categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection is the part of Bitdefender that deals with the features that are common to all antivirus programs, including real time protection, firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy is about ways to ensure security while browsing the internet, like a safe browser (designed with shopping and banking websites in mind) that runs websites within a sandbox and prevents malware from contaminating your regular internet browser. The Utilities section contains useful utilities and optimization tools.


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