Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender is simple 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 good to go. It will automatically update its virus definitions, and you can choose between a Quick Scan and a Deep Scan. You can also opt to websites scan files as well as external volumes in a customized location. The program also has an effective anti-theft feature that allows you to locate your device and play an alarm, delete its items remotely, and also block it from connecting to wifi networks.

The program also comes with a handy online knowledge base that includes videos, tutorials, and a massive selection of articles and also offers top virus scanning speeds – a quick custom scan took less than 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 a handy scheduler for quick custom scans.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the best malware detection scanners, consistently delivering impressive 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 includes protection for machines as part of many of its business plans. This is a major advantage compared to other services.

Bitdefender is easy to navigate and organizes its features into three categories: Protection, Privacy and Utilities. Protection is the component of Bitdefender that covers features that are standard to all antivirus programs, such as real time protection, firewall monitoring, and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy deals with methods to stay secure while browsing the web, including a safe browser (designed with shopping and banking websites in mind) that runs websites within a sandbox. It also prevents malware from infecting your normal internet browser. The Utilities category is filled with optimization tools as well as other useful tools.