Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After you have granted it full access to your disk and access to your security preferences in System Preferences, Bitdefender is ready to use. It is able to automatically update 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 application also includes a robust anti-theft tool that lets you locate your device, set an alarm, delete its items remotely, and block it from connecting with wifi networks.
It also includes a knowledge base on the internet with videos and articles. A quick custom scan on my test device took less than 5 minutes. It is also one of few competitors that includes vulnerability scans that scans your device for old programs and passwords that are not secure.
Overall, Bitdefender is one of the most reliable malware scanners. It consistently provides impressive results in independent laboratory tests. It offers unbeatable spyware identification rates, and an extremely comprehensive protection bundle that includes features such as a password manager, rapid VPN with an anti-tracker and parental controls. It offers protection for machines as part of a variety of its business plans. This is a huge advantage over other products.
Bitdefender is easy to navigate and group its features into three categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection is the part of Bitdefender which focuses on the features that are common to all antivirus software, such as real-time protection, firewall monitoring and countermeasures against ransomware. Privacy is the process of figuring out ways to ensure your safety while browsing the internet. For example a safe browser that operates within the sandbox to protect against malware infecting your regular browser. And the Utilities category includes optimization tools as well as other handy utilities.