Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After giving 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 or a Deep Scan. You can also choose to scan files or external volumes in a custom location. The application comes with a highly efficient anti-theft tool, also, which allows you to find and record an alarm on your device, then remotely delete its contents and block it from connecting get more to wifi networks.

The program also has a handy online knowledge base with videos and a huge collection of information as well as excellent speed for scanning viruses – a fast custom scan took just 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also one of the few competing programs to include a vulnerability scanner that scans your device for outdated software and weak passwords and also offers a handy scheduler for quick custom scans.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the top malware detection scanners, consistently returning remarkable results in independent lab tests. It offers unbeatable spyware-detection rates and a comprehensive set of security features, such as parental and password management 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’s interface is easy to navigate and breaks down its features into three categories: Privacy Utilities, Protection and Privacy. Protection is the portion of Bitdefender that focuses on features that are standard to all antivirus programs, including real time protection, firewall monitoring, and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy covers methods to stay secure while browsing the web, such as a safe browser (designed with banking and shopping websites in mind) that runs websites within the sandbox and stops malware from contaminating your normal internet browser. The Utilities category has optimization tools as well as other handy utilities.