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 set to go. It board meeting software automatically updates its virus definitions and you can select between a Quick or a Deep Scan. You can also select to scan files and external volumes in a custom location. The program also comes with a robust anti-theft tool that allows you to locate your device and play an alarm, remove its contents remotely, and also block it from connecting with wifi networks.

The program also features an online knowledge base that contains videos, tutorials, and a massive collection of articles and also offers top speed for scanning viruses – a fast custom scan took just 5 minutes on my test device. It’s also one among the few programs that offer a vulnerability scan that scans your device for outdated software as well as weak passwords.

Overall, Bitdefender is one of the most effective malware scanners. It consistently provides impressive results in independent lab tests. It offers unbeatable spyware detection rates and a very well-rounded protection suite that includes features like password management, a quick VPN, an anti-tracker and parental controls. It also offers machine protection as part of many of its business plans. This is an important benefit over other services.

Bitdefender’s interface is easy to navigate and breaks down its features into three categories three categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. Protection is the portion of Bitdefender that deals with features that are standard to all antivirus programs, such as real-time protection, firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy is about ways to be secure when browsing the internet. For example a safe browser which runs websites in an sandbox is designed to protect against malware infecting your normal browser. The Utilities category includes optimization tools and other handy utilities.