Bitdefender is an excellent Mac antivirus program. It has a high percentage of malware detection and many other useful security features. However, it’s not without imperfections.
The default suite’s interface is easy to navigate, and it has features in three categories: Protection privacy, Utilities, and Protection. The Protection tab is mostly dedicated to the kinds of features you’d expect from an antivirus suite, including real-time scanning, firewall monitoring and countermeasures against ransomware. The Privacy tab focuses on ways to remain safe online such as a secure browser that runs sites within the sandbox in order to protect you from malware that could infect your browser. The Utilities tab is a place to find optimization tools as well as a file shredder that overwrites files with exclusive algorithms to render them unrecoverable even if they’ve been deleted.
Other features are included with premium plans, including an effective password manager and an Anti-Tracker program that can stop the excessive tracking performed by a number of web-based services. The program also comes with an vulnerability scan that can detect outdated apps or passwords that are weak, as well as Windows updates that haven’t been applied. It also provides a speedy customized scan that takes only five minutes to complete, which is much faster than other competitors like Norton and TotalAV.
The only issue with the application is that it takes some time to install and is a source of frustration for users who are eager to start. The “Reveal in the Finder” feature of the app isn’t functional. It’s a curious choice for an antivirus application that competes against rival solutions that accomplish the same thing in a matter of clicks.