Bitdefender is among the top antivirus scanners available for Mac that has consistently high rates of malware detection and many other beneficial security features. The program is not without faults.
The default suite’s interface is simple to navigate and features in three categories: Privacy as well as Privacy and Utilities. The Protection tab focuses on features you would expect from an antivirus suite, like real-time scanning, firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. The Privacy tab outlines ways to remain safe on the internet, including an encrypted web browser that runs websites inside the sandbox, to prevent malware from infecting your standard browser. The Utilities tab also includes optimization tools as well as a file shredder that overwrites files with exclusive algorithms to render them unrecoverable even if they’ve been deleted.
Premium plans also come with a password manager, as well as a solution called “Anti-Tracker” that will stop web services from tracking you too often. The program also comes with an vulnerability scan that can detect faulty apps, weak passwords, and Windows updates that haven’t yet been applied. It also provides a speedy customized scan that takes five minutes to complete, which is much faster than other competitors like Norton and TotalAV.
The only downside to the app is the slow process of installation which can be very frustrating for those who want to get started right away. Additionally, the app’s “Reveal in the Finder” option doesn’t work this is a bizarre absence for an antivirus application which competes with competing solutions that can do similar things in just few clicks.