Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After providing it with 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 choose between a Quick or a Deep Scan. You can also opt to scan files as well as external volumes in a custom location. The application includes a very efficient anti-theft tool, as well, that allows you to locate and sound an alarm on your device, remotely remove its contents and prevent it from connecting to wifi networks.

It also includes a knowledge base on the internet that includes articles and videos. A quick custom scan on my test device took only 5 minutes. It’s also among the few competitors to include an vulnerability scanner that can check your device for insecure software and weak passwords It also comes with an easy scheduler that allows for quick custom scans.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the best malware detection scanners, consistently returning remarkable results in independent lab tests. It has unbeatable rates of spyware detection and a well-rounded collection of protection options, including parental and password manager controls. It offers protection for machines as part of many of its business plans. This is a huge advantage over other products.

Bitdefender is simple to use and categorizes its features into three categories: Protection, Privacy and Utilities. Protection is the portion of Bitdefender that covers features that are standard to all antivirus programs, including real time protection, firewall monitoring, and ransomware countermeasures. Privacy is about ways to stay safe while surfing the web. For example a safe browser that operates within a sandbox in order to prevent malware from infecting your regular browser. The Utilities section contains useful tools and optimization tools.