Bitdefender is one of the top Mac antivirus program. It has a high level of malware detection, as well as other useful security features. However, the program isn’t free of imperfections.
The default interface is simple to navigate and divides features into 3 categories: Privacy, Security, and Utilities. The Protection tab is mostly dedicated to the kind of features you’d expect from an antivirus suite, including real-time scanning, firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. The Privacy tab focuses on ways to ensure your online security including a secure web browser that runs websites inside the sandbox in order to protect you from malware that could infect your browser. The Utilities tab also includes optimization tools, as well as a file shredder that overwrites files with exclusive algorithms to make them unrecoverable, even if they have been deleted.
Premium plans also include a password manager and an option known as «Anti-Tracker» that can stop web services from tracking you overly. The program comes with a security scanner that can detect outdated applications and passwords that are weak or insecure, as get more well as Windows updates that aren’t applied. It also provides a speedy custom scan that takes just five minutes to complete, which is quicker than competitors such as Norton and TotalAV.
The only issue with the app is that it takes some time to install, which can frustrate users who are eager to get started. In addition, the application’s «Reveal in Finder» option isn’t working it seems like a strange decision for an antivirus software which competes with competing solutions that can do the same thing with just a few clicks.