Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

In Uncategorized by Nicole

Bitdefender is one of the top Mac antivirus program. It has a high level of malware detection and a host of other useful security features. It’s not without problems.

The default interface for the suite is easy to navigate and groups feature in three categories: Protection, Privacy, and Utilities. The Protection tab is mostly dedicated to the kind of features you’d expect from any antivirus program, such as real time scanning, firewall monitoring, and ransomware countermeasures. The Privacy tab outlines ways to stay safe on internet, including an encrypted web browser which runs websites in the sandbox to stop malware from infecting your normal browser. The Utilities tab contains optimization tools and the file shredder, which erases files with exclusive algorithms to render them unrecoverable even if they’ve been deleted.

Other features are available with premium plans, including a simple password manager, as well as an Anti-Tracker program which can block excessive tracking carried out by many web services. It also includes vulnerability scanners that detect outdated software, weak passwords, and Windows updates that haven’t yet been applied. It also provides a quick customized scan that takes just five minutes, and is significantly faster than competitors like Norton and TotalAV.

The only downside of the app is that it takes an incredibly long time to install which may be frustrating to users who want to get started. The “Reveal in the Finder” feature of the application doesn’t work. It’s a curious oversight in an antivirus app that is competing with rival products that can do the same with just a few simple clicks.