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Bitdefender Threat Scanner Review

Bitdefender is one of the top Mac antivirus program. It is a top performer in malware detection and many other useful security features. It’s not without faults.

The default suite’s interface is simple to navigate, and it has features in 3 categories: Protection, Privacy, and Utilities. The Protection tab is a focus on the features you’d expect from an antivirus suite, such as real-time scanning, firewall monitoring, and ransomware countermeasures. The Privacy tab offers suggestions on how to stay safe on the internet, including a secure browser for the web that runs sites within the sandbox, to block malware from infecting your regular browser. The Utilities tab is a place to find optimization tools and the file shredder, which overwrites files with a unique algorithm, making them unrecoverable even when they are deleted.

Other features are available on premium plans, including a handy password manager and an Anti-Tracker program which can block excessive tracking carried out by many websites. The program also offers a vulnerability scan that can detect faulty apps as well as weak passwords and Windows updates that haven’t been applied. It also provides a quick custom scan that only takes five minutes, much faster than competitors like Norton and TotalAV.

The only issue with the application is the slow process of installation which can be a hassle for users who want to get started immediately. In addition, the application’s “Reveal in the Finder” option doesn’t work, which is a strange absence for an antivirus application that competes against other antivirus solutions that do similar things in just a few clicks.


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