Bitdefender can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. After you have granted it full access to your disk and access to your security preferences in System Preferences, Bitdefender is ready to use. It updates itself automatically with new virus definitions and allows you to choose between a Quick Scan or a Deep Scan. You can also opt to scan files as well as external volumes at a specific location. The application also includes an effective anti-theft feature that allows you to locate your device, set an alarm, then remove its items from the internet, and block it from connecting to wifi networks.

The program also features a handy online knowledge base with videos tutorials and a large collection of content and also offers top virus scanning speeds - a fast custom scan took only 5 minutes on my test device. It's also among bitdefender threat scanner review the few programs that offer a vulnerability scan that scans your device for outdated software and passwords that are not secure.

Overall, Bitdefender is among the top malware detection scanners, always delivering outstanding results in independent lab tests. It has unbeatable spyware detection rates and a comprehensive protection package that includes features such as password managers, a fast VPN, an anti-tracker and parental controls. It even offers machine protection in a number of its business plans, a important benefit in comparison to other services.

Bitdefender's interface is easy to use and separates its features into three categories: Privacy Security, Protection and Utilities. Protection is the component of Bitdefender that deals with the common features of most antivirus programs, like real-time protection, firewall monitoring and countermeasures against ransomware. Privacy deals with methods to stay secure while browsing the web, such as a safe browser (designed with shopping and banking websites in mind) that runs websites within a sandbox. It also prevents malware from contaminating your normal internet browser. The Utilities section includes useful utilities and optimization tools.