Bitdefender Virus Scannerfor Mac



Computer safety

Anti-virus and anti-malware programs are a must, especially with the risk of computer infection nowadays. Bitdefender is one extra step you can take to maintain safety.

Defending your bits

Bitdefender is built to protect your Mac from all sorts of online threats. That is, when it detects them.

Without a firewall, antivirus, or program to detect malware, you’re at risk of accidentally exposing your computer to a harmful program. This can cause serious damage and expose personal information. Worse yet is that you could accidentally install ransomware, which forces you to pay a hefty fee or lose all of your data.

Bitdefender quickly scans through the storage on your computer looking for any issues or viruses. The speed at which these are done requires limited resources and frees up more time so that you can use the computer. This app will not slow your PC down by any noticeable measures.

This program also offers many other features to give you better value for your money. The premium service includes a VPN service for extra security when you browse the internet. Other features include a file shredder, Wi-Fi network scanner, and an unlimited password manager.

You should, however, note that the malware detection provided by Bitdefender is not perfect. To be entirely safe you may want to install a separate antimalware program as a safety net in case any suspicious program slips through, even though this is a rare occurrence. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and an extra step could cover the small holes that Bitdefender has.

Where can you run this program?

Bitdefender is available for Mac OS X 10.9.5, Windows 7 - 10, Android and IOS devices.

Is there a better alternative?

No. In terms of features, Bitdefender is awesome, as it offers plenty of features including a VPN and password manager. But, in terms of security, you'll get more from a program like Avast.

Our take

Bitdefender is an awesome service that keeps all your devices safe from any harmful coding and offers a VPN on higher plans.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re looking for an app that will help keep your computer safe, this is a pretty good choice.


  • Clean interface
  • Minimal performance penalty


  • Spotty malware detection

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Bitdefender Virus Scannerfor Mac


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