Bitdefender has been developing online protection since 2001. In September 2014, the company claimed to have its technologies installed in around 500 million home and corporate devices across the globe.
So being on the market this long we may expect great performing software. As Mac threats are growing each year because of the popularity of our Mac systems, we are in need of proper or rather the best performing antivirus available today.
There is some pretty stiff competition around, so what makes an antivirus software package stand out from the crowd ? Of course detection scores in AV-tests and system impact on scanning is important, less impact is better. Extra provided features are of course a bonus if present.
Installation is straightforward, with no questions asked but popup allowance for access to your Mac system. Once installed its time to activate your personal ‘ Bitdefender Central ‘ account on the web.
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac doesn’t offer scheduled scans, as the main benefit that the product is offering is Autopilot which provides non-stop protection with minimal impact on the system performance.
- Blocks and removes annoying adware
- Zero negative impact on speed
- Provides non-stop protection with Bitdefender AutopilotTM
- Secures your online shopping experience
- Protects against Mac and PC malware
- Delivers 24/7 Cloud-based guard duty
The new Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is a powerful security solution which can detect and remove all kinds of malicious software (“malware”), including:
- Trojan horses
Preferences are basic and provide an overview of account, what to do when found , exclusions, history and Quarantine.
The latest Quarantine is a bit uncommon in terms of placement in an app. Normally Quarantine is found as part of the main interface, this time Bitdefender placed it in Preferences.
I’s rather place it in the main interface as clickable option.
SCAN & DETECTION
Bitdefender has a reputation to be one of the best on todays market. Recent AV-test shows how Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac scored against its competitors.
AV-Test 2016 shows Bitdefender is defenitly on top, being the best or one of the best malware security applications money can buy.
System load is another factor not to take lightly as less impact means smoother use of your mac OSX system, making it run in the background unnoticed.
Great performance from Bitdefender with their Antivirus for Mac utility.
System impact on scanning ( Auto pilot ) is the best around.
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac also provides Web-protection which is a usefull utility preventing you from visiting hackers sites and supports a special anti-phishing system that scans the webpages you browse and warns you when you come across fraudulent attempts.
An icon in the browsers topbar shows the status of the visited website.
Bit defender Antivirus Mac scans really slow ( but accurate ) READ ” BEST MAC ANTIVIRUS 2016 ”
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac provides the user safety, and secure internet browsing. Again Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac scores the full 100% malware detection with least system speed impact performance,but significant slower scan speed then its competitors . Auto pilot provides real-time scanning and first class detection support. Scan scheduling is not available. A fair price completes a pretty picture being a very good Antivirus tool with no frills.
If you feel you don’t need extra options and opt for the 100% score, and least system impact Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is your best bet. A true 5 star result in our review.
BITDEFENDER ANTIVIRUS for MAC€ 39,95
Anti spyware protection10/10
Full scan speed7/10
- Antivirus protection
- Malware protection
- Web protection
- Auto pilot
- Fast scans
- No system speed impact
- Perfect detection scores
- No firewall
- No parental control