Bitdefender is a malware and antivirus solution for Mac. With the recent prevalence of Mac viruses, a good malware protection program like Bitdefender is an essential part of any Mac ecosystem.
No slowdown: Bitdefender ran smoothly in the background, without having any noticeable effect on the rest of the Mac.
Clear options: Some virus protection software is too complicated for the beginner to use effectively. Bitdefender is very straightforward, with three clear options when the program first launches. You can scan custom locations, do a full system scan, or scan a specific location.
Automatic virus definition updates: Bitdefender allows you to request that it update automatically to its virus database. Each update ran smoothly in the background.
Lack of scheduling options: A full system scan takes a great deal of time and computer resources. The lack of off-peak hour scheduling is unfortunate, as you usually don't want to initiate this yourself at a time when you want to be using your computer.
Bitdefender is certainly a competent and useful protection tool for Mac. The lack of some advanced features seen in other solutions of this type, such as scheduling, is frustrating. However, it does work well, and doesn't seem to be overly taxing on a computer's resources.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 3.1.
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac offers fast scanning and ironclad protection against malware without slowing you down. Bitdefender is so fast and so discreet, you won't even know it's there, working to keep your Mac safe. Our dedicated Mac team has worked hard to make sure the new Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac takes full advantage of the powerful MacOSX to provide the best anti-malware defence.
January 09, 2015
Version: Bitdefender Antivirus 3.1
- Very light on system usage resources;
- Excellent signatures database which guarantees protection against Mac threats and also Windows malwares;
- Excellent link protection and advisory named BitDefender TrafficLight that guarantee protection against phishing and malware sites;
- It does not interfere on the use of your system at all;
- Hourly database updates.
I personally would like to be notified at new hourly database update.
The current version alerts user just once a day when the user starts up the computer.
I've already tested many security solutions designed for Mac, including the free ones: Avast, Sophos, Avira and AVG.
BitDefender Antivirus for Mac is the one that best combines optimum protection with lower consumption of computer resources, which is is a great balance!