Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac



  • Gain complete protection against all forms of Mac-based threats
  • Also detects Windows-based malware forms -- allows you to hand over data to others safely
  • Multiple scan modes and live shields let you stay safe at all times
  • Unique protection modules protect Time Machine backups against ransomware
  • Bitdefender TrafficLight extension actively secures your Mac while Web surfing



Secure Yourself from Mac-based Threats

If you were feeling rather let down about your Windows brethren getting access to one of the best antivirus utilities in business, you don’t have to anymore. By bundling in every feature that made Bitdefender Antivirus Plus so great on Windows, you can now start protecting your Mac like never before with access to Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac.

With the ability to detect just about any kind of malware, complete with advanced behavioral analysis and heuristics, you won’t ever have to worry about your Mac falling victim to dangerous forms of spyware, ransomware, or rootkits. That isn’t all; features such as Bitdefender Autopilot and Time Machine Protection should allow for a completely unique experience like never before.

How It Works

Like Windows, Macs are also susceptible to various forms of malware, and if anyone tells you otherwise, they are just plain wrong. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac provides comprehensive protection against the most dangerous forms of malware -- adware, trojans, rootkits, spyware, key loggers, etc. -- with the use of various live protection modules, which actively crawls every nook and cranny on your Mac for hidden malicious executables and code.

In addition, it also uses behavioral analysis and heuristics to detect abnormal activity, making it the best form of protection against new threats that aren’t yet part of any antivirus definitions database. Further, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac also provides protection against sensitive data, securing your connection when it comes to inserting credit card details, bank account information, or email passwords.

Protecting Your Mac

With Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, your Mac is made secure right from the get-go. By actively running in the background, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac protects you against all forms of dangerous malware. The live shields that run in the background actively cross-checks everything from running processes to files residing in system-critical areas against a huge database of regularly updated malware signatures.

If that isn’t enough, advanced behavioral modules also keep track of any abnormal activities on your Mac, making it the best solution against rootkits and unknown threats. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac doesn’t just detect threats that are native to OS X; it also catches malicious items designed for Windows, allowing you to hand out any downloaded files to your co-workers or family members who use Windows devices without worry.

Same as with Bitdefender Antivirus Plus running on Windows, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac features the renowned Bitdefender Autopilot module that has the ability to take care of any detected threats in your place. When turned on, this module doesn’t display any pop-up notifications, allowing you to work unhindered while Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac takes the actions necessary against malicious items using advanced artificial intelligence algorithms.

If you don’t want to be bothered while, for example, playing a video game, just turn Bitdefender Autopilot on so that you won’t have to deal with distracting pop-ups all the time. When turned off, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac instead notifies you on what action to take, where you can choose to either quarantine, delete, or in some cases, repair malicious files or infected items.

Multiple Scan Modes

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac features three separate modes that allow you to scan suspicious files, folders, or partitions for any forms of malicious items -- Quick Scan, Full Scan, and Custom Scan. With the Quick Scan option, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac lets you perform a quick scan of any vulnerable areas, while Full Scan lets you scan your entire Mac for hidden malware.

Custom Scan, on the other hand, allows you to check out any individual directories that you think may have been infected. Unlike its Windows counterpart, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac doesn’t feature a Vulnerability Scan mode, which should have been included when it comes to dealing with security loopholes in any outdated applications installed on your Mac.

Securing Sensitive Information

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac isn’t just limited to protecting your Mac from malicious items; it in fact also helps you protect sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands while you are online. With Web Protection modules for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari, all websites and links are scanned automatically for phishing attempts or malicious content, allowing you to surf the entire Internet with peace of mind.

Even when it’s time to enter confidential data -- bank account info, credit card numbers, etc. -- into forms when you are, for example, purchasing a product online, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac actively ensures that your data is safe from key loggers and other spyware applications by deploying various masking algorithms to hide keystrokes.

Time Machine Protection

The latest iteration of Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac adds a news feature called Time Machine Protection, which provides comprehensive protection against any form of malware from invading your Time Machine backups.

By actively deploying Time Machine Protection technology as a live shield, you can be rest assured that dangerous forms of malware such as ransomware -- which encrypts files and demands a ransom in exchange for the decryption key -- gets nowhere near any Time Machine Backups. This feature can be toggled on or off at any time of your choosing.

Should I Buy Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac?

If you are a Mac user, gone are the days when the OS X flew under the radar and you didn’t have to worry about any forms of malicious attacks. With the rise of Mac users in recent years -- particularly due to the popularity of the MacBook-- so has attempts by malware creators to sabotage OS X users.

Thanks to Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, however, you can stop worrying about any forms of malicious attempts on your Mac. By featuring some of the best detection standards in the industry, and with advanced behavioral analytical features that even zero-day threats don’t have a chance against at, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac should be well worth the peace of mind that it brings to the table.

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