Tailor-Made for the Mac-OS X
With the recent popularity of the Mac product lineup, OS X immunity rumors against malware no longer applies. Numerous forms of malware -- spyware, ransomware, trojans, keyloggers, etc. -- designed solely for OS X exploitation either infects your entire system or steals sensitive information. Bring Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac into the picture, and you have an awesome antivirus utility that provides comprehensive security to all areas of OS X.
Featuring the best malware detection rates for five consecutive years, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac isn’t just limited to detecting malware; ultra-fast malware scanning, complete online shopping security, and cloud-based zero-day threat prevention are just a few of the many features that Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac gives you access to.
Beautifully Redesigned User Interface
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac isn’t just a straightforward Windows port, but rather a completely redesigned utility with a terrific looking user-interface. When launching the antivirus utility, you can immediately see the state of your Mac -- vulnerable, under threat, or safe -- allowing you to take appropriate action immediately.
All scan modes -- Quick Scan, Full Scan, and Custom Scan -- are also available for instant use, as does the Web Protection module where you get to integrate all major Web browsers with Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac for complete online protection. Other features such as Bitdefender Autopilot and Time Machine Protection are also prominently displayed, allowing you to spend less time searching for features and more time protecting your Mac.
Securing Your Mac Against Malware
With Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, protecting your iMac, MacBook Air, or Macbook Pro is as easy as breathing. By running continuously in the background, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac ensures that no malicious code nor dangerous apps come anywhere near system-critical areas of the OS X. By actively cross-referencing any suspicious item against a continuously updated database of all known malware definitions, and with the best detection rates in business, there’s practically no chance of anything malicious slipping past the live shields deployed by Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac.
Even when it comes to newer forms of malware, the antivirus utility uses behavioral analysis to identify abnormal behaviors, which also makes it effective against deeply hidden trojans, rootkits, and key loggers.
In rare instances where you don’t think the live shields are doing their job properly, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac also features three scan modes that allow you to scan OS X however you see fit. The first of the three modes, Quick Scan, does a terrific job at quickly scanning system-critical areas for malware, ideal if you want to find spyware apps hidden deep within the operating system.
Full Scan, the second of the two modes, allow you to scan the entire hard drive and any additional storage devices connected to OS X -- complete with archive scanning -- to detect any malicious items stored within. The last of the three, the Custom Scan mode, is the best way to scan your Mac when you want to check a specific file or folder that you think might be infected with malware -- downloaded items, for example.
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac uses live notifications to keep you in the loop when it detects any threats to your Mac, allowing you to instantly take appropriate action instantly. Available actions include deleting dangerous threats, quarantining potentially malicious items, or repairing infected files. You can also choose to exclude falsely flagged files, folders, and programs from being detected as threats by adding them to an exclusions list.
If all these feels like so much trouble, you can instead let Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac do the job for you automatically. By integrating proprietary Bitdefender Autopilot technology, you can just work on your Mac unhindered, while Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac takes care of detected threats using advanced artificial intelligence algorithms to make the appropriate decisions.
Staying Safe While Surfing Online
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac seamlessly connects to all three major Web browsers on the Mac -- Safari, Chrome, and Firefox -- via the TrafficLight extension. Setting up the extension is done via the Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac Web Protection module, where you can easily select your favorite browser to install the extension on. TrafficLight actively monitors all traffic to and from your Web browser, and instantly blocks anything malicious from reaching your Mac.
Malicious websites that host phishing attacks to steal personal information are also cross-referenced against a cloud database and blocked completely -- you can, however, still visit blocked sites at your own risk. In addition, this versatile extension also adds indicators next to search results so that you know what websites are safe to visit.
Protecting Time Machine Backups
The Mac OS X uses Time Machine backups to protect your information against data corruption, but they are a prime target for ransomware attacks. In addition to encrypting files, most forms of ransomware also make it a priority to infect your Time Machine Backups, leaving you with no choice but to pay a ransom in exchange for a decryption key to valuable information.
Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac’s Time Machine Protection feature ensures that any ransomware attacks, in the unlikely instance of any security breach through the live shields, don’t pose any threats to the Time Machine backups. By actively sandboxing backed up content, you don’t ever have to worry about losing both your files and any backups from ransomware.
Is It Worth Buying?
With the plethora of OS X protection features available for use, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac should be the ideal option whenever you are on the lookout for a Mac-based antivirus solution. With amazing detection rates, complete online protection, and comprehensive security for Time Machine backups, you don’t ever have to worry about malware once you have Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac installed.
That isn’t all; whether it’s receiving completely automated protection with access to Bitdefender Autopilot technology, scanning your entire Mac with no negative system impact thanks to the Bitdefender Photon engine, or protecting the OS X against all new forms of malware via various cloud-based technologies, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac should be the antivirus utility of choice for complete OS X protection.