Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 2018-2019 Review

Our review for Bitdefender antivirus for Mac 2018-2019
A new ransomware-protection tool has been offered by Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, in order to prevent ransomware malicious attacks that can encrypts your Mac and locking access to your files.

Let's get started and see what's new!

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac Protection
In order to detect Mac viruses and adware, the mode of protection offered by Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac incorporates a signature-based malware detection, cloud-based data collection, and behavioral-pattern recognition.

The new anti-ransomware feature added by Bitdefender antivirus for Mac is known as ‘Safe Files’. This new ransomware-protection tool that helps in constantly monitoring the system folders in order prevent any sort of hijacking. Another beneficial aspect is that this new ransomware frequently locks system’s backup drives, thereby, protecting Time Machine backups in an efficient manner. 

Bitdefender's new anti-ransomware tool can be assessed by clicking on command and opening the preferences menu. You'll get the option to protect files, folders, and disks under the ‘Safe Files’. These can be protected from being accessed by unnecessary applications. The permission to such programs can be managed by clicking ‘Manage Application’s button.

The directory of quarantined files and settings is located in the preferences window. Also from this screen, you can access your account details and scan history. The "Go to your account" link placed in the right corner’s bottom provides you an access to more settings. Bitdefender Central not only offers the facility of blocking specific websites, but also it has the provision to block websites related to gambling, drugs and the adult content in order to keep children away from them.

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac also helps in protecting Windows machines from malware, and other possible threats. After its installation, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac adds free TrafficLight browser extension with ability for advanced phishing detection to Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Furthermore, if the web search directs to an unsafe page, it warns you, thus, proceeding as an added, browser-based malware filter.

As per the Bitdefender's full scans, an average of 1 minute and 46 seconds was timed, and thus, it was the shortest time among the products assessed by us.

Design & user interface
The sleek design of Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is the most attractive option, as compared to other available Mac antivirus products. The main screen of Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac illustrates the status of the system as "Your Mac is safe ". The display of the screen is clear with large fonts, and big scan buttons positioned below that. Furthermore, only a single click is needed for each Bitdefender scan in comparison to two or more steps needed for the scan by Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac.

Another beneficial feature of Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is that the main Bitdefender window also informs about the installed web browsers – Firefox, Chrome, and Safari on the web protection extension. You can also disable its autopilot scanning, in case the need arises.

After purchasing Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, you can install it on your Mac. The procedure involves accessing Bitdefender Central, opening an account, inserting the activation code and downloading a .pkg installer file. In this way, the rest of the installation files get downloaded and the process gets concluded. Amongst the eight antivirus programs examined by us, it took roughly eight minutes for the entire procedure. 

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac was got installed on our MacBook, and it took just about 3 minutes.

Bottom Line: 
The new Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is an excellent security program. It comes in an elegant sleek design, together with the new ransomware protection tool, advanced built-in parental controls. Easy to use interface with a single click scanning and powerful performance make it a very strong challenger in the entire market.
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