Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac Review

by Tomas Statkus - -

Please see the updated of Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 2018 review in a Security section, or click here

Even though Macs are considered safer than Windows, that is not exactly true. Yes, the majority of cybercriminals target Windows devices, because Windows operating system has a bigger market share, and macOS is a Unix-based operating system, which means that macOS is sandboxed. However, cyber threats targeting macOS are increasing rapidly. In order to keep your Mac safe, one of the leaders in cybersecurity industry, Bitdefender has developed security software for macOS – Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac.[1]

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac

Multi-Layer Ransomware Protection

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac provides users with multi-layers’ ransomware protection that allows users to stop worrying about losing sensitive or personal information or money.

  • Safe Files – prevents ransomware attacks

Bitdefender offers its customers the latest feature that is called Safe Files. The Safe Files feature provides an additional layer of protection against ransomware that attempts to encrypt sensitive data on the system. Safe Files is just like a vault where users can safely store their most valuable files and information. Once your files are saved, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac ensures that no one will be able to adjust or modify these files except for official sources. Users are also able to add or remove trusted applications. Safe Files also brings another level of security against ransomware.

  • Time Machine Protection – protects backups

In addition, Bitdefender provides users with Time Machine Protection that backups users’ files and information, in order to ensure the complete safety from sophisticated ransomware attacks. Thus, ransomware is one of the most dangerous types of malware that acts by encrypting precious files and information. Time Machine Protection empowers users to restore files without having to pay a ransom. In addition, the feature ensures that users can rely on their backups by preventing access from unauthorized sources.

Users are advised to use both Safe Files and Time Machine Protection in order to keep the most valuable files and information unharmed. It also has the ability to retrieve important data anytime in its' original form.

Bitdefender safe Mac

Non-Stop protection with Bitdefender Autopilot

Bitdefender provides users with Autopilot that handles all their security needs, so users do not have to take care of their security features or be bothered with the nitty-gritty. Once turned on, Bitdefender Autopilot combines a range of innovative and modern proprietary technologies in order to automatically detect and remove cyber threats, without interrupting ongoing processes, or having any negative impact on Mac’s speed and performances.

Blocks and removes adware

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac frees you from annoying adware. You are probably aware that even Macs are able to pick up intrusive adware software from the web while browsing and surfing. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac detects and stops this annoying and potentially unwanted software including adware, malicious hijacker programs, unwanted toolbars and other browser add-ons that were installed without your knowledge or permission.

Ultra Fast Scanning

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac provides its customers with fast scanning and ironclad protection against malware and malicious software without slowing down the system. The antivirus system is so quick and discreet that users will not even notice it is there working to keep their Macs safe and protected.

Scans without any negative impact on system performance

The latest Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac has been created to protect Mac OSX in perfect tune. The software learned to scan every single file or system without any interruptions or negative impact on ongoing processes. It also provides ironclad protection against any type of malware and malicious software.

Bitdefender Scanning Mac

Protection against Mac and PC malware

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac finds and stops not only threats created for Macs but also all malicious content that potentially can infect the Windows operating system. As a result, users will not be sharing viruses and other malicious software or content with family or friends who use Windows devices.

24/7 Cloud-based guard duty

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac provides users with protection against the latest malware. Bitdefender constantly updates its malware library using its cloud-based technologies that work in order to detect and eliminate threats. These cloud-based technologies allow Bitdefender to provide instant protection and security to users across the globe. With all the computing done in the Cloud, Bitdefender does not drag on user resources, and sensitive or private user information remains safely stored on their systems.

Great User Experience

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac user-interface is designed to provide an easy to navigate and modern user experience. The interface is intuitive and beautifully redesigned so users can run the antivirus all the time and it won’t stand in their way.

Bitdefender Mac vulnerable system

Customer Reviews

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is praised by Mac users across the globe because the antivirus software provides advanced protection against ransomware, blocks and removes adware and secures from any kind of cyber threats without any negative impact on system performance. According to Andreas Marx, CEO at AV-TEST

Bitdefender once again scored 100% in the area of Mac anti-malware protection.

Free 30-day trial

If you want to try Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac before purchasing it, Bitdefender offers a 30-day trial. This way you can try all the features and see if you are satisfied with the product before paying for it.

Bitdefender Browsers

System Requirements

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac supports only Intel-based Macintosh computer with OS X Mavericks (10.9.5), OS X Yosemite (10.10 or later), OS X El Capitan (10.11), macOS Sierra (10.12), or macOS High Sierra (10.13).

In addition, your Mac needs to have 1 GB of RAM Memory, at least 400 MB free hard disk space. An Internet connection is also required for registry and updates.

Browsers that TrafficLight is available for is Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.

About the Company Bitdefender

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is developed by Bitdefender, the cybersecurity, and antivirus software provider.[2] The company was established in 2001, Romania. Today Bitdefender provides security solutions for individuals, smart home and IoT devices, small and medium businesses and even large enterprises. In order to offer security consumers can rely on, Bitdefender applies advanced technologies that include machine learning that helps to avoid phishing attacks and other types of false content. Bitdefender protects over 500 million customers in more than 150 countries worldwide.

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Tomas Statkus
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Tomas Statkus is an IT specialist, the team leader, and the founder of He has worked in the IT area for over 10 years.

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