Keep your Mac protected against all of the latest online threats
Mac viruses are no longer the fables they were once thought to be. While still far less prevalent than viruses designed to target users of Windows based PCs, viruses aimed at Apple's operating system are becoming increasingly common as Mac popularity continues to rise. There are a large number of Windows antivirus programs available, but numbers are far more limited when it comes to the Mac - this is something that Bitdefender AntiVirus for Mac aims to address.
The app can be used to keep your computer protected by checking for signs of infection on a schedule, but it is also possible to check individual files by simply dragging and dropping them onto the program interface. Despite the name, Bitdefender AntiVirus for Mac is also capable of blocking various forms of malware as well as preventing identity theft.
Phishing web sites are effectively stopped in their tracks, and any attempt to steal personal information is thwarted. The app's interface is easy to navigate, being as it is divided into a series of clearly defined section, each dealing with a separate component of system protection.
The protection offered by Bitdefender is multi-layered. Any files that are clearly viruses are immediately cleansed or deleted, while those that appear suspicious are quarantined so they cannot cause any damage if they are in fact dangerous. Details of such files are sent to Bitdefender for analysis so the files can be dealt with appropriately.
Virus protection is important even for Mac users who are not convinced of their system's potential vulnerability. Networks can include both Macs and PCs and it would be perfectly possible for a Mac to be used as a carrier for a virus that is passed on to a PC on the same network. With Bitdefender AntiVirus for Mac files infected with Windows viruses are also detected.
Includes a 3-Mac, 1-Year license.
Review by Mark Wilson.