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Bitdefender Virus Scanner

By Bitdefender SRL

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Essential security for your Mac!

Bitdefender Virus Scanner finds Mac malware as well as Windows viruses with ease. Virus Scanner will detect any infected files that you downloaded or got in your inbox, so your Mac will be safe and you won’t pass anything bad to your friends’ computer.

Grant Bitdefender Virus Scanner access to the locations on your computer that you want to scan against malware. Choose ‘Deep System Scan’ or ‘Scan Critical Locations’ to scan. The award-winning Bitdefender engines will find that piece of malware. For free!

Make sure your Mac is free of infected files. Don't put your friends and family at risk by unknowingly passing along malware.

- Detects both OS X malware and Windows viruses;
- Before a scan, it updates to detect the latest malware;
- Searches for malware even in archives and inside various types of files such as pdf, pkg, zip, rar, etc.;
- Critical locations scan - rapidly scans system areas that are prone to infections.
- Award-winning Bitdefender antivirus engines;

- Quarantines dangerous files;
- Deep system scan for all the locations the user has granted access to;
- Drag-and-drop scan of files or folders;
- Option to exclude files and folders from scan (i.e. Time Machine backups, etc.) 
- Easy-to-use interface.

- Due to sandboxing in the App Store, the app has access only to the locations that the user has explicitly granted access to. Grant access to the entire disk for increased protection;
- Disinfection limited by the privileges of the user running the app;
- Doesn’t scan programs stored in memory.

What's New in Version 3.5

Bug fixes

Plus all the great fixes from the previous version:
* better memory management
* improvement: restore from quarantine in a new location if the original path is no longer available
* 64bit application support
* performance improvements


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Customer Reviews

Not sure how I feel about this app.

Pros - This app will detect viruses, trojans and adware. It will delete a number of them, what it cannot delete it will try to place in quarantine. Downloaded free from the app store.

Cons - It isn’t able to delete all the bad stuff, nor even able to quarantine all of what’s left over. It affects how you can obtain information on the web, it pops up a window telling you that it’s dedecting adware, and you have to quit and relaunch your browser - in some instances there are places you no longer can access, such as wikipedia. It does a great job of suppressing pop-up ads, except it's own, which constantly pops up. It does not have itself, built in, an ability to delete adware. It tells you to download a free app for that, however that app, once downloaded tells you that there is no adware on your computer - but it does let you know about other products you may purchase. What really burns me it that it constantly is telling me that my PC is running slow because there may be malware or adware on it - but I have an iMac, not a PC.

Summary - This app will work, it seems to be powerful, but it’s a real pain in the you know where to deal with.

Don’t let your younger brother borrow your macbook

Came in town and let my brother use my computer to make a CD. Little did I know that meant downloading music from some sketchy site…and the adware that went along with it. Now I know why he no longer has a working laptop. Searched the app store and found this app. Downloaded the free version. THANK YOU whom ever created this. Downloaded, scanned and deleted the toxic files in less than 25 minutes. I’m picky with my laptop, as I’m sure many people are, and never again will my younger brother get to use my laptop again.

Good scanner, needs more options on actions when something is found

This is a really decent scanner. I’ve been using it for months, running a once-a-week or so scan on my whole system. It’s nice because it doesn’t run in the system background at all, hogging resources.

I wish there were more options on what to do when it finds malware. Right now, the only options in the preferences are ingore and try to disinfect. There should be a option to ask you what to do when it finds something and possibly an option to delete the file (not disinfect).

Bitdefender Virus Scanner
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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5
  • Size: 146 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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