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Bitdefender8.1.0.16

21 October 2019

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Overview

Going beyond antivirus and antimalware, Bitdefender for Mac is a comprehensive security suite protecting all of your devices.

Providing multi-layer protection against new and existing threats, Bitdefender Antivirus ensures the safety of data and privacy.

It responds instantaneously to malware without impacting performance, while game, movie, and work modes tailor notifications according to your activities to limit unnecessary alerts.

Bitdefender for Mac comes in two versions, Bitdefender Antivirus, and Bitdefender Total Security. A 30-day free download is available for both products.

Download Bitdefender for Mac and get:

  • Real-time protection: its virus scanner scans for ransomware, rootkits, spyware, trojans, viruses, worms, and zero-day exploits.
  • Integrated VPN: Ensures fast, anonymous, and secure online activities.
  • Network threat detection: Sophisticated threat intelligence detects and blocks malicious exploits, including botnets and brute force attacks.
  • Online security: Antiphishing and anti-fraud capabilities detect and warn you of potential risks, while anti spam technology identifies and filters unwanted emails.

Additional Features

  • Anti-ransomware: Instant protection against new, malicious attacks.
  • Wi-Fi Advisor: Scans public Wi-Fi hotspots for security risks before you connect.
  • Firewall: Blocks attacks from data snoops, hackers, and malicious applications.
  • Advanced Threat Defense: Advanced heuristics to identify anomalies and detect threats in real-time.

Awards and Recognition

  • AV-TEST: Top scores for protection, performance, and usability (6.0/6.0).
  • PC Mag: "Editors' Choice for security mega-suite."

Version Features

Bitdefender Internet Security comes in two licensed packages, each with a free 30-day trial.

Bitdefender Antivirus

  • Anti-adware, antivirus, antiphishing, anti-ransomware, and antispyware
  • Safe Files to prevent unauthorized access and changes.
  • Time Machine Protection for backing up and restoring files held hostage by ransomware.
  • Cross-platform malware detection to prevent cross-contamination between devices.
  • VPN to ensure privacy and data protection for all online activities.

Bitdefender Total Security 2020

Everything in Bitdefender Antivirus PLUS:

  • Advanced threat defense using behavioral analysis to detect suspicious app activity.
  • Bitdefender Photon adapts configurations to optimize performance.
  • Parental controls to limit screen time and filter inappropriate content.

What’s new in Bitdefender?

The latest version is 2020.

  • Anti-tracker browser extension to keep data private and load web pages faster.
  • Microphone monitor to identify which apps have access to the microphone and when.
  • Minor bugs and other issues

What's new in Bitdefender

Version 8.1.0.16:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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FAQ

Does Bitdefender work on Mac?
Yes, Bitdefender for Mac works on Mac OS X 10.10 and later.
Is Bitdefender free for Mac?
No. 1, 2, or 3-year licenses can be purchased for either one or multiple devices. A 30-day free trial is available.
Does Bitdefender for Mac have a firewall?
Yes. The firewall blocks attacks from data snoops, hackers, and malicious applications.
Is Bitdefender reliable?
Yes. It was the top-rated antivirus product in terms of protection, performance, and usability by AV-TEST.
Does the Bitdefender free version remove malware?
Yes. The free version has the same capabilities as the paid version, but the trial period is limited to 30 days.
Does Bitdefender slow down your computer?
No. With the exception of some system scans, Bitdefender uses online scans in the cloud to alleviate system overhead.

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14 Reviews of Bitdefender

alas!
24 May 2011
Version: 1.17.3304

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After using BD for a while I noticed Activity Monitor showing a process called BDDaemon consistently using about 530MB of memory. Wow, this little beast is a memory hog. True, it didn't cause my MacBook Pro any noticeable performance degradation but that kind of memory use for one process IS excessive especially when going on continuously, So I uninstalled BD and will stick with ClamX for now. But you're saying "There are no viruses for Macs out there currently" and your right but it's just a matter of time before one or more are unleashed upon us and and I think it prudent to have some protection and be familiar with using it.
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4
Bremen
17 August 2019
Version: 6.2.1.18
I have resumed using BD but their installation/re-installation process is poorly designed. I can understand the frustrations identified here but once installed, it is performing with minimal system impact, from what I can ascertain. They need to revamp their installation process as it is an immediate deterrent to many folks to whom I have suggested BD.
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0.5
Joneichorst
27 July 2019
Version: 6.2.1.18
Horrible system hit. Unable to install vpn. unable to remedy. full system scan hangs and becomes unresponsive. Tried to uninstall and reinstall, the uninstaller does not work. Every aspect from registering to using the product has been a universe of frustration.
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5
Stainless-Steel
02 May 2018
Version: 6.1.0.14
Compared to other anti-virus programs this is VERY lightweight... now when performing a FULL scan, yes expect CPU to go up but background daily uses, it's great! We also love, from an IT prospective, that we can remotely trigger and schedule other PC/Mac to scan, optimize, etc. without the other person having to do anything other then leave their computer on, and for that matter, if they don't it will perform the scan the next time it's on and connected to the internet.

Also note that Macupdate is out of date, as of May 2nd 2018 it is Version 6.2.1.18.
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5
Vince-nt
21 May 2016
Version: 4.0.0.10079
For me, it's the lightest, fastest and most efficient AV on mac.
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Tom46
16 May 2016
Version: 4.0.0.10079
A total piece of crap. Tied my system in knots and I couldn't find the uninstaller they said was there. Had to resort to a backup clone to restore the system.
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3.5
tjekov37
16 November 2014
Version: 3.0.7135
http://securityspread.com/S0urce/LatestDetectionRates.pdf
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Pugwash
19 May 2014
Version: 2.30
Trialled this and all was good until a couple of weeks into the trial period when my Mac became incredibly slow, almost to the point of choking. Deleted it and all is back to normal. Here's a link I found to properly uninstall it, it deals specifically with BitDefender Don't just trash it from the Applications folder, that won't work. http://www.maccomputerlessons.com/how_to_uninstall_an_application_program_on_apple_mac.htm
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Ntryst
01 February 2013
Version: 2.30
I dont like this app! It has slowed my computer and even worse I cant unInstall it! Can anyone recommend me how to do so? Ive contacted the Bitdefender support 3 times and they always say they will email me instructions how to uninstall but I never hear from them! My low star review is because it has slowed my computer and I dont think that its worth using this for the features it claims to provide if the trade off is for that. TIA
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Ntryst
01 February 2013
Version: 2.30
I dont like this app! It has slowed my computer and even worse I cant unInstall it! Can anyone recommend me how to do so? Ive contacted the Bitdefender support 3 times and they always say they will email me instructions how to uninstall but I never hear from them! TIA
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0.5
Etgrey
26 November 2012
Version: 2.30
Looks good, but when it tells you of a problem and you choose the fix it option it just rescans the files. Well good enough but do I really want to wait over 19 hours to rescan when it should just F**king fix the problem.
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alas!
24 May 2011
Version: 1.17.3304
After using BD for a while I noticed Activity Monitor showing a process called BDDaemon consistently using about 530MB of memory. Wow, this little beast is a memory hog. True, it didn't cause my MacBook Pro any noticeable performance degradation but that kind of memory use for one process IS excessive especially when going on continuously, So I uninstalled BD and will stick with ClamX for now. But you're saying "There are no viruses for Macs out there currently" and your right but it's just a matter of time before one or more are unleashed upon us and and I think it prudent to have some protection and be familiar with using it.
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alas!
02 May 2011
Version: 1.17.3304
Twice now, BitDefender's anti-virus program has alerted me to what turned out to be false positives. I ran the virus scan and it came up with nothing. I know that there are currently no real virus threats for Mac, but I like to keep an anti virus program on hand for the day when there is a threat.....sooner or later one will rear its ugly head.
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4.5
Philih
06 April 2011
Version: 1.17.3304
It's a really fast and ressource-saving scanner. You can also turn of the background-scanner. I know that most people think, that a Mac don't needs a scanner. I don't think so. I want to be prepared.
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alas!
05 April 2011
Version: 1.17.3304
Bit Defender includes anti-spyware and anti-phishing detection along with virus protection. As far as I know, it's the only program around that includes all three functions. I gave it a test run and found it not particularly fast. Perhaps the inclusion of ant-phishing and anti-spyware functions slows Bit Defender down. Anyway, it seems to be pretty thorough......it claimed to find and delete 6 java related cooties on my Mac. Bit Defender is NOT free as stated here but $40 for a one year's license, $60 for two years and $90 for three years.....a bit pricey but in line with other anti-virus software. With the malware threat to Macs increasing, it does make sense to consider some protection and have it on hand. Looks like Bit Defender's anti-phishing and anti-spyware functions give it a leg up on other anti virus software. I just might go for it if it were available at a discount such as a MU Promo.
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