Bitdefender Antivirus
Bitdefender Antivirus
6.2.1.18

3.4

Bitdefender Antivirus free download for Mac

Bitdefender Antivirus

6.2.1.18
03 May 2018

Absolute Protection.

Overview

Bitdefender Antivirus means absolute protection with zero negative impact on speed and performance. It provides absolute protection against new and unknown threats without slowing down your Mac. It connects to Bitdefender’s advanced Cloud-based technologies to instantly detect and block threats, regardless of where in the world they are born.

What's new in Bitdefender Antivirus

Version 6.2.1.18:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later and a 64-bit processor

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements for Bitdefender Antivirus

  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.9.5 or later

14 Bitdefender Antivirus Reviews

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alas!
24 May 2011

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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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Version 1.17.3304
Bremen
17 August 2019
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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Version 6.2.1.18
Joneichorst
27 July 2019
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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Version 6.2.1.18
Stainless-Steel
02 May 2018
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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Version 6.1.0.14
Vince-nt
21 May 2016
For me, it's the lightest, fastest and most efficient AV on mac.
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Version 4.0.0.10079
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
03 June 2016
But... there's no Mac viruses. So what's the point?
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
28 January 2018
Viruses aren't the only Mac threat.
There's also adware, malware and ransomware (a form of malware), and this app claims to prevent them all:

Multi-Layer Ransomware Protection
Blocks and removes annoying adware
Protects against Mac and PC malware



And ransomware isn't something that's easily removed - if you get it you're screwed! It'll cost more than the price of this app to unlock your system. Better to prevent adware/malware/viruses than to seek a remedy once infected.

A report from Malwarebytes in August 2017 shows that Mac malware has increased 230% since July 2016 (a month after your post).

According to your reasoning,
If your house isn't on fire right now, why buy fire insurance?
And if you aren't ill at the moment, why buy health insurance?

Just as a condom protects against getting a virus you don't want, so does computer antivirus.

There ARE Mac threats lurking in the dark recesses of the Internet, and there WILL be more and more of them.

You have two choices:

1. Protect yourself:
Guard against getting infected.in the first place.

2. Disinfect yourself:
Try to undo the harm caused by having a cavalier approach to security. This is likely to be a maddening, time-consuming affair, and you could end up losing some or all your data and possibly even having to reinstall the OS and start with a clean system.

Oh - but you DO have a recent backup...RIGHT? ;-)



All that said, I haven't had AV installed for more than a year.
I will probably install some soon - this post reminded me of its importance. And I do have lots of backups.




Just don't be fooled by the dev's claim of protecting "without slowing down your Mac."

One site that compared antivirus software said Bitdefender has a "greater impact on system performance than some of the other products we list in this story, although not by much." http://tinyurl.com/y79ybmx5
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Tom46
16 May 2016
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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Version 4.0.0.10079
1 answer(s)
Vince-nt
Vince-nt
21 May 2016
For me, it's the lightest, fastest and most efficient AV on mac. To unistall it, use ... the uninstaller available in you Utilities folder. You can also go to bitdefender.com and find an uninstaller : http://www.bitdefender.com/support/removing-bitdefender-antivirus-for-mac-661.html
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tjekov37
16 November 2014
http://securityspread.com/S0urce/LatestDetectionRates.pdf
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Version 3.0.7135
Pugwash
19 May 2014
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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Version 2.30
Ntryst
01 February 2013
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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Version 2.30
Ntryst
01 February 2013
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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Version 2.30
Etgrey
26 November 2012
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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Version 2.30
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Etgrey
Etgrey
26 November 2012
Oh, did I mention that this program causes more problems than it fixes? Progamer fail.
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