Bitdefender Antivirus
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Bitdefender Antivirus proactively protects your Mac against the latest breeds of malware and viruses. In the process, it destroys Windows viruses before they can be inadvertently transmitted to your PC-using family, friends and colleagues. Don't settle for short-sited antivirus solutions -- Bitdefender gives you an extra layer of unshakeable protection!

Features:
  • 30-day trial available.
  • Stop Viruses and Spyware Cold
    Proactive antivirus software for Mac stops new viruses and malware that other products
What's New
Version 2.30:
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion compatibility
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Ntryst reviewed on 01 Feb 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
[Version 2.30]


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Etgrey reviewed on 26 Nov 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.
[Version 2.30]

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Etgrey replied on 26 Nov 2012
Oh, did I mention that this program causes more problems than it fixes? Progamer fail.
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alas! commented on 24 May 2011
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.
[Version 1.17.3304]

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nostrodumbass replied on 13 Jun 2011
Yeah,BDDaemon was using over 500MB here too so I uninstalled BitDefender and installed Sophos AV instead; Sophos is using very little memory and runs beautifully.
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nostrodumbass replied on 13 Jun 2011
Incidentally, BitDefender for Mac is NOT free as Stated here at MacUpdate but $40 per year whereas Sophos certainly is free.
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Philih reviewed on 06 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 1.17.3304]

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Cmwade77 replied on 01 Nov 2012
If you are only using it as a scanner, there are plenty of free online tools that accomplish this. No need to worry about keeping software up to date.

For real time protection, I would say either Nod32 or Sophos are your best options for the Mac. Nod32 is the best for both Mac and Windows, but is paid software. Sophos is good enough for most people and is free. Both of these do not consume the system resources that Bit Defender does.
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alas! commented on 05 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 1.17.3304]

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alas! replied on 05 Apr 2011
Looks like Virusbarrier has anti-phishing and anti-spyware capability too but in light of issues users have experienced with VB(crashes, kernel panics, difficulty in deleting all VB's files when uninstalling the app), I've decided to forgo using it.
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Ntryst had trouble on 01 Feb 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
[Version 2.30]


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alas! had trouble on 02 May 2011
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.
[Version 1.17.3304]



mirceag rated on 17 Apr 2013

[Version 2.30]



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Roes rated on 22 Nov 2012

[Version 2.30]



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GeoH rated on 01 Nov 2012

[Version 2.30]



ilwetrittche rated on 10 Feb 2012

[Version 1.17.3304]


Downloads:16,304
Version Downloads:1,139
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Demo
Date:19 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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Bitdefender Antivirus proactively protects your Mac against the latest breeds of malware and viruses. In the process, it destroys Windows viruses before they can be inadvertently transmitted to your PC-using family, friends and colleagues. Don't settle for short-sited antivirus solutions -- Bitdefender gives you an extra layer of unshakeable protection!

Features:
  • 30-day trial available.
  • Stop Viruses and Spyware Cold
    Proactive antivirus software for Mac stops new viruses and malware that other products miss.
  • Block ID Theft Attacks
    Shut-out websites that attempt to steal your credit card data or other personal information.
  • Schedule Scans Around Your Schedule
    Plan ahead and schedule your full system/drive scans in the off hours, when your Mac is not in use.
  • Quarantine Suspicious Documents
    Move infected or suspected files to a special "safe zone", before forwarding them to the Bitdefender Antivirus Lab for further investigation.
  • Familiar Mac Interface
    Use the Bitdefender dock icon to get access to the most common tasks, or drag & drop files on it for quick scanning.
  • Always Up-To-Date
    Innovative Mac antivirus software continuously and automatically checks our global database to keep your Mac safeguarded against the latest strains of online threats.
  • Find Support Fast
    Enjoy free technical assistance for the entire duration of your software license.


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