Bitdefender Virus Scanner
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Bitdefender Virus Scanner finds Mac malware with ease.

Scan running apps, scan critical locations, scan a specific location or scan the entire system, the award-winning Bitdefender engines will find that malware. For free! Don't put your friends and family at risk by unknowingly passing malware along.

Features:
  • Sports full award-winning Bitdefender engines.
  • Finds Mac malware as well as Windows viruses and other threats etc.
  • Always updated before a scan to the latest virus signatures. Bitdefender virus signatures get
What's New
Version 2.21:
  • Fixes a bug which could cause the unresolved items view not to be listed in certain conditions
  • Fixes some cosmetic issues which appeared on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Bitdefender Virus... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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bbw7 commented on 10 May 2013
Anyone considering installing this ought to look at some reviews elsewhere first, i.e. the top one at the MAS. It says that the uninstaller doesn't work and support is very bad, even for the paid version.
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Roes reviewed on 10 Nov 2012
I have tried it a Very Good system and is compatible with a mountain lion. Light on the Mac. You can check Facebook and Twitter, Hotmail and Gmail. If you're in Europe and the Middle East. It is excellent. And you are in. Friendly feature not found in the application of jealousy. update before the screening process.
Easy removal. Not consume many resources.
Note: From my experience simple scripted interaction with you.
[Version 2.21]


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Strych9 commented on 10 Nov 2012
NOT FREE ! 2 computers for 1 year = 30$
[Version 2.21]

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Roes replied on 10 Nov 2012
App Store. Free. 100%
I have tried it a good system and is compatible with mountain lion. Light on the Mac. You inaugural Facebook and Twitter.If you're in Europe and the Middle East. It is excellent. And that you are in America is good. And no better than Norton Mac. For some reason I'm in California and Norton covers bank accounts. This difference between the two.
Note: It is my experience simple write them interact with you.
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Strych9 replied on 01 Feb 2013
I did not notice the difference there is a BF SCANNER (free) and the full version BF at 30$.
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Macnews reviewed on 27 Mar 2012
This release seems basic, yet polished. I do love the Growl integration. Other PC vendors, take note.

No doubt, as Apple's Mac marketshare increases, we'll see more advanced, commercial versions released. On the other hand, there are at least several other PC vendors that I know of which are busy developing their own Mac antivirus/anti-malware solutions; not the least of which is Avast!, the protection I personally use whenever I'm in BootCamp, Parallels or Fusion.

Here's the link to the current Mac version of Avast!: http://www.avast.com/en-us/free-antivirus-mac
[Version 2.16]

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Umaromc replied on 27 Mar 2012
Thanks for the heads up. I use Sophos but Avast looks good.
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JCH2 commented on 27 Mar 2012
Why bother with the appstore when something better is available...

Get Sophos... for free. And no I'm not associated to the product or company, but I have run it neck and neck against such as Symantec corporate AV not available to the public. Sophos may not have kept up completely, but it did better than BD by far... even with Windows viruses (not just malware).
[Version 2.16]

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Macnews replied on 27 Mar 2012
There is also a beta version of Avast! available, which I've been keeping tabs on. Looking forward to an optimized release.
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AndrewTorsten76 replied on 29 Mar 2012
I switched to Mac 2 years ago, and on Windows Kaspersky was king.Now I don't want to pay 50 euros for an AV solution for Mac so Kaspersky is out :). So I have tried both Sophos and Bit Defender and I liked Bit Defender better.

First of all it was easier to use and you have the quick scan predefined option for the critical areas only. Nothing to set up one click away.

Second it found a Windows Trojan lost in the email folder that Sophos didn't. So I took a closer look and found out that Kaspersky and Bit Defender both have an award from AV Test. Now I know that that's mainly for Windows viruses, but so far I haven't found any viruses on Mac but if a product can be as good as Kaspersky then from me that's something more than simply good enough.

The only thing I didn't like about Bit Defender was that it required a huge update right after install, and that's kind of strange for a product that has just been released.

All in one I find Bit Defender a bit better than Sophos and I like that it is on AppStore a lot (easier to install, keep track of and update). I will have a look at Avast as well if they'll get it on the app store as well since they have a pretty good free solution on Windows.
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Roes rated on 04 Nov 2013

[Version 2.21]



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Hendricx rated on 27 Jun 2012

[Version 2.18.4765]


Downloads:13,134
Version Downloads:11,900
Type:Utilities : Virus
License:Free
Date:24 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Bitdefender Virus Scanner finds Mac malware with ease.

Scan running apps, scan critical locations, scan a specific location or scan the entire system, the award-winning Bitdefender engines will find that malware. For free! Don't put your friends and family at risk by unknowingly passing malware along.

Features:
  • Sports full award-winning Bitdefender engines.
  • Finds Mac malware as well as Windows viruses and other threats etc.
  • Always updated before a scan to the latest virus signatures. Bitdefender virus signatures get updated every hour.
  • Quick scan! Fast scan system areas that are prone to infections.
  • Searches for malware even in archives, various other file types, i.e. pdf, pkg, zip, rar etc.
  • Growl notifications.
Also:
  • Easy-to-use interface.
  • Straight-forward security status and recommendations.
  • Quarantines dangerous files.
  • Deep system scan.
  • Scans running applications and daemons.
  • Scans a custom location. Tip: try scanning by drag and drop.
  • Exclude files and folders from scan (i.e. Time Machine backups, network shares etc.).


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