BitMedic Antivirus
BitMedic Antivirus
3.1

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BitMedic Antivirus free download for Mac

BitMedic Antivirus

3.1
14 December 2018

Protection against viruses, adware, and malware.

Overview

BitMedic Antivirus was designed specifically for the Mac and offers a full suite of protection.

Features
  • Dashboard - Easy to see action items needed to keep you secure and protected
  • Antivirus Scan - Award winning database offers both quick and deep scans. First scan is free
  • Adware Cleaner - Remove adware and browser add-ons that hijack your navigation
  • Custom Scan - Conveniently drag & drop scanning
  • Browser Privacy - Clean sensitive information stored in your web browser
  • Quarantine - Statistics and result log of your scans
  • Automation - Schedule automatic scans and turn on 24/7 real-time monitoring that supports whitelisting and scanning of external USB drives.

BitMedic Pro Antivirus has received the AV-Comparatives approved award which requires a 99% minimum detection rate and 0 false positives.

Note: First virus removal is free, upgrade to pro: Monthly $0.99 (auto-renewing subscription), or forever free: $9.99.

What's new in BitMedic Antivirus

Version 3.1:
  • Bug fix to optimize cpu usage

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1 BitMedic Antivirus Reviews

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Jimw
22 November 2018

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It's $10 from the App Store which is where the website directs the user to. It also claims to offer lifetime updates for free but fails to indicate if that includes new versions. Only information on the website is marketing fluff. Claims certification and independent testing but does not provide details as to who when or how. Part of a larger package, similar to CleanMyMac . Complete package is $60. According to App Store reviews, the product is very aggressive with emails and references to support indicate it is mediocre. For actual details about the product., the information on MacUpdate or the App Store seems to be the best source. Support is by email only via the website with no other contact info provided such as company location, or an actual email address. No info provided about the company. Only a single professional review listed from 2015 on their blog. Support/FAQ page does contain a Quickstart guide but not much else. FYI: I have not downloaded or attempted to use this product and based on what research I have done on it, do not plan to.
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Version 3.0
Jimw
22 November 2018
It's $10 from the App Store which is where the website directs the user to. It also claims to offer lifetime updates for free but fails to indicate if that includes new versions. Only information on the website is marketing fluff. Claims certification and independent testing but does not provide details as to who when or how. Part of a larger package, similar to CleanMyMac . Complete package is $60. According to App Store reviews, the product is very aggressive with emails and references to support indicate it is mediocre. For actual details about the product., the information on MacUpdate or the App Store seems to be the best source. Support is by email only via the website with no other contact info provided such as company location, or an actual email address. No info provided about the company. Only a single professional review listed from 2015 on their blog. Support/FAQ page does contain a Quickstart guide but not much else. FYI: I have not downloaded or attempted to use this product and based on what research I have done on it, do not plan to.
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tjekov37
tjekov37
23 November 2018
https://www.av-comparatives.org/tests/mac-security-test-review-2018/
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Jimw
Jimw
23 November 2018
Here is what their tester said about the product on their website:
What is it?

BitMedic is a paid-for antivirus product for macOS. It is purchased from the Apple Store, and cannot be bought or downloaded from the vendor’s website, unlike other AV products from competing vendors. There is no trial period. It appears that you can install it on multiple machines, providing they are logged into the same Apple Store account. There is a “Lite” version of the application available on the Apple Store, called BitMedic AntiVirus Lite, which is free to try. It lets you remove malware found in the first scan; the next time you run a scan and malware is found, you have to pay to remove it.

Product information on vendor’s website: http://pocketbitsllc.com/apps/bitmedic-antivirus-malware-security/

Online support: http://support.pocketbitsllc.com/category/bitmedic-antivirus/

Overall

Clearly there is a strong AV engine at the core of this product. However, it is somewhat let down by the UI design, operational issues and rather confusing settings.

Part 1: Product Installation and Configuration

Installation is simple and straightforward, as you would expect from an Apple App Store purchase.

When you first run the program after installation, you get a five-page tutorial covering the main points of the app. The menu system is the default Mac app menu bar.

At this point, we started to have some doubts about the BitMedic app. The UI has some unusual “hi-fi style” slider buttons, and textual content, including the title bar, which was rather too small to read.

The “Antivirus test file” button takes you to a page where the EICAR test file is described, along with a button to initiate download. We note that this will only be detected by Bitmedic if the real-time protections is switched on, and the app itself is set to autostart (neither of these being default settings).

We were a little confused by the On/Off slider buttons and their labels; these have the On state with the slider to the left, as opposed to the more-or-less standard right=on configuration. We also found that the “Scan with BitMedic” menu item has no apparent effect.

Part 2: Ongoing Use

The UI is split between three large areas for scanning: full Mac scan, custom scan, and health monitor.

If you go into Health monitor and click on the small unlabelled Preferences button, then the Preferences window opens. Clicking on “open quarantine folder” opens a Mac file system folder view of the quarantine folder. You can drag and drop captured malware out of here with no intervention, although the quarantined items have their file extension replaced by “qua” so they won’t execute.

There was no automatic recognition of the plugging in of a USB stick. There was no real-time file system monitoring either, which meant that a user copying files to USB sticks could pass on malware to friends and family. On attempting to execute Mac malware, we did a full scan and it reported that OSX.Malware.Agent-1438593 was in the file /Application Suport/JavaW/JavaW, but its status for this malware was “Process Failed”. There was no other indication of what to do, or if the cleaning had been successful or not.

Finally, we tried the Adware Scan function. A window popped up saying “We will scan for all known adware and also remove your extensions, cookies and caches to restore your browser. Don’t worry, bookmarks and history will not be affected”. This seems a little excessive if you have known-good extensions in place.

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A summary of the review is shown below. Users should also consider other factors, such as price and support, before choosing a product. We always recommend installing a trial version of any paid-for product before making a purchase.

Looking at the products, there are offerings from all of the well-known vendors: Avast, Avira, Bitdefender, F-Secure, Intego, Kaspersky Lab, Trend Micro and Webroot all offer strong products with a varying mix of capabilities. Always make sure that you are buying the appropriate bundle for your needs, and also be aware that there are often special offers and bundles which can offer a lower cost for first-year purchasing. It is also a good idea to watch out for indications of pricing that will apply from the second year, as this can sometimes be a significant rise in cost.

For each product, especially those with a wide range of capabilities, ensure that all of the functionality that you require has been installed. If there are web browser extensions, for example, then it is wise to enable these. Other functionality might be valuable to you, but not required immediately – parental control, VPN and so forth. Nevertheless, it is wise to ensure that you have a good working knowledge of the capabilities of package when you install it, so you are aware of what can be enabled later on if necessary.

BitMedic might be a good fit for your needs. However, we felt it had room for improvement in its user interface, configuration tools and daily operational performance.
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