Bitdefender Virus Scanner

Developer: Bitdefender SRL

Current Version: 3.10

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 247.8 MB - Download


Essential security for your Mac!

Bitdefender Virus Scanner finds Mac malware as well as Windows viruses with ease. Virus Scanner will detect any infected files that you downloaded or got in your inbox, so your Mac will be safe and you won’t pass anything bad to your friends’ computer.

Grant Bitdefender Virus Scanner access to the locations on your computer that you want to scan against malware. Choose ‘Deep System Scan’ or ‘Scan Critical Locations’ to scan. The award-winning Bitdefender engines will find that piece of malware. For free!

Make sure your Mac is free of infected files. Don't put your friends and family at risk by unknowingly passing along malware.

- Detects both OS X malware and Windows viruses;
- Before a scan, it updates to detect the latest malware;
- Searches for malware even in archives and inside various types of files such as pdf, pkg, zip, rar, etc.;
- Critical locations scan - rapidly scans system areas that are prone to infections.
- Award-winning Bitdefender antivirus engines;

- Quarantines dangerous files;
- Deep system scan for all the locations the user has granted access to;
- Drag-and-drop scan of files or folders;
- Option to exclude files and folders from scan (i.e. Time Machine backups, etc.) 
- Easy-to-use interface.

- Due to sandboxing in the App Store, the app has access only to the locations that the user has explicitly granted access to. Grant access to the entire disk for increased protection;
- Disinfection limited by the privileges of the user running the app;
- Doesn’t scan programs stored in memory.


Release Notes:

Bug fixes

Newly Added Localisations: French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish

Plus all the great fixes from the previous version:
* better memory management
* improvement: added the option to restore from quarantine in a new location if the original path is no longer available
* 64bit application support


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.18.4765
Review by eosorio70

Must Download! - I’ve been working in the IT world for over 20 years. Work wise I’m primarily Windows based but at home I am a Mac guy. Love Mac! I’ve never ever had a virus or any issues with Mac. Just a few weeks ago I was going crazy with Malware. I couldn’t even launch any browser without 2 to 5 other windows popping up with Malware. That has never happened to me before. I was shocked but it was the most annoying experience. The first thing I did was check the App store to see what free app I could use (even though i felt something free would not work). I was so wrong. I read one review about BitDefender and I had to try it. It worked!!! It deleted most of the Malware and the ones it could not, it showed me where it was located and requested for me to try to delete manually. I deleted a few that it could not and rescanned. When I rescanned it came up 100% clean. No more malware BS popups. Amazing App. This is why I will forever love Apple. Thank you, Thank you, thank you!!! I highly recommend this app! Thank you!

Found helpful by 151 out of 153 people
Version 2.21
Review by Chris86303

Junk app !! - I installed this app (the free one) and it worked but I couldn't find a way to uninstall it because I decided to purchase the paid version for the Mac. After I purchased the paid version I couldn't get the free one to uninstall even though it was stated in the paid version that there was an uninstaller supplied with the paid version. I learned the hard way that even though there is an uninstaller, it does NOT work (do a search, you will find many complaints). I installed the paid (full version) on my MacPro and it immediately started causing me problems. I tried using the uninstaller that was delivered with the .dmg installer. IT does NOT work. I tried and tried.. nothing. I did a search and found many many problems with this app in the forums. But the biggest complaint (and mine too) was that once it was installed you could not uninstall it. There were some suggestions from other forum users that if you ran the uninstaller (even though it did nothing) then rebooted your Mac and ran the uninstaller immediately again on restart it would uninstall.. NOT !! NONE of their uninstallers work, they run but do nothing, all files are there. AND you are cautioned to NOT just delete the app like you would a normal app because, according to them, there are files and folders and pieces of the AV app all over your computer that are not named BitDefender. I went to the web site and emailed support several times, giving them my license code (that I paid $50.00 for) and asked for instructions to uninstall this app because it was causing problems on my MacPro.. I have NEVER heard back from them. They will NOT reply. On the forums, where others were asking for help uninstalling the app (both the free one and paid app) they always got a reply to "send a Private Message" to them and they would reply with details on how to uninstall. This is their modus operandi, rather than just posting the solution to uninstalling the app they always had you send a PM through the forum which they never answered. Why would any company do this when so many people were asking (and asking to just post the solution, which they wouldn't) unless their product was junk. I have still never heard from them even after several attempts (through their website support page) to get them to answer / help me uninstall the app !! If you don't believe me, the install this app and then try to delete it.. You will be a believer !!!

Found helpful by 177 out of 216 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.10
Review by MikeWi...

Why Windows malware signatures? - I’ve always wondered at the size of the malware signature download. Looks like this scans Mac OS for Windows malware. My last scan found a ##.exe file that it didn’t like. Might be a lot faster if if focused on the OS that it is built for.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 3.10
Review by Geek-Cat

Really needs a pause button BIG TIME! - I can’t pause it to work on something, resume it later ??? — to save CPU/mem resources? I don’t understand that lack of a basic feature. I’m giving it 3 stars because of that and because I’ve only been using it for 24 hours. I’m meh at this point, may revise later. It seems to be finding android and windoze related pups/trojans/viruses in emails and android backups (in contrast to Malwarebytes which finds nothing while BitDefender does) — but it doesn’t seem to be quarantining them — not sure the controls are exactly customizable (like being able leave where it is, go back later and quarantine or delete?) I just know at this point that it needs a pause button and does not have one.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 3.10
Review by Michael Jonas, Scottsdale AZ

Works Perfectly - I’m always amazed at negative reviews of products/apps that I find extremely effective. Bit Defender (paid version) is outstanding. Updates smoothly, uses very little resources to run, and most importantly, detects and removes “bad stuff.” It just detected the Elmedia Proton Trojan and deleted it. Several major on-line publications said that the only way to clean out the trojan was to reinstall the OSX. Not correct — BD cleaned my Mac Mini completely and only required a simple reboot.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.10
Review by gman-one

Scanning no longer works - Scanning no longer works (neither Critical, Deep nor Custom). They all appear to initiate, then immediately report that they completed. The Deep Scan for sure used to take at least 30 minutes on my Mac…now it’s immediate??? Safe to say it’s not working an longer.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 3.10
Review by JonnySoTerrible

Meh - This is just a basic scanner, no live scanning, no other features that are in most advance antivurus software that is free. strange.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people