Bitdefender is an excellent Mac antivirus program. It is a top performer in malware detection and a host of other useful security features. However, the program isn’t without flaws.

The default interface is easy-to-navigate and groups features into 3 categories: Privacy, Protection and Utilities. The Protection tab is focused on the features you’d expect from an antivirus suite, like real-time scanning, firewall monitoring and ransomware countermeasures. The Privacy tab offers suggestions on how to stay safe on the internet, including an encrypted web browser that runs sites within a sandbox in order to keep malware from infecting your regular browser. The Utilities tab covers optimization tools as well as a file shredder that erases files using a special algorithm that render them unrecoverable when they are deleted.

Premium plans also include a password manager and a solution called “Anti-Tracker” that can stop websites from tracking you excessively. The program also comes with vulnerability scanners that detect faulty apps as well as weak passwords and Windows updates that haven’t been applied. It also offers a quick customized scan that takes only five minutes, and is significantly faster than competitors like Norton and TotalAV.

The only downside to the application is the slow process of installation which can be very frustrating for those who want to start immediately. The “Reveal in the Finder” feature of the app isn’t working. This is an odd oversight in an antivirus app that competes against rival solutions that do the same thing in just a few clicks.