How to scan your device with Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac

You can scan your Mac or specific files anytime you want.

The easiest way to scan a file, a folder or a volume is to drag&drop it over the Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac window or Dock icon. The scan wizard will appear and guide you through the scanning process.

You can also start a scan as follows:

1. Open Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac.

2. Click one of the four scan buttons to start the desired scan.

• Scan Critical Locations – checks for malware the most vulnerable locations on your system (for example, the folders that contain the documents, downloads, mail downloads and temporary files of each user).

 Full System Scan – performs a comprehensive check for malware of the entire system. All connected mounts will be scanned too.

NOTEDepending on the size of your hard disk, scanning the entire system may take a while (up to an hour or even more). For improved performance, it is recommended not to run this task while performing other resource-intensive tasks (such as video editing).

• Scan a Custom Location – helps you check specific files, folders or volumes for malware.

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