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How to scan your 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.

Continuous Scan - continuously monitors the applications running on the computer, looking for malware-like actions and prevents new malware threats from entering your system.

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