Bitdefender Internet Security

Does Bitdefender Internet Security scan for malware as well?


  • Scott
    Scott Defender of the month mod
    edited September 13

    Hello @hof63

    Yes, it absolutely does. That is the benefit of using Bitdefender, for its excellent malware detection ability.

    Definition of malware as per Cisco:

     Examples of common malware include viruses, worms, Trojan viruses, spyware, adware, and ransomware.

    Taken from the BD manual:

    Antivirus protection Bitdefender protects your device from all kinds of threats (malware, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and so on). The protection Bitdefender offers is divided into two categories:

    ● On-access scanning - prevents new threats from entering your system. Bitdefender will, for example, scan a word document for known threats when you open it, and an email message when you receive one. On-access scanning ensures real-time protection against threats, being an essential component of any computer security program. Important To prevent threats from infecting your device, keep on-access scanning enabled.

    ● On-demand scanning - allows detecting and removing the threat that already resides in the system. This is the classic scan initiated by the user - you choose what drive, folder or file Bitdefender should scan, and Bitdefender scans it - on-demand.

    Bitdefender also protects against Ransomware attacks:

    Here are the target threat types of an on-demand System scan:

    I hope this answers your question,


    P.S. All the home product user guides can be found here, as well as by clicking on the Life Preserver icon on the top right of your Dashboard, next to My account.

    All Bitdefender Home Product User Guides: