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Bitdefender for Mac Vs Total security

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RRioux
edited November 2023 in General Topics

Hi,

Does Bitedefender Antivirus for Mac offer the same protections as Bitdefender Total Security? I want to protect an Android device and a Mac laptop, it seems cheaper to buy two antiviruses, one for Mac and another for Android than to buy Bitdefinder Total Security.

Thank's

Bitdefender for Mac VS Bitdefender Total Security

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  • Alexandru_BD
    Alexandru_BD admin
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    Hello @RRioux and welcome to the Community!

    Bitdefender Total Security offers complete protection for the most popular operating systems, Windows, macOS, Android and iOS and it's the best value for money when looking for a multi-device security solution. Total Security is not an antivirus per se, but a package. I think it's also more practical to have all of them under the same roof, rather than having separate licenses/subscriptions for each operating system. Of course, this depends on the number of devices that require protection, because in some cases it can be necessary to purchase multiple subscriptions to cover them all. As for pricing, there will be some good deals coming soon for Black Friday.

    In regards to Antivirus for Mac, the macOS is a much more strict environment than Windows, a situation that has two effects: one is that macOS does not require the same amount of extensive anti-malware modules as access is much more restricted to any 3rd party (not only including possible malicious apps / files, but the same restrictions apply to 3rd party software manufactures such as ourselves. The second effect is that since the OS is much more restrictive, mirroring the same in-depth technologies available on Windows is not possible on macOS, due to the limited access provided to developers. For example, Antivirus for Mac does not include a firewall and Apple holds primary functions in some areas for themselves.

    I hope the information is helpful and makes the decision process easier πŸ˜‰

    Regards,

    Alex

    Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user

  • Flexx
    Flexx DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2023 / DEFENDER OF THE MONTH ✭✭✭✭✭ mod
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    To simplify, the features of Bitdefender Total Security are only limited to Windows. However, for Mac, Android, and iOS, the Bitdefender Total Security key can be used to activate them. There are no other differences.

    Regards

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    Bitdefender Ultimate Security Plus (user)

  • Alexandru_BD
    Alexandru_BD admin
    edited November 2023 Answer βœ“
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    the features of Bitdefender Total Security are only limited to Windows. - Well, that's not entirely true, because Total Security actually includes a number of components, and each one is designed for a specific operating system. It's called Total Security because it offers total protection for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS πŸ™‚

    While the Total Security component for Windows is indeed limited to this operating system, its other components can protect the above operating systems. I hope it's clearer now. πŸ˜…

    Regards

    Premium Security & Bitdefender Endpoint Security Tools user

  • Flexx
    Flexx DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2023 / DEFENDER OF THE MONTH ✭✭✭✭✭ mod
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    @Alexandru_BD that is where only license key come into the place, for all other OS, one has to download respective app for respective OS πŸ˜‚

    Regards

    Life happens, Coffee helps!

    Show your Attitude, when you reach that Altitude!

    Bitdefender Ultimate Security Plus (user)

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