How to install Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus for Mac - Retail

Below are instructions for first time installation of Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus for Mac. For an existing product subscription see this article to install on additional Macs.

1.  Register

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  • Complete the account setup page as shown below and click the "Register" button.

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  • Grab your product package and peel back the tab on the inside of your package to reveal your 20-digit Product Registration Code

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  • Enter your 20-digit Product Registration Code, found in your product package, when prompted, then click the button.

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2.  Download

  • A new page will open, click the "Download Mac AV" link under Mac Computers.



3.  Install

  • Click the downloaded file to launch the Anti-Virus for Mac installer
  • Once the new window opens, click "Allow" to start the installation process 
  • Follow the on-screen instructions


  • Click "Continue
  • When prompted, enter your computer password and click the "Install Software" button


  • Allow time for the product to download and install.


  • You will be asked to grant full access to your Total Defense Anti-Virus software 
  •  Click the "Open System Preferences" button


  • Check the box to the left of "Total Defense Antivirus for Mac" under Privacy


  • When prompted, click the "Quit & Reopen" button to finish granting access to your software


  • A window will open and prompt you to login to your Total Defense account. Click the "Login" button


  • A new window will open. Enter your email address and click the "Next" button.


  • Enter your Total Defense password and click the "Login" button.


  • Wait a few moments. You will be presented with your Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus for Mac software dashboard. Your installation is now complete.


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