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

• Peel back the tab on the inside of your product package to reveal your 20-digit Product Registration Code
account screen

  • This is where you enter your product registration code

welcome screen premium

  • Create your new Total Defense account:

login screen premium

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

account screen premium

2.  Download

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


• Click the downloaded file to launch the installer and start the Anti-Virus for Mac installation.


3.  Install

• Once the new window opens click "Continue" to start the installation process and follow the on-screen instructions.


• Click "Agree" to continue.


•  Click "Install" and enter the current user or administrator password and click Install Software when prompted to continue the installation.


• Allow time for the product to install.


• A new window will open and prompt you to Login to your Total Defense account to complete the installation/registration.


• After registration you will be asked to configure some security settings.  You can either enable them now or enable them later.



• When you close the window your installation will be complete and the Total Defense Anti-Virus software will be installed on your Mac OS device.


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