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How to install Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus for Mac - Existing Account

Below are instructions for installation of Essential Anti-Virus for Mac on an existing Total Defense product subscription. See this article for first-time Mac installation from a retail purchase.

1.  Account Login

2.  Download

  • Click on the orange "Download" button.

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

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3.  Install

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

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

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  • Click "Agree" to continue.

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

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  • Allow time for the product to install.

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3.  Register

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

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