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 other article for first-time Mac installation from a retail purchase.

1. Login to your Total Defense Account

  • You will be prompted for the account email and password
    account login screen

2. Download

  • Select the "Download" button next to the product subscription you would like to install
    download total defense product from account screen
  • A new window will open, click the "Download Mac AV" link under Mac Computers
    download total defense Mac AV screen.jpg


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

allow screen

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

installer mac screen

  • Allow time for the product to download and install.

installer mac dark screen

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

grant mac access screen

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

security privacy screen

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

quit and reopen screen

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

login screen

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

email-login screen

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

password screen

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

you are safe screen

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