How to install Total Defense Essential Anti-Virus

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

1.  Download

  • Go to:
  • Your download will start automatically
  • If it doesn't, just click the link on the page.

If you use Firefox, it will look like this:

Firefox save

Firefox File

If you use Chrome, it will look like this:

Chrome Download

If you use Internet Explorer, it will look like this:

IE Run

2. Install

• Allow the File time to Download / Extract

Extract Screen

• Click "Install" button and allow time for the product to install.

Install Screen

• Click "Finish" button

Finish Screen

• Allow some time for the anti-malware signature files to download...

Final Screen

3. Register

• Follow onscreen prompts to set up your Total Defense account
account setup screen

• We will send an email with a code to Verify the customer email address you entered. Please open your email and enter that 6-digit verification code when prompted.
email code

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

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

• Opportunity to enroll in our Automatic Renewal Service

Total Defense Auto Renewal Service ensures your subscription remains active, there is no lapse in coverage, you always stay protected and you will also receive the exclusive Virus-Free Guarantee program benefit.
account screen premium

• Then the Total Defense software installation will be complete and fully working on your computer.

thank you page for enrolling

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