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Configuring preferences

The Endpoint Security for Mac offers a minimum set of options for the user to configure, as it is managed by the network administrator through the assigned policy.

Accessing preferences

To open the Preferences window:

  1. Open Endpoint Security for Mac.

  2. Do any of the following:

    • Click Endpoint Security for Mac in the Application menu and choose Preferences.

    • Right-click the Bitdefendericon in the Status menu and choose Preferences.

    • Press Command-Comma(,).

  3. Click the tab of the feature you want to configure. Please find them described herein.


The Quarantine section displays all the files currently isolated in the Quarantine folder on your local computer.

To delete a file from quarantine, select it and click Delete. If you want to restore a quarantined file to its original location, select it and click Restore.


Endpoint Security for Mac keeps a detailed log of events concerning its activity on your computer. Whenever something relevant to the security of your system or data happens, a new message is added to the Endpoint Security for Mac History. Events are a very important tool in monitoring and managing your computer protection. For instance, you can easily check if the update was successfully performed, if malware was found on your computer, etc.

Whenever you want to delete the history log, click the Clear History button. The Copy button gives you the possibility to copy this information on clipboard.

Scanner preferences

This window allows you to choose whether or not the Endpoint Security for Mac scans also the backup files. The application will only inform you of an existent threat, as OS X protects your Time Machine disk and prevents Endpoint Security for Mac from removing files. If it happens to restore infected files at a later time, Endpoint Security for Mac will automatically detect them and take the proper action.

By default the backup files are excluded from scanning. Deselect the Don't scan Time Machine disk check box to scan this location as well.