With the launch of the newest version of Apple’s operating system, dubbed macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the installation process for Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac will experience certain changes.
Before you proceed with the installation, make sure you meet the minimum system requirements.
To Install Antivirus for Mac on an Apple device running macOS High Sierra or a newer version, you will need to follow the steps detailed below:
1. Go to your Bitdefender Central account.
NOTE: If you don’t have an account already, please sign up for one.
• Prior to the installation of Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, please make sure that you have a Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac subscription in your Central account so the product you install can retrieve it’s validity from your account.
• If you have an older license key for the previous Antivirus for Mac product, you can find how to transform it into a Bitdefender subscription, in this article, here.
2. Select the My Devices panel.
3. In the My Devices window, click INSTALL PROTECTION.
4. In the newly opened window, click on Protect this device.
NOTE: If you want to Protect other devices, select this option (this way you will send an email with the installation agent to an email address of your choice).
5. An agent will be downloaded on your system, respectively in the Downloads folder. Please double click on this agent file with the .pkg extension and follow the on-screen instructions. Click on Continue.
6. Next, you will be guided through the steps necessary to install security on your Mac. Click on Continue.
7. In order to continue the installation, you will have to agree to the terms of the software Subscription Agreement
8. Select the disk where you want to install the Bitdefender software, then click on Continue. After that, select Install.
9. When prompted, type your username and password, then click Install Software.
10. A small window will appear and Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac will automatically download and install.
11. At this point, you will be notified that a system extension signed by Bitdefender has been blocked. This is not because of an error. Click on OK. If you are not running macOS 10.13 High Sierra, proceed directly to Step 12
12. The welcoming screen will be displayed.
NOTE: You can configure the Web Protection module here, installing Trafficlight on all the supported browsers found on your system.
NOTE: Safe Files is turned OFF by default. You can turn it on by clicking on Preferences.
14. Click on Get Started.
15. After this, some information regarding the new features will be displayed. Click Next, then Get Started. Your Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac product is now installed.