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How to deploy Endpoint Security for Mac on a machine with Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 5.X

This article explains how you can deploy the business product Endpoint Security for Mac on a machine that already uses the consumer product Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 5.X.

If you choose to replace Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 5.X with Endpoint Security for Mac, you must keep in mind that you can deploy the latter only after you manually remove the consumer product.

This is because Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 5.X has a Tamper protection module, a component that denies any exterior action over the integrity of the product, making impossible the uninstalling process via silent deployment or manual installation.

Thus, to deploy Endpoint Security for Mac on a machine that has Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac 5.X, follow these steps:

  1. Remove manually Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac by using Bitdefender Uninstaller. For a smooth process, refer to the procedure detailed in this KB article.

    Sometimes, the standard Bitdefender Uninstaller may fail or does not exist at its location. In such a situation, you must use Disk Utility. Watch the video and follow the procedure described in this KB article.

  2. Restart your Mac.
  3. Deploy Endpoint Security for Mac as usual, following the instructions described in your GravityZone Installation Guide.
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