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How do I install local protection?

You can easily install Bitdefender local protection on any Windows, macOS, Android or iOS device from your NETGEAR Armor account. Once the installation process is complete, your product activated.

You can install local protection on your devices using the Orbi app or the NETGEAR Armor online platform.

Using the NETGEAR Armor online platform

1. Access your NETGEAR Armor account.

2. Go to the My Devices window.


IMPORTANT: Make sure you have an active Bitdefender subscription on your account.

Activating your NETGEAR Armor subscription

You can activate your subscription also by following these steps:

• Click on the My Subscriptions panel, located on the left side of the window.

• Click the ACTIVATION CODE button, then type the code in the corresponding field.

• Finally, click on ACTIVATION CODE.

• Your subscription is now activated.

NOTE: You do NOT have to type this activation code again when installing Bitdefender products from this account.




• Click on DOWNLOAD, then click on GOT IT. The Installation kit will then be downloaded  on your device.

NOTE: If you want to install Bitdefender On another device, select this option (this way you will send an email with the installation agent to an email address of your choice).

• Run the executable

• Wait until the download is finished, then run the installer. You will see a download window and then you will see the main install window.

• You can choose your install language before proceeding with the installation.

• Click INSTALL to confirm your preferences and begin the installation. Wait for the installation to complete. A summary of the installation is displayed.

NOTE: If any active malware was detected and removed during the installation, a system reboot may be required.

• Click START USING Bitdefender to continue. In the Subscription plan window you can see details about your active subscription.

• Click FINISH to access the Bitdefender 2018 interface.



• Click on DOWNLOAD, then click on GOT IT.

• 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.

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• Next, you will be guided through the steps necessary to install security on your Mac. Click on Continue.

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• In order to continue the installation, you will have to agree to the terms of the software Subscription Agreement

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• Select the disk where you want to install the Bitdefender software, then click on Continue. After that, select Install.

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• When prompted, type your username and password, then click Install Software.

• A small window will appear and Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac will automatically download and install.

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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, you can skip this part.

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Necessary steps for running Bitdefender properly

The notification appears because of a new feature introduced with macOS 10.13 High Sierra. This feature enforces that only kernel extensions (KEXT) approved by the user will be loaded on a system. When a request is made to load an extension that the user has not yet approved, the load request is denied and macOS presents an alert similar to the one shown above.

To help you with the setup, Bitdefender will display a window listing the steps necessary in order to run Bitdefender properly.

• Click on the Security & Privacy link situated on the left side of the window.

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• Click on the Allow button, in the lower part of the window.


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• Or select Bitdefender SRL from the list, then click OK.

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• You will be notified that a restart is required. Click on OK again

• In the right side of the window, click on Restart Now.

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• After the restart, the main Antivirus for Mac interface will display the following window: Introducing Safe Files. Click on Enable.

NOTE: Safe Files protects your sensitive files against ransomware. To protect more folders, click on the + in the lower left side of the window and select their corresponding paths.

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• Next, the main interface will display another window: Introducing Time Machine Protection. Click Enable Protection to protect your backups.

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NOTE: This window will appear only if you are installing Antivirus for Mac for the first time. The next installations will not display this window. In this case, you manually enable Time Machine Protection from Preferences.

NOTE: If you don’t have the Time Machine enabled you may choose Go to Time Machine and turn it on.

• Finally, a new message will appear, informing you that Safe Files is Enabled and Time Machine Protection is enabled.



• Tap on Choose product...

• Select Bitdefender Mobile Security.


• In the Google Play app, tap on INSTALL.

• Local Security is now installed on your Android device.



• Tap on Choose product...

• Select Bitdefender Mobile Security.


• In the Google Play app, tap on GET.

• Local Security is now installed on your iOS device.

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