How to Allow Full Disk Access to Bitdefender Endpoint Security for Mac in macOS Mojave (10.14) and later
Starting with macOS Mojave (10.14), Apple has introduced certain privacy protections that by default block applications’ access to specific system application folders and resources, such as Mail, Messages, Safari, Time Machine backups.
In order for Endpoint Security for Mac to scan such protected folders, the user must allow full disk access for the BDLDaemon or BDLDaemon.app, and Endpoint Security for Mac application files. The Endpoint Security for Mac user interface will show a critical issue until access is granted.
On systems running macOS Mojave (10.14) and later, the Endpoint Security for Mac user interface displays a critical issue prompting the user to add certain application files to the Full Disk Access list in Security & Privacy > Privacy.
On macOS Mojave (10.14) and Catalina (10.15), the following files require full disk access:
On macOS Big Sur (11.0), the following files require full disk access:
In case of a network with various macOS versions, it is recommended to allow all BDLDaemon, BDLDaemon.app, and EndpointSecurityforMac.app files.
The path to these files is /Library/Bitdefender/AVP.
To allow full disk access to the Endpoint Security for Mac files and fix the issue:
- In the View Issues window, click the Open Privacy button to go to the Security & Privacy window > Privacy tab > Full Disk Access folder.
- Click the lock to make changes and enter an administrator password.
- Click the + button to manually add the EndpointSecurityforMac.app, BDLDaemon and BDLDaemon.app files to the Full Disk Access list.