Just when you thought your Mac was secure, cybercriminals are getting nastier and starting to target Macs. Now they are vulnerable to viruses, trojans, rootkits, ransomware and all other malware.
You can use malware removal tools to remove the threat after it infects your device. But why go through this trouble? You can install McAfee Total Protection, one of the best antivirus software, and prevent malware from attacking your Mac in the first place.
Downloading and installing McAfee is not difficult. In fact, if you are used to having the software installed on your Mac already, it won’t feel so strange. But just in case you want to follow a step-by-step guide, here is the one for you.
1. Click the download button
After you have purchased McAfee Total Protection, you will be redirected to its download page. Simply find the Mac version and click Download.
If you want to install the software later, McAfee will send you a receipt for your purchase. In this message will also be a download button. Clicking it will redirect you back to the download page on the McAfee website.
2. Write down the serial number
Before the file can start downloading, you’ll need to agree to the McAfee license agreement. This is done by simply checking the box. Below it is the serial number of your software. You’ll need this to install McAfee Total Protection, so it’s best to write this down for later. Then click the Download button.
3. Click on the file
McAfee will first download its software from the website. Your Mac will let you know when this is done by displaying a message at the top of the screen. Clicking this opens the installer which will install the software on your Mac.
4. Give all permissions
When the McAfee Installer is open, you will be asked to give permission to install the software locally on your Mac. The first message will ask if it is appropriate for McAfee to modify your computer, which means if it can install the software. Click Open to grant permission.
The second message will ask you to log into your computer account. This lets your device know you’re okay with the software installed. This permission requires that you type your username and password.
5. Enter the serial number
The last step before you start installing McAfee is to enter the serial number you saved from Step 2 into the field provided. You don’t have to worry about any dashes or capital letters. When done, click Next and the program will be installed on your Mac.
6. More security permissions
during the installation process. McAfee will ask you to grant permission for some tools to run on your Mac. Don’t worry, McAfee will walk you through these steps, including opening the security settings for you. It’s as easy as clicking “Allow” when prompted.
You can wait for McAfee to install before granting permission. The steps will be accessed from the McAfee dashboard later. Simply click the Finish button when you are ready to move on to the next step.
7. Run McAfee Total Protection
When McAfee is fully installed, you will find its icon pinned to the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Click the icon and McAfee will open.
8. Be safe!
you are done! McAfee Total Protection is now installed on your Mac. The dashboard will walk you through the steps on how to configure the program further, scan for malware, set up additional privacy tools, and let you contact support if needed.