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Mac Bitdefender Antivirus
  • Launch the Firefox, Safari, or Google Chrome web browser on your computer.
  • Go to the official Bitdefender web page.
  • Once you click the Download button, the Mac Bitdefender Antivirus program will be saved in the Downloads folder by default.
  • Install it by performing the on-screen instructions in the setup wizard.

Install Bitdefender On Mac

  • Before you start the installation process, check if your Mac computer meets the minimum system requirements.
  • Supported OS: macOS X Yosemite (10.10) or later
  • Disk space: 1 GB
  • Compatible web browser: Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome

The steps to install the Mac Bitdefender Antivirus program on your computer are given here.

  • Open the Safari web browser on your Mac computer and visit the login page of the Bitdefender Central account.
  • Type your email address in the Email or Phone field and click Next.
  • Enter the Bitdefender account’s password in the Your Password field and select the Sign In option.
  • Click the Menu icon at the top-left end of the screen, choose the My Devices option on the left panel, and click the Install Protection option.
  • When the Protect Your Devices dialog box opens, select the Protect this device option and choose the device owner.
  • If a new prompt dialog box appears on the screen, select the Allow option.
  • Once you see the Download & Install dialog box, go to the Downloads folder and click the Bitdefender Antivirus program file.
  • In the Install Bitdefender prompt box, select the Continue option.
  • Choose the English language from the appropriate drop-down menu.
  • To review the terms and conditions of the Mac Bitdefender Antivirus software, click the Subscription Agreement link.
  • To proceed further, select the Continue option followed by the Agree option and click the Install option.
  • When prompted, you have to enter the administrator name and password and click Install Software.
  • Once done, the Installation was successful message will be displayed on the screen.
  • Click the Close option to exit the installation wizard.

Uninstall Bitdefender Mac

Below are the guidelines to uninstall the Mac Bitdefender Antivirus program from your computer.

  • On the Mac computer’s home screen, click the Go tab at the top of the screen and select the Applications option.
  • Select the Bitdefender folder and double-click the Bitdefender Uninstaller tool.
  • When the Confirm Bitdefender Uninstall dialog window appears on the screen, select the Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac option and click the Uninstall option.
  • In the prompt dialog box, type the administrator password in the Password field and click OK.
  • You will see the ‘Confirm Bitdefender Uninstall’ prompt message on the screen.
  • Click the Close option once you see the ‘Bitdefender has been successfully uninstalled’ message.

Uninstall Bitdefender Mac Unexpected Error

If an error message occurs when uninstalling the Bitdefender Antivirus program from your Mac computer, carry out the instructions given here.

Procedure 1

  • On the home screen of your Mac computer, navigate to the Go menu and select the Go to Folder option.
  • Type ‘/Library’ without the single quotes and select the Go option.
  • Click the Library folder followed by the Application Support folder.
  • Search for the Antivirus for Mac and Bitdefender programs and delete them from the folder.
  • Return to the Library folder and remove the Bitdefender folder.
  • From the Library folder, select the Extensions option and remove the following.
  • TMPProtection.kext
  • FileProtect.kext
  • SelfProtect.kext
  • Return to the Applications folder and delete both the Antivirus for Mac and Bitdefender folders.

Procedure 2

  • Open the macOS Utilities window and select the Disk Utilities option followed by the Continue option.
  • If your disk is not mounted, click the Mount option.
  • If it is mounted, close the Disk Utility window.
  • Click the Utilities tab at the top and choose the Terminal option.
  • This will open the Terminal window on the Mac computer.
  • Use the appropriate set of commands to remove the Bitdefender folder.
  • Restart the Mac computer.

Bitdefender Removal Tool Mac

The Mac Bitdefender Antivirus program and its other products can be uninstalled from your Mac computer using the Bitdefender Uninstaller tool. You can download it from the manufacturer web page (official Bitdefender website).