Microsoft Security Essentials Mac Guide

To install Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac, follow these steps:

Note Running two antivirus programs on the same computer can cause performance problems and system instability. Uninstall any antivirus software that is currently installed on your computer before you install Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac.

  1. Download the Microsoft Center Endpoint Protection for Mac installation file and save it to your computer (e.g. your Desktop).
  2. Double-click the downloaded file.
  3. Double-click Install, and then click Open.
  4. Click on Continue.
  5. Click on Continue when prompted to install Endpoint Protection
  6. Read the Important Information and click on Continue.
  7. Read the License Agreement and click on Continue.
  8. You will be prompted to Agree to the license agreement, click on Agree
  9. Read the Privacy Statement and click on Continue
  10. Follow the instructions on the screen until you reach the Installation Mode page.
  11. On the Installation Mode page, select the installation mode that you want, and then click Continue.
    Note We recommend that you select Typical. The preconfigured settings of the Typical installation mode provide the best combination of protection and performance.
  12. On the Special Applications page, click to select one of the following, and then click Continue:
    • Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications
    • Disable detection of potentially unwanted applications
      Note We recommend that you select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
  13. Choose to Install for all users of this computer and click on Continue.
  14. Click on Install
  15. If prompted, type your administrator password, and then click Install Software.
  16. After the installation is complete, click Close or Restart.

FAQ

Which operating systems are supported?

Intel-based Macs that are running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6, or a later version are supported.

How do I remove System Center Endpoint Protection from my Mac?

To uninstall System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the file you downloaded when you initially installed System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac.
  2. Double-click the file that you downloaded. By default, the System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac installation package is stored in the Downloads folder.
  3. Double-click Uninstall.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. Restart your computer.

How do I scan my Mac with System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac?

The real-time scanner that is built into System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac protects you as you use your Mac. It also scans your computer upon system startup.
You can also create a scheduled scan that runs at different time intervals or that runs on-demand scans.

How do I update my System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac?

Your product will update automatically after installation. You can schedule automatic updates, or you can update System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac manually.

How do I update my System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac?

Your product will update automatically after installation. You can schedule automatic updates, or you can update System Center Endpoint Protection for Mac manually.