Knowledge Base

Install ESET on a Personal Mac Computer


How to install the College's antivirus/malware protection software on a personally-owned Mac computer.


  1. Before you install ESET, you MUST uninstall any other antivirus software you have, particularly if you have McAfee Virus Scan or Virex software installed. It is very important that you do not try to run two different types of antivirus software at once. This will cause significant problems in your computer's operations.
  2. Fill out the ESET for Mac Download Form.
  3. Once you complete the form, you will receive an email to your Amherst email account. The email will provide you with an ESET user name and password.
  4. Go to the ESET website at
  5. From the ESET website menu at the top of the screen, select Download.
  6. By default, it will go to the tab for For Home options. Click the second tab to switch to the For Business options. Make sure from the top menu you have Download selected and then the For Business tab selected.
  7. Find the ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Mac OS X option in the list and click the blue button in that section for I Have a License

Install ESET on a Personal Mac Computer

       8.The screen that comes up will be for Version 6. Be sure to click here as shown below next to the     red arrow.  This will install the version for Mac OSX which is the one you want.

 Install ESET on a Personal Mac Computer

 9. Select your OSX version and English as the Language. Select Download.

10. Go through the prompts to complete the software installation.
Note: When prompted, enter the ESET user name and password from the email message referenced above.

Additional Information

Service Categories

Service Categories: