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. Obtain the college's current license key for ESET.
  3. Go to
  4. Select the language version you want and then click the Download button.
  5. Double click on the installer file and go through the prompts to complete the software installation.
  6. The download will put an icon in the menu tray (on top of the screen). It will be a green e in a green figure with a red exclamation on it.  Click this.
  7. Select Activate ESET.  This will ask for the ESET License Key that you obtained from the form above. Enter the key and ESET will should activate.  It may also need to be updated with current virus data. This will be evident by a red exclamation point on the ESET green icon. Click and it will update.


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