Bitdefender Antivirus for macOS

ESET Endpoint Antivirus will no longer be licensed for Brown-supported Macs beginning 11/21/2020. While most Brown-supported Macs have been upgraded to Bitdefender Endpoint Security automatically, you may have steps to perform if your computer still has ESET installed and you see this icon in your menu bar: 

Self-installation is very straightforward and only requires a few steps using one of the two available methods:

Software Catalog

If your computer still has ESET, it's likely that you installed it yourself from the Software Catalog. Please follow these steps to upgrade to Bitdefender:

  • Bitdefender can be downloaded manually from the Brown Software Catalog 
  • Click "Get Bitdefender Antivirus for macOS" to download the installer

  • Prior to installing, be sure to manually uninstall ESET or any other antivirus products such as SCEP
  • Follow the instructions provided in the software catalog page to complete the installation
  • Installation is complete when you see the Bitdefender icon in the menu bar

Self Service App

If your Brown-supported computer doesn't have ESET or Bitdefender, you may be able to install Bitdefender via Self Service. Please follow these steps:

  • If you have a macOS computer that is enrolled in Brown University management, this is the most simple method to install Bitdefender
  • Open the "Self Service" app in a Spotlight Search, Launchpad, or manually by navigating to the Applications folder

  • Click on the "Brown Core Software" tab, find Bitdefender and click "Install"
  • This Bitdefender installer will uninstall any existing version of ESET before installing the latest available version of Bitdefender automatically.
  • Installation is complete when you see the Bitdefender icon in the menu bar

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