Installing McAfee Endpoint Security for Mac (for unmanaged devices)


How do I install McAfee Endpoint Security antivirus software on an unmanaged Mac computer?


Note: Be sure that you do not have any other active antivirus program running on your computer before installing McAfee Endpoint Security. Running any two virus protection programs will result in the two of them fighting over resources, making the computer slower and potentially making the computer crash while running typical applications.


  1. Download McAfee from
    1. Visit the website
    2. Login using your Duck ID and password
    3. Navigate to the McAfee software entry
    4. Download the McAfee Endpoint Security version for unmanaged use and for your operating system: macOS
  2. Open the DMG file containing the McAfee software
  3. Run the installer PKG file:
    • McAfee-Endpoint-Security-for-Mac-<version>-standalone-<build_number>.pkg
  4. Follow the prompts to install the software.


  1. Open Terminal
  2. Type the following command and press enter:
    • sudo /usr/local/McAfee/uninstall EPM
      • If prompted, enter the administrator password (for the computer) to allow the uninstaller program to make changes
      • If prompted to allow terminal to make these changes, select Allow
  3. McAfee Endpoint Security is now uninstalled
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Wed 10/23/19 2:42 PM
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