ESET Endpoint Security
ESET Endpoint Security offers Mac computers protection against emerging malware threats.
Only university-owned computers are eligible for this software.
|Mac 10.14+||6.10.900.0||143 MB||04/08/2021|
Step 1: Disable Your Firewall
ESET includes firewall capability, so we recommend disabling your built-in Mac firewall to avoid conflicts.
- Select Apple Menu > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall.
- Click the lock icon, if needed, and enter your computer's username and password.
- Click Turn Off Firewall.
Step 2: Install ESET
- Download the installer.
- Double-click the downloaded installer file.
- Click Allow when asked to let the package run a program to determine if the software can be installed.
- Click Continue.
- Follow the prompts to install, with these options:
- Agree to the Software License Agreement
- Typical Installation Mode
- Disable ESET LiveGrid feedback system
- Enable detection of unwanted applications
- Click Install.
- If prompted, enter your computer username and password and click Install Software.
Step 3: Adjust Privacy Settings
You may be prompted to complete these steps. Follow the on-screen prompts to allow full protection of your computer.
Enable the Extension
- If you receive a message that the System Extension was Blocked, follow the prompts to Open Security Preferences.
- Click the lock (lower left) to make changes and enter your computer's username and password.
- In the Security & Privacy menu under the General tab, find the note “Some system software requires your attention before it can be used.”
- Click Details (right).
- Check the box next to ESET Endpoint Security and click OK.
Allow Full Disk Access
- Select Apple Menu > System Preferences > Security & Privacy.
- Select the Privacy tab.
- Click the lock and enter your computer's username and password.
- Select Full Disk Access from the list (left).
- Check the boxes next to:
- ESET Endpoint Security
- ESET Real-time file system protection
- Click the lock and then close System Preferences.
- Restart your computer for the change to take effect.
ESET needs the firewall Profile for each network you use.
- Select the appropriate Profile for your location when prompted with New network connection detected.
- Home - your home network
- Work - CMU campus network or other permanent work network
- Public - coffee shop, airport, hotel or other public WiFi
- Check Remember Network and click OK. If you connect to multiple networks simultaneously (i.e., wired and wireless), a prompt will appear for each individual network.
Review this section for guidance on upgrading ESET and using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
- Open ESET.
- Select Update (left) then click Update modules. The software will check and install available updates.
If you're experiencing issues with ESET and your VPN:
- Open ESET.
- Select Setup (left) then click Web and Email.
- Click the Setup button next to Web access protection.
- Click the Default button and choose OK to apply the standard settings.
- Close the window.
- Click Protection status (left). Maximum Protection should be enabled.
- Close the application.