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This article shows you which programs to uninstall on your Mac before installing Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac and how to remove these programs.

It is advised to install only one version of an antivirus program on your Mac. Having multiple antivirus programs installed at the same time can cause performance issues and make your Mac more vulnerable to threats.


List of programs to remove

  • Avast! Antivirus Mac Edition
  • AVG AntiVirus
  • AVG LinkScanner
  • Avira Mac Security
  • Bitdefender Antivirus
  • Bitdefender Virus Scanner
  • ClamXav
  • Comodo Antivirus for Mac
  • Dr. Web for MacOSX
  • ESET Endpoint Security
  • Hotspot Shield
  • Intego Internet Security
  • Intego NetBarrier
  • Intego VirusBarrier
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • Kaspersky Internet Security
  • Kaspersky Virus Scanner
  • MacKeeper
  • MacScan
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac
  • McAfee Internet Security for Mac
  • McAfee VirusScan for Mac
  • Microworld eScan for Mac
  • Norton AntiVirus for Mac
  • Norton Internet Security for Mac
  • PC Tools iAntiVirus
  • ProtectWorks Antivirus
  • Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X
  • Virus Scanner Plus
  • Webroot SecureAnywhere

Steps to remove conflicting programs

  1. Open the Applications folder:
    • Click Go > Applications.

    • Right-click or control-click the Applications folder on the Dock, then select Open Applications.

    • Open your Hard Drive, then click the Applications folder on the left pane.

    • Type Application in the Spotlight field, then press RETURN.

  2. Look for any of the programs mentioned, then drag and drop them into the Trash.
  3. Type your administrator password on the field provided, then click OK.

If you encounter any issues when removing any of the programs mentioned, contact the program manufacturer for support.

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Programs to remove before installing Antivirus for Mac

This article shows you which programs to uninstall on your Mac before installing Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac and how to remove these programs.

It is advised to install only one version of an antivirus program on your Mac. Having multiple antivirus programs installed at the same time can cause performance issues and make your Mac more vulnerable to threats.


List of programs to remove

  • Avast! Antivirus Mac Edition
  • AVG AntiVirus
  • AVG LinkScanner
  • Avira Mac Security
  • Bitdefender Antivirus
  • Bitdefender Virus Scanner
  • ClamXav
  • Comodo Antivirus for Mac
  • Dr. Web for MacOSX
  • ESET Endpoint Security
  • Hotspot Shield
  • Intego Internet Security
  • Intego NetBarrier
  • Intego VirusBarrier
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus
  • Kaspersky Internet Security
  • Kaspersky Virus Scanner
  • MacKeeper
  • MacScan
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac
  • McAfee Internet Security for Mac
  • McAfee VirusScan for Mac
  • Microworld eScan for Mac
  • Norton AntiVirus for Mac
  • Norton Internet Security for Mac
  • PC Tools iAntiVirus
  • ProtectWorks Antivirus
  • Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac OS X
  • Virus Scanner Plus
  • Webroot SecureAnywhere

Steps to remove conflicting programs

  1. Open the Applications folder:
    • Click Go > Applications.

    • Right-click or control-click the Applications folder on the Dock, then select Open Applications.

    • Open your Hard Drive, then click the Applications folder on the left pane.

    • Type Application in the Spotlight field, then press RETURN.

  2. Look for any of the programs mentioned, then drag and drop them into the Trash.
  3. Type your administrator password on the field provided, then click OK.

If you encounter any issues when removing any of the programs mentioned, contact the program manufacturer for support.


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