Command line installation

Skip the GUI installation by installing ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS via command line. If your computer is not enrolled in MDM, you will still need to manually allow user access permission for ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS in System Preferences.


If you are using command line installation to install ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS remotely, we recommend that you distribute configuration profiles with user consent settings via MDM before the ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS installation. You can find configuration profile settings in the Pre-installation settings topic.

1.Download ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS.

2.To mount the downloaded .dmg file, double-click the file or use the following command line process:

a.In Terminal, navigate to the location of the file. Type in: cd ~/Downloads
Replace Downloads with the location of your downloaded file.

b.Type in: hdiutil attach eea_osx_mlp_0.dmg.
Replace eea_osx_mlp_0 with your filename.

3.In terminal type: sudo installer -pkg /Volumes/ESET\ Endpoint\ Antivirus/.resources/Installer.pkg -target /
You may need to replace the path to the Installer.pkg with your Installer.pkg location.

4.After the installation, you will need to allow user consent settings for ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS in the post-installation process to allow full protection.