Custom installation

Custom installation mode is designed for experienced users who want to modify advanced settings during the installation process. Following are settings you can modify:

Program Components
ESET Endpoint Security for macOS allows you to install the product without some of its core components (for example, Web and Email protection). Deselect the check box next to a product component to remove it from the installation.

Proxy Server
If you are using a proxy server, select I use a proxy server to define its parameters. In the next window, enter the IP address or URL of your proxy server in the Address field. In the Port field, specify the port where the proxy server accepts connections (3128 by default). If the proxy server requires authentication, type a valid Username and Password to grant access to the proxy server. If you do not use a proxy server, select I do not use a proxy server. If you are not sure whether you use a proxy server, you can use your current system settings by selecting Use system settings (Recommended).

You can define privileged users or groups that can edit the program settings. From the list of users on the left, select the users and Add them to the Privileged Users list. To display all system users, select Show all users. If you leave the Privileged Users list empty, all users are considered privileged.

ESET Live Grid
For more information about ESET Live Grid, see the ESET Glossary.

Potentially Unwanted Applications
For more information about potentially unwanted applications, see the ESET Glossary.


Select a filtering mode for the firewall. For more information, see Filtering modes.


After installing ESET Endpoint Security for macOS:

macOS Big Sur (11)

1.Allow system extensions.

2.Enable Full disk access.

3.Allow ESET to add proxy configurations. You will receive the following notification: "ESET Endpoint Security for macOS" Would Like to Filter Network Content. When you receive this notification, click Allow. If you click Don't Allow, Web Access Protection does not work.

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After the installation you are prompted to activate ESET Endpoint Security for macOS. You can find multiple activation options in the Activation chapter.

After installing ESET Endpoint Security for macOS, perform a computer scan to check for malicious code. From the main program window, click Computer scan > Smart scan. For more information about on-demand computer scans, see the On-demand computer scan section.