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Summary

You may experience poor system performance or system instability if you run two antivirus products on the same computer at the same time. Therefore, you should uninstall any existing antivirus programs before you install Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac.

This article lists external resources that describe how to uninstall common Mac OS X antivirus software. 

More Information

To uninstall antivirus software that is currently installed on your Mac OS X-based computer, follow these steps:

  1. In the following table, click the link that is associated with the antivirus software that is currently installed on your computer. Then, follow the prompts or instructions that are displayed on the screen.

    Manufacturer

    Link

    BitDefender

    http://kb.bitdefender.com/KB661-en--Removing-BitDefender-Antivirus-for-Mac.html

    ClamXav

    http://www.clamxav.com/clamavEngineREMOVER.zip

    Intego

    http://www.integodownload.com/mac/X/IntegoUninstaller.dmg

    McAfee (version 9 and earlier)

    https://kc.mcafee.com/corporate/index?page=content&id=KB71693&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&searchid=1332511121464

    Norton (Symantec)

    https://www-secure.symantec.com/norton-support/jsp/help-solutions.jsp?lg=english&ct=united+states&docid=20080427024142EN&product=home&version=1&pvid=f-home

    PC Tools

    http://www.pctools.com/forum/showthread.php?52948-Uninstall

    Trend Micro

    http://esupport.trendmicro.com/Pages/How-to-uninstall-Trend-Micro-Smart-Surfing-for-Mac.aspx

  2. Restart your computer.

References

For information about how to uninstall System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2680439 How to uninstall System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection for Mac

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