How Do I Disable Antivirus Software Temporarily On Mac

How to Disable Antivirus Software Temporarily On Mac?

Generally, the Mac computers do not need any antivirus software to be installed on it. By default, macOS has several layers of inbuilt security features. If you have installed any antivirus software on your Mac system, better uninstall it rather than disabling or turning it OFF. The section explains how Do I Disable Antivirus Software Temporarily On Mac computer temporarily.


How Do I Disable Antivirus Software Temporarily On Mac
  • You can disable the antivirus software installed on your Mac computer from the Status menu.
  • Locate and click the Antivirus icon available in the Status menu.
  • Now, the drop-down menu displaying a list of options will appear on the screen.
  • Click the Shutdown or Disable option based on the option displayed.
  • If the antivirus icon has disappeared from the Status menu bar, then it means it is disabled successfully.
  • You can also make use of the antivirus application’s Diagnostic Toolkit to disable or turn off it.
  • For example, let’s see how to disable the Trend Micro Antivirus application on a Mac system using its Diagnostic Toolkit.
  • On your Mac computer, click on the Spotlight search box.
  • Type the Trend Micro keyword on the given text filed.
  • Now, the list of suggestions will be displayed on the screen.
  • From the suggestion list, select the Trend Micro Antivirus Diagnostic Toolkit option.
  • Now, the Trend Micro Antivirus Diagnostic Toolkit dialog box will appear on the screen.
  • Click the General tab followed by the Stop Components button.
  • Now, a confirmation dialog box will pop-up on the screen.
  • Click the OK button on it.
  • Once the Trend Micro Antivirus software is disabled, restart your Mac computer.

Uninstalling the Antivirus Application on your Mac Computer

  • If you wish to delete, remove, or uninstall the antivirus software on your Mac system, go through the step-by-step instructions given below.
  • Launch the Finder wizard on your Mac computer.
  • Locate and click the Applications option.
  • Go to the Security Suite folder and click the Uninstall Security Suite option.
  • In the confirmation dialog box, click the Uninstall button.
  • If prompted, enter your Mac computer’s security key in the given filed.
  • Click the OK button followed by OK.