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How To Update Antivirus On Mac

Virus attacks are less on Mac when compared to Windows.However, it is essential to keep the in-built virus definitions updated in order to keep your Mac device secured.Refer to the steps mentioned below to know how to check for the security updates for Mac from Apple.

  • Open the Terminal dialog window on the Mac computer.
  • Type the ‘more /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta.plist’ command in the Terminal dialog window and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
  • You will see the date in the code. If the date displayed in the Terminal window is the current date, you need not update the antivirus.
  • If the date shown is not the current date, follow the instructions provided here to update the virus definitions of in-built antivirus on the Mac computer.
  • Open the System Preferences window on the Mac computer.
  • Select the Security Preferences option to launch the Security dialog window on the screen.
  • Click the General tab and remove the checkmark next to the ‘Automatically update safe downloads list’ option.
  • Now, select the checkbox beside the ‘Automatically update safe downloads list’ option again.
  • The virus definitions of the in-built antivirus on the Mac computer will be updated automatically.