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How to Schedule Anti-Malware Definition Updates for McAfee Security for Mac or McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac

  1. Open McAfee Security for Mac or McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac.
  2. Click McAfee Security for Mac or McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac in the Mac menu, then click Preferences.
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  3. Click the padlock icon in lower left.
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  4. Enter the Name and Password for your Mac.
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  5. Click Update.
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  6. Click the Schedule tab.
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  7. Specify the frequency and time you wish to schedule the updates, then click Apply
    TIP: We recommend you schedule the updates daily at a time between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
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  8. Click the padlock icon to prevent further changes.

    Congratulations! You have successfully scheduled anti-malware definition updates.