McAfee Total Protection error while updating on Mac

by Hari Narayan Sr.Seo (Search Engine Optimization)

McAfee is among the best antivirus software and provides complete protection to your system. It is reaching and beating toward 100% performance on the antivirus end. McAfee Total Protection provides a password manager and secures the file storage to round out the Total Protection package.

The fundamental of McAfee Total Protection is the antivirus that scans your files for corruption. Total protection offers more than that, with automatic updates, web monitoring, and a password manager. You can install it very easily and known for providing McAfee customer support from where you can get all the answer to your questions.

Well, you might see an error when internet security of McAfee Total Protection for Mac tries to install an update. This issue may happen due to Internet Security for Mac kernel extension not being approved. Also, it might be caused by your firewall or browser settings.

To resolve this issue, it is suggested to follow the below steps.

Step 1: Authorize the net Security for Mackintosh Kernel extension:

In Mac operating system, if an app uses kernel extension to adapt sure tasks, this extension should be specifically authorized once you install the app. If you are using unauthorized kernel extension then, the app may not work completely and properly. In that case, the Kernel extension should be authorized and you'll authorize it within the app itself or via System Preferences.

Authorization process of kernel extension within the web security for mackintosh app:

·         Click on the Apple menu that is available at the top left of your desktop

·         Then, click on the System Preferences

·         Click on Security & Privacy

·         You will see a message saying, system software from developer ‘McAfee, Inc’ was blocked from loading.

·         At last, click Allow to enable the extension

Step 2: Modification of the Firewall settings:

If you haven’t installed the Mac operating system, your firewall settings may need to be modified. The modification leads to the firewall block web security for Mac from change. Follow these steps to check and change your firewall settings.

Third-party Firewall apps:

·         Check that if you have got any firewall apps running within the Application folder.

·         If any Firewall app is already running then, make sure that web Security for Mac is permitted and not being blocked.

·         At last, save all your changes.

McAfee Firewall:

·         Make sure that you have any firewall apps running which you can see within the Application folder.

·         If a Firewall app is running, make sure that Internet Security is permitted and not being blocked.

Save the changes for Mac:

·         Click on McAfee menulet that appears on the menu bar.

·         Now, choose the McafeeLiveSafe-Internet Security Console.

·         Click on Mac Security and then on Firewall

·         After that, click the lock to attempt changes and type in your password.

·         Click the Lock Again to save the changes.

Step 3: Clear your cache and cookies in Safari:

By clearing your expedition cache and cookies, you can get rid of this glitch. This process does not take away your browsing history or saved passwords. For that,

·         Open Safari

·         Click on Preferences

·         Click on Privacy

·         Click on Manage web site information

·         After that, click on Remove All and Remove currently

·         Click on done and then, restart your mackintosh

This process will resolve the issue. However, if it still fails to install the update then try this next step.

Step 4: Again install web Security for Mac:

·         Transfer and install McAfee client product

·         When the installation is finished then, restart your Mac

·         After that, try to update once again

These steps will definitely resolve your problem and make you able to install the update on the Mac operating system. Apart from this, if you have any queries against McAfee then get proper advice of McAfee technician and experts with just a call on McAfee Support UK. Also, you can get connected with us via email, LiveChat and webpages.

Also read:

McAfee VS Norton Antivirus – A detailed comparison

Why Use McAfee Total Protection and How to Install It?


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About Hari Narayan Committed   Sr.Seo (Search Engine Optimization)

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