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How to install and activate Anti Virus on Mac in Parallels Desktop 8? Kaspersky Security for Mac in Parallels Desktop 8

  • Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac Standard Edition


Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac comes with a 30-day complementary subscription for Kaspersky Security for Mac.

Notice: Make sure you do not run any other Anti Virus software on your Mac. Running two Anti Virus programs can make Mac unstable and severely decrease performance of Mac.

To learn how to install Anti Virus for Windows virtual machines please check this article:

How to install Kaspersky Internet Security in Windows virtual machine?

How do I install an Anti Virus?

  • Click on Parallels Desktop File menu > Install Antivirus for Mac...

  • Click on Kaspersky Security > click Install.

  • Wait till Kaspersky Security for Mac is downloaded.

  • Enter your Mac user password to confirm installation.

How do I activate Kaspersky Security?

After installation you will have 30-day complimentary license for Kaspersky Security for Mac. To start using the product, click Try

How do I buy commercial license?

Start Kaspersky Security and click Protection menu > License.

Click Purchase and you will be redirected to Parallels Online Store.

Note: if you purchase a license from the previous Kaspersky Anti-Virus version installed on your Mac, the license will not work with the new Kaspersky Security for Mac installation. Please purchase a license as advised above to ensure it is compatible with the latest Kaspersky software installed on your Mac.

Once your order is completed, enter the activation key that you received in the Order Confirmation Email and your Anti Virus subscription will be extended for 1 year.

I have a license key for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac. Will it work with Kaspersky Security for Mac?

Yes, license keys for Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac are fully compatible with Kaspersky Security for Mac.

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