PGP - Installation on an Intel-based Macintosh

Last Updated: 08/15/2017
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This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • MAC


This document shows how to install PGP on Intel-based Mac

Before You Begin

  1. You must be running Mac OS 10.8 - 10.10.2 (Intel Platform).
  2. Do not upgrade your Mac OS while you are already running PGP Whole disk encryption. You must decrypt your system first. Not decrypting prior to upgrading your mac could cause a complete loss of data.
  3. Make sure you have an Intel-based Mac. PGP will NOT work on a PowerPC Mac.
  4. Admin access is required for installation.
  5. Encryption can take a long time depending on your disk size, from several minutes to several hours. Make sure your computer will have adequate time to perform this task uninterrupted.
  6. Download PGP software from cuservices at:

Step 1

Open the PGP file (PGPDesktop.tar.gz) you have downloaded to open the installation files.

Step 2

Inside the pgpdesktop10.3.2 MP7 folder there is a file called PGP.pkg. Double click on that file.

Step 3

The installer will open and ask permission to run the package. Click Continue to give permission, then click Continue again to go to the Read Me screen.

Step 4

The Read Me screen will appear. After reading through the release notes, click the Continue button.

Step 5

Next is the Software License Agreement. Click on the Continue button.

Step 6

To continue installing the software, you must agree to the terms of the software license agreement. Click Agree to continue the installation.

Step 7

Click on the Install button to begin the installation

Step 8

Enter your computer's username and password. This is the username and password you use to log onto your computer. Then click on the Install Software button.

Step 9

The next step in the installation process informs you that a restart will be required. Click on the Continue Installation button.

Step 10

Once installation is complete you will be prompted to Restart your computer. Click on the Restart button.

*Note: You will likely be required to restart your computer an additional time to complete the installation, properly.

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