PGP - Installation on an Intel-based Macintosh

Last Updated: 10/31/2013

Overview

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

This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):
  • MAC

Before you begin

  1. You must be running either Mac OS 10.5 or Mac OS 10.6 (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:

Step 1

Double-click on the PGP file (PGPDesktop.tar.gz) you have downloaded to open the installation files.

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Step 2

Inside the pgpdesktop9 folder there is a file called PGP.pkg. Double click on that file, as shown below.

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Step 3

The installer will open. Click the Continue button.

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Step 4

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

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Step 5

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

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Step 6

To continue installing the software, you must agree to the terms of the software license agreement, so click on the Agree button.

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Step 7

The next step details the installation type and how much space PGP desktop will take on your hard drive. After reviewing the information, click on the Install button.

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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 OK button.

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Step 9

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

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Step 10

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

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