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Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes
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Malwarebytes free download for Mac

Malwarebytes

Adware removal tool (was AdwareMedic).

Malwarebytes overview

Malwarebytes (was AdwareMedic) helps you get your Mac experience back. Malwarebytes scans for and removes code that degrades system performance or attacks your system. Making your Mac once again your Mac. The app can be used for free to clean infected devices, but real-time protection requires an upgrade to the Premium plan, whose pricing info can be found here.

What It Does:
  • Removes adware, such as Genieo, VSearch, and Vidx
  • Removes malware, including Trojans
  • Scans quickly
  • Simplifies program management through a clean, lean interface
How It Does It:
  • Anti-adware
  • Anti-malware
  • Light footprint
  • Simple interface

What’s new in version 4.15.9.4666

Updated on May 13 2022

Features and improvements:
  • Added auto-updates and device scans functionality to Security Advisor in Malwarebytes for Mac. For more information, see Malwarebytes for Mac Security Advisor.
  • Added a monthly reminder if Security Advisor has unresolved advice.
Issues fixed:
  • Minor bug fixes.
View older Malwarebytes updates

Information

License

Free

Size

42.1 MB

Downloads

277410

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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What customer like

Privacy
Stability
Regular updates

What needs improvements

Performance

Malwarebytes qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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Satcomer
Satcomer
Mar 25 2022
4.14.26.4565
0.0
Mar 25 2022
0.0
Version: 4.14.26.4565
Come out with a Universal or Silicon version please!
Satcomer
Satcomer
Mar 9 2022
4.14.26.4565
0.0
Mar 9 2022
0.0
Version: 4.14.26.4565
Love this application but now 1+year sense the first M1 came out most Macs now use M1 variants! So why no Mac Universal version at least by this point?
jane779
jane779
May 31 2021
4.9.7.4220
5.0
May 31 2021
5.0
Version: 4.9.7.4220
Reliable antivirus with powerful anti-malware protection
Scion777
Scion777
Mar 24 2021
4.7.9.3978
0.0
Mar 24 2021
0.0
Version: 4.7.9.3978
MacUpdate Admin: you keep posting a version as 'new' that came out a while back as of 3026-21
sirossixnetcomcom7788
sirossixnetcomcom7788
Nov 26 2020
4.6.11.3824
3.0
Nov 26 2020
3.0
Version: 4.6.11.3824
The App seems stable on both a Mojave iMac Pro, and a Catalina iMac. However, getting responses from their Tech Support is a real problem. They used to respond quickly, but I have now been waiting several weeks!
vegasmacguy
vegasmacguy
Sep 19 2020
4.5.14.3726
1.0
Sep 19 2020
1.0
Version: 4.5.14.3726
This installs an unquitable service. When asked for an option to fully exit their software, the company has repeatedly dodged the question and refused to do so. They only tell you how to hide the menu process not exit the background agent. This is extreamly shady behavior. Malwarebytes used to be the goto for anti malware, but I have no choice but to believe they may be snooping on you and your system to sell your data. This is the only reason to respond the way they have. As a sysadmin, I cannot tolerate a piece of software that inserts itself without a way to disable it completely. If the agent becomes infected, has a memory leak, causes an incompatibility that creates a kernel panic, There is no recourse. Malwarebytes now insists on behaving in the same manner as the software they were designed to protect you against. Use something else.
afyanke
afyanke
Jul 27 2020
4.4.11.3637
0.0
Jul 27 2020
0.0
Version: 4.4.11.3637
Existing software on your system loaded a system extension signed by “Malwarebytes Corporation” which will be incompatible with a future version of macOS. Contact the developer for support. (From Apple...)
Bousozoku
Bousozoku
Jun 20 2020
4.4.11.3637
5.0
Jun 20 2020
5.0
Version: 4.4.11.3637
I've been a Mac user since 1993 but I worked with DOS, OS/2, and Windows machines for years. The typical anti-virus software wasn't good enough. A few years ago, I got a touch screen Windows machine to try, and ended up buying Malwarebytes because it was really amazing at keeping the machine clean. Coming back to an older Mac running Catalina, I needed good software to eliminate threats. Sophos anti-virus wasn't helping on a previous machine, and situations were becoming more intense. I needed software that didn't work the same old way. I needed software that looked at more intricate patterns that would end up in a compromised system--to stop what was happening. Malwarebytes is that software. It's useful to buy a multi-machine license, if you're using multiple Macs or Macs and Windows. Obviously, my mid-2012 MacBook Pro is hardly new, but the software hasn't produced a noticeable slowdown.
Meitnik
Meitnik
Mar 2 2020
4.1.28.3352
1.0
Mar 2 2020
1.0
Version: 4.1.28.3352
Wow, it installs a menubar menu item without my permission suddenly today. Not cool. Then I find out it has lots of problems with 10.14.6. Complex steps needed to get it to work right under 10.14.6. It took over my computer without warning this morning. Removing the app, they failed to respect my computer.
Dellsuxx
Dellsuxx
Feb 19 2020
4.1.28.3352
5.0
Feb 19 2020
5.0
Version: 4.1.28.3352
Sits quietly In the background of my iMac Doing nothing wrong really. It has on occasion caught Mac Malware, quarantined, repaired, and deleted It. Very good program.
RobertS7068
RobertS7068
Jan 18 2020
4.0.30.3073
3.0
Jan 18 2020
3.0
Version: 4.0.30.3073
1/17/2020 - Using Malwarebytes on Mac OS 10.15.2 causes internet to not download data with a "Connection error! The request timed out." dialog to appear. Removing MB returns everything back to normal operation. On reinstallation of MB problem returns. (2013 MacPro 6,1)
GymW
GymW
Aug 15 2019
3.9.27.2815
1.0
Aug 15 2019
1.0
Version: 3.9.27.2815
This App seems to infiltrate the MacOS and install pieces of it all over MacOS and God know what it is doing. I choose to delete it after installing the free version as I already have similar products, and I felt it was impacting performance and/or causing some stability issues. It literally took me hours to search out all the pieces and delete them . As such I cannot recommend this product.
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Aug 11 2019
3.8.17.2526
0.5
Aug 11 2019
0.5
Version: 3.8.17.2526
Dear MacUpdate Users, I have stated this before on MacUpdate but, since some people didn't get the memo, I'll say it again: Quickie, one-liner 5-star reviews on this site are WORTHLESS. I would also say that quickie, one-liner 5-star reviews by people who purport to be Mac malware experts (I'm referring to "Hanspoot" just below) with "over 300" clients are EXCEPTIONALLY worthless. Especially when that 'expert' is claiming (it actually sounds like boasting) that his 300+ clients are averaging 5 infections PER MONTH. My friends, if you are averaging 5 infections per month, while you pay both a Mac consultant, and also for anti-malware software, your Mac consultant is not only incompetent but irresponsible. A properly protected Mac, with a properly trained user (and a reputable Mac consultant should be a *teacher* for his or her clients, rather than leaving them uneducated and vulnerable in order to suck money out of them) should not get 5 infections in A YEAR. You especially want to avoid a consultant who allows you to get 5 infections per month while using a "real-time" scanner like the paid subscription version of Malwarebytes. This is beyond irresponsible -- it is appalling. For that kind of money, you should not be getting ANY infections. That's the point of "real-time" scanning, and why you pay a premium (in money and performance) for it. Also, please, be skeptical of reviewers who make silly, boastful claims that can't be substantiated. This is something akin to what Malwarebytes does with it says that it "crushes the latest threats" and other hyped-up nonsense. * * * Now, if you want to see a useful review, scroll down to "Jimw's" comments on May 17, 2019, where he points out that not only does Malwarebytes cause instabilities (inexcusable in and of itself), but its so-called "uninstaller" doesn't actually uninstall everything like it should. It leaves bits and pieces of Malwarebytes junk all over the place. This is beyond inexcusable -- it's disgraceful. -SB P.S. And by the way, "Hanspoot," I don't get money from any AV vendors as you insinuate in one of your snarky comments below. I don't actually recommend ClamXAV though I do subscribe. The Intego VirusBarrier Scanner works just as well as an on-demand scanner -- and it's free. And I actually do use and recommend the older "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware" program (v.1.3.1.628) It still works very well, much as it did when Thomas Reed originally developed it -- a tight, light, free scanner for active infections -- before Malwarebytes (the company) turned it into a bloated piece of expensive corporate crapware.
Hanspoot
Hanspoot
Aug 9 2019
3.8.17.2526
5.0
Aug 9 2019
5.0
Version: 3.8.17.2526
finds among my (over 300) clients about 1500 inf. per month
Sgilbert
Sgilbert
Aug 8 2019
3.8.17.2526
0.0
Aug 8 2019
0.0
Version: 3.8.17.2526
What's going on? On Aug 1st, I downloaded & installed v. 3.9.23.2814; now, just 8 days later, they issue 3.8.17.2526. Are they backtracking??
GymW
GymW
May 17 2019
3.8.17.2526
1.0
May 17 2019
1.0
Version: 3.8.17.2526
I had tried using it many months ago. During the time I was using it I started to have machine instabilities which I finally traced to it. So I chose to remove it, and even tried its so called uninstaller. Afterwords I still was occasionally present with some evidence that pieces of it were still lurking on my machine. So I used a few in depth tools to check for invisible and system file and found pieces of it still all over my computer. After several hours of work I finally got rid of all of it; at least I believe I did. Since then the problems that I attributed to it have disappeared. Given its bad behavior on my machine and the way it inserts itself all over MacOS, I have come to believe that the text 'bytes' at the end of its name should be removed as its name without 'bytes' seems much more appropriate.
jagrutisharma937
jagrutisharma937
May 15 2019
3.8.16.2524
0.0
May 15 2019
0.0
Version: 3.8.16.2524
Well, its good to know that I am not the only one and I hide my login also. I think it is very easy to use and I am happy with it so far. Thanks! <a href="https://www.filehippoz.com/filehippo-malwarebytes-free-download/">Malwarebytes</a>

B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
May 9 2019
3.8.16.2524
5.0
May 9 2019
5.0
Version: 3.8.16.2524
Malwarebytes deserves a better review. You can still use it for free; you just have to launch it manually. The paid version can be scheduled to work, if you need that much protection.
keyurkakadiya21
keyurkakadiya21
Apr 22 2019
3.7.34.2263
0.0
Apr 22 2019
0.0
Version: 3.7.34.2263
Thanks for sharing this article. I really found it very helpful and interesting while reading. Nice post. <a href="https://www.filehorsee.com/filehippo-malwarebytes-free-download/">Malwarebytes</a>
kiwinacol
kiwinacol
Dec 7 2018
3.6.20.2054
1.0
Dec 7 2018
1.0
Version: 3.6.20.2054
drives my powerbook fans crazy
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