Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes
3.9.27.2815

2.8

Malwarebytes free download for Mac

Malwarebytes

3.9.27.2815
16 August 2019

Adware removal tool (was AdwareMedic).

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 Malwarebytes

Version 3.9.27.2815:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements for Malwarebytes

  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

144 Malwarebytes Reviews

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Aeschylus
10 August 2017

Most helpful

DANGEROUS - DO NOT INSTALL! This software completely ruined a healthy Mac running Sierra. I installed it, but didn't like that it had hidden daemons running. So I uninstalled, but it never completed. Now I can't even shut down my Mac because "Other installations aren't complete" and I can't install or uninstall this software. This is the worst problem I've had in 25 years of using Macs. BE CAREFUL.

With the exception of MacKeeper, this is the worst review I've ever written for Mac software. I used to use this before the crazy installer. It ruined all of my Little Snitch rules, and I still haven't figured out what else.
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Version 3.0
Jimw
15 August 2019
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.
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Version 3.9.27.2815
ShotBlocker
11 August 2019
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.
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Version 3.8.17.2526
Hanspoot
09 August 2019
finds among my (over 300) clients about 1500 inf. per month
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Version 3.8.17.2526
Sgilbert
08 August 2019
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??
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Version 3.8.17.2526
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brian163
brian163
09 August 2019
The took 3.9.x down as some users were having problems. See the forums if interested.

While release notes were technically unavailable as they have not been posting details of sub-releases, MacUpdate could have at least noted this.
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chicagocrust
07 August 2019
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Version 3.9.23.2814
iMacWare
25 May 2019
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Version 3.8.17.2526
Jimw
17 May 2019
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.
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Version 3.8.17.2526
jagrutisharma937
15 May 2019
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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.
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Version 3.8.16.2524
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22 April 2019
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