The Easy Way to Uninstall Malwarebytes from your Mac
There are many programs and software created for macOS, but while some apps are optional, antivirus is probably a must thing to have on your Mac. As the number of malware and viruses increases with the appearance of new vulnerabilities, you indeed need to protect your Mac with powerful software. Malwarebytes is one of such anti-malware programs.
Pretty simple and easy to use, this app, though, is a die-hard tool when it comes to detecting and crashing malware. There are plenty of other anti-malware options available, and one may suit your needs better than another. So, if you consider changing antivirus, read on to find out how to uninstall Malwarebytes.
Remove Malwarebytes from your Mac manually
Follow the instructions to uninstall Malwarebytes:
- Open Malwarebytes.
- Go to the Menu on the top-left and click Help.
- From the drop-down menu, choose Uninstall Malwarebytes.
- Click Yes in the confirmation window.
- Enter your admin password to proceed.
Malwarebytes is now successfully deleted.
How to remove Malwarebytes leftover files
Although there is no Malwarebytes software on your Mac now, there are probably some leftover files left. Usually, such items are hidden out there in the hinterlands of your Mac, so it’s not easy to locate them.
I tried looking for such orphaned files myself but found that it’s faster to do with an app. CleanMyMac X is a Mac cleaner app that analyzes what you have on your Mac and shows you all leftovers. Here, you can see what Malwarebytes has left on my machine:
That’s not a lot, but as CleanMyMac X helped me discover these files, I can remove them and prevent clutter in my Mac’s system. You can also use this app to remove Malwarebytes from your Mac. Here’s what you need to do:
- Get CleanMyMac X for your MacBook.
- After you install the app, open it.
- Go to the Uninstaller module from the menu on the left.
- Find Malwarebytes on the list and check it.
- Press Uninstall.
CleanMyMac X will then delete both app and its supported files.
How to uninstall all Malwarebytes software at once?
Malwarebytes designs products for various purposes. They develop software for your personal use and as well create programs for business. In case you have a couple of Malwarebytes products on your Mac, here’s how you can delete all of them at once:
- Download the Mac uninstall script from the Malwarebytes official site.
- Unzip the archive and open the Uninstall_MWB file.
- Click Open.
- Click Yes to proceed.
- Enter your password for confirmation.
- The removal will start running.
- After it is done, you will see this window.
Now, you can restart your Mac and get to use another antivirus of your choice.
Removing Malwarebytes, you will leave your Mac without protection against viruses. So be vigilant not to get it infected.
Like any other app, Malwarebytes have supporting files that can be left even after the removal of the app. It’s hard to locate all of them on your Mac, so I prefer using CleanMyMac X to do it. You can also use it to reset or delete any app you want.
So, get your Mac cleaned and remember to scan it for viruses and malware regularly!