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How to Uninstall Malwarebytes from MacOS

Malwarebytes is an excellent anti-malware tool capable of finding and removing malware apps from Mac and Windows computers. It comes in a free version – for home computers, and a professional one – with a 14-day free trial period. Malwarebytes uses exploit mitigation to prevent vulnerable programs from attack. We recommend using this app for keeping your Mac safe from malicious software. If you don’t know how to use it, here you can find more details how to do that: How to Remove Malware from MacOS.

However, many users still want to remove Malwarebytes from their Macs. Some may just need that extra hard-disk space. Others, because they do not use this application and prefer different malware protection tools. If for any reason you want to uninstall Malwarebytes from your Mac here is how to do that.

Note: Uninstalling Malwarebytes from your Mac will remove any malware protection (including the real-time protection). Using a computer without malware protection may lead to unconsciously installing malicious software apps.

Method #1

  1. Launch Malwarebytes.
  2. Click Help on the Malwarebytes top menu.
  3. Choose Uninstall Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  4. Click Yes, on the dialog window that will appear and enter your Apple ID and password when required.
  5. Click OK.

Method #2

If for any reason you cannot uninstall Malwarebytes using the first method check this one.

  1. Click on Finder and choose Applications.
  2. Rightclick on Malwarebytes AntiMalware app and select move it to Trash.
  3. Using your finder navigate to Download, and remove Malwarebytes from there if present.
  4. Now, click Go on the Finder menu, choose Go to folder, and type /Library.
  5. Locate these folders > files:
    • Launch Daemons > com.malwarebytes.Helpertool.plist
    • PrivilegedHelperTools > com.malwarebytes.Helper.Tools
    • Application support > Malwarebytes
    • Caches > com.malwarebytes.antimalware
    • Caches > com.malwarebytes.Malwarebytes-xpc-service
    • Preferences > com.malwarebytes.antimalware.plist
  6. Rightclick on any of these items (inside the folders) and choose Move to Trash.
  7. Once you finish, restart your Mac and empty the trash.

Feel free to drop us a line in the comment section below: Which method do you prefer?

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How to Uninstall Malwarebytes from MacOS

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