Welcome to this tutorial on how to remove Malwarebytes from your Mac. Whether you want to uninstall it due to compatibility issues or simply because you no longer need it, this guide will walk you through the process step by step.
Method 1: Uninstalling Malwarebytes Using the Application
If you installed Malwarebytes using the official installer, you can easily uninstall it through the application itself. Here’s how:
- Open Malwarebytes: Locate and open the Malwarebytes application on your Mac.
- Access Preferences: Click on the “Malwarebytes” menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “Preferences”.
- Select Uninstall: In the Preferences window, click on the “Uninstall” tab.
- Confirm Uninstallation: Click on the “Uninstall” button and confirm your decision when prompted.
Note: It’s important to restart your Mac after completing these steps to ensure that all components of Malwarebytes are completely removed from your system.
Method 2: Manual Removal of Malwarebytes Files
If you encounter any issues with Method 1 or if you installed Malwarebytes without using an installer, you can manually remove its files. Follow these steps:
- Quit Malwarebytes: If the application is running, make sure to quit it before proceeding with manual removal.
- Delete Application Files: Open Finder and navigate to the “/Applications” folder. Locate the “Malwarebytes.app” file and drag it to Trash.
- Delete Support Files: In Finder, click on the “Go” menu in the top menu bar and select “Go to Folder”.
Type “~/Library” and click “Go”. Look for any folders named “Malwarebytes” or “com.malwarebytes” and drag them to Trash.
- Delete Launch Agents and Daemons: In Finder, access the “/Library/LaunchAgents” and “/Library/LaunchDaemons” folders. Look for any files starting with “com.malwarebytes” and move them to Trash.
- Empty Trash: Finally, right-click on the Trash icon in your dock and select “Empty Trash” to completely remove all Malwarebytes files from your Mac.
Remember to restart your Mac after completing these steps to ensure a clean removal of Malwarebytes.
Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to remove Malwarebytes from your Mac.
Whether you used Method 1 or Method 2, following these steps will ensure that all traces of Malwarebytes are completely removed from your system. Now you can proceed with installing an alternative antivirus solution or simply enjoy a malware-free Mac experience.
If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to Malwarebytes support or consult their official documentation for more information.