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How to Uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac

Updated on Friday, June 14, 2024

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Summary: This post provides 4 ways to uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac. Read this post to learn how to delete Malwarebytes from Mac and its associated files. Among them, iBoysoft MagicMenu is highly recommended, it enables you to completely remove the app and its leftovers with ease.

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Malwarebytes is an anti-malware program designed for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS, many users installed this app to safeguard Macs against malware and viruses. However, you may want to uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac as it occasionally may slow down your MacBook by using up excessive resources, or, you consider changing antivirus. 

This post will guide you to remove Malwarebytes from Mac, not only the application but also the associated files so that it avoids potential problems caused by incomplete installation and releases disk space on your Macintosh HD. There are 4 Malwarebytes removal tools you can choose from.

How to uninstall Malwarebytes on MacDifficulty levelAutomatically remove leftovers or not
Use iBoysoft MagicMenuLow - Right-click and choose UninstallYes
Utilize the app menu barLow - Click Help on the menu bar and select Uninstall MalwarebytesNo
Download the Malwarebytes uninstaller scriptMedium - Download the uninstaller script from Malwarebytes website and install it to remove the appNo
Apply FinderLow - Right-click Malwarebytes in Finder > Applications and choose Move to Trash.No

How to uninstall Malwarebytes with iBoysoft MagicMenu

If you want to quickly and easily uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac, the best way is to use a third-party uninstaller for Mac, it could delete the application and the relevant files on your Mac at once, it is time- and effort-saving compared with manually removing Malwarebytes on Mac.

Right-click uninstaller iBoysoft MagicMenu is a good choice. With it, you can simply uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac from the enhanced right-click menu via the Uninstall option. It automatically scans your Mac for all the components of the app, and then you can thoroughly delete the app and its associated files with one click, you don't need to manually find its leftovers folder by folder in Finder.

Here's how to uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac completely:

Step 1. Download and install iBoysoft MagicMenu on your Mac.

Step 2. Launch iBoysoft MagicMenu and go to the Extension section.

Step 3. Download the "Uninstall App" extension under Utility.

Step 4. Open Finder and click Applications from the sidebar, find Malwarebytes, right-click it, and choose Uninstall from the context menu.

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Step 5. Wait for it to scan, then click the Uninstall button.

In addition to uninstalling unwanted apps on Mac, iBoysoft MagicMenu enables you to create new files, compress files, find duplicate items, convert image formats, etc., from the right-click menu with ease. Download this powerful tool on your Mac to have a try!

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How to uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac via the app menu bar

Some third-party software comes with an Uninstall option, Malwarebytes also enables you to uninstall this app within the application. It is pretty easy:

  1. Open the Malwarebytes on Mac first. 
  2. Click Help from the app menu bar.
  3. Choose Uninstall Malwarebytes from the drop-down menu.uninstall malwarebytes app menu bar
  4. Click Yes to confirm the uninstallation.
  5. Enter your admin password and click OK to start the process.

Although it is easy to uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac with the program menu bar, it doesn't remove the app completely, some remaining files are left on your Mac such as caches and preference files, then you have to manually find these leftovers on Mac to permanently delete them. 

You can go to the following locations and remove the files associated with Malwarebytes.

  • ~/Library/
  • ~/Library/Caches/
  • /Library/Caches
  • ~/Library/Preferences/
  • ~/Library/Application Support/
  • ~/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter/
  • ~/Library/Saved Application State/

If you didn't use a third-party uninstaller such as iBoysoft MagicMenu to remove apps on Mac and don't want to manually find the remaining files to delete, you can try another Mac cleaner provided by iBoysoft - iBoysoft DiskGeeker. The Clean Junk feature can search for unnecessary files and enables you to remove app leftovers on Mac together.

How to delete Malwarebytes on Mac with its uninstaller script

In addition to uninstalling Malwarebytes with its app menu bar, it also provides its own native uninstall tool, you need to download the Malwarebytes uninstaller script first. If you have multiple Malwarebytes products installed on your Mac, you can remove them all at once using this method.

  1. Download the Mac uninstall script from the Malwarebytes official site.
  2. Unzip the archive in Downloads and double-click it to run.
  3. Click Open, then click Yes/OK to proceed.  
  4. Enter your password for confirmation.
  5. When it completes, it says the uninstallation is complete.
  6. Click No when it asks whether you want to reinstall the app. 

Similarly, you can manually check and delete the remaining files on your Mac or use the Mac cleaner iBoysoft DiskGeerker.

How to remove Malwarebytes on Mac with Finder

With some macOS built-in tools, you can also uninstall programs on Mac. However, all these methods won't automatically remove the app-relevant files from your Mac, therefore, you have to make extra effort to find those leftovers on your Mac to completely delete them, of course, you can use a Mac cleaner to simplify the task.

Steps to remove Malwarebytes on Mac in Finder:

  1. Open Finder and go to the Applications folder.
  2. Right-click Malwarebytes, and choose Move to Trash. uninstall aoo move to trash
  3. Enter your password and click OK.
  4. Empty the Trash can.

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