Asya Karapetyan
Content marketer, who specializes in Mac how-to guides
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The question of whether or not Mac users need antivirus programs is quite ambivalent. On the one hand, additional protection for Mac security is not bad. On the other, antivirus programs are usually heavy programs and may make your Mac run slower. In case you face such a problem, we recommend that you uninstall the antivirus app on your Mac. In our previous articles, we have already told you how to uninstall antiviruses completely. In this article, we will share 2 ways of how to remove Malwarebytes on a Mac.


  1. Uninstall Malwarebytes manually.
  2. Uninstall Malwarebytes using App Cleaner & Uninstaller.

Uninstall Malwarebytes manually

If you have Malwarebytes 3.1 or later, the uninstalling process is not difficult; but it has some disadvantages we will tell you about later in this article. Here are several steps you need to follow to uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac:

  1. Open the Malwarebytes window.
  2. Go to the Menu and click Help → Uninstall Malwarebytes.
  3. Uninstall Malwarebytes command selected in menubar

  4. In the window that appears, click Yes to confirm the removal.
  5. Uninstall Malwarebytes command selected in menubar

  6. Enter your admin password to allow the uninstalling process to start.

Entry password window to remove program

In a few seconds, the Malwarebytes cleaner will uninstall itself from your Mac.

At first glance, it seems easy. But we decided to check whether all the Malwarebytes files were removed completely. To find Malwarebytes files, we used a free app Funter, which allows you to find system hidden files on Mac.

On the screenshot below you can see, that Malwarebytes left some files related to the app. They are scattered in a different system folder. Luckily, you can remove them using Funter.

Malwarebytes search results in Funter

Thus, the Malwarebytes uninstaller doesn’t remove the app completely. That’s why we recommend that you use a special software tool App Cleaner & Uninstaller, which finds all the service files and removes the apps completely.

How to delete Malwarebytes from Mac using
App Cleaner & Uninstaller

App Cleaner & Uninstaller is a special program to uninstall applications completely and safely. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
  2. App Cleaner & Uninstaller Overview window

  3. Find and select Malwarebytes from the list of apps in the left section.
  4. Click the Remove button.
  5. Malwarebytes application selected for removal in App Cleaner & Uninstaller

  6. Confirm the removal of Malwarebytes. Here on the screenshot, you can see that App Cleaner & Uninstaller removes apps with all their service files and doesn’t leave remains.
  7. App Cleaner & Uninstaller confirmation window to remove Malwarebytes

Also, if you have already deleted Malwarebytes using the first way, you can easily find its leftovers with App Cleaner & Uninstaller. Just switch to the Remaining Files section and you will find the leftovers of Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes search results in Funter

Video Guide: How to remove unneeded application on Mac


You can use any way convenient to you to uninstall Malwarebytes. Just remember that it is important to find and delete all its leftovers that clog your hard drive and may cause various issues in your system.

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