Deactivate Malwarebytes for Android as a device administrator

Document created by parche Employee on Aug 17, 2017Last modified by jyamada on Jul 20, 2018
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Device administrator is an Android feature that grants Malwarebytes for Android privileges at the operating system level.  We only recommend deactivating Malwarebytes for Android as a device administrator if you need to uninstall the app.  Device administrator allows Malwarebytes for Android to perform features, such as ransomware protection.


  1. Open Malwarebytes for Android.

  2. Tap the Menu icon.

  3. Tap Settings.

  4. Tap Other.

  5. Tap Device Administrator to uncheck and deactivate the setting.


After Malwarebytes for Android is deactivated as a device administrator, you can Uninstall Malwarebytes for Android.