Deactivate Malwarebytes on Android as a device administrator

Document created by parche Employee on Aug 17, 2017Last modified by jgolomb on Nov 12, 2018
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Device administrator is a feature that grants Malwarebytes privileges at the operating system level of Android and Chrome OS devices. We only recommend deactivating Malwarebytes as a device administrator if you need to uninstall the application. Device administrator allows Malwarebytes to perform features, such as ransomware protection on Android and Chrome OS devices.


The following instructions are performed on an Android device, but also work on Chromebooks with Google Play  app support.


Disable Device Administrator on an Android device

  1. Open Malwarebytes.

  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.


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