Enable or disable Real-Time Protection on Mac device

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If you have the Premium version of Malwarebytes for Mac, you can turn Real-Time Protection on or off. You may find it helpful to turn off protection if you are experiencing an issue using another application or file on your device. If you turn off any Real-Time Protection modules, we recommend turning them back on to enhance your protection.


To turn Malwarebyte's Real-Time Protection on or off, refer to the instructions provided below.


Enable or disable Real-Time Protection for Malwarebytes Premium on Mac

  1. Open Malwarebytes Premium.

  2. Click Dashboard.
    Image of Malwarebytes for Mac Dashboard.

  3. Under Real-Time Protection, next to Malware protection, click On to turn protection Off, or click Off to turn protection On.
    Image of Malware bytes for Mac Malware protection toggle.

  4. Under Real-Time Protection, next to App Block, click On to turn protection Off, or click Off to turn protection On.
    Image of Malwarebytes for Mac App Block toggle.

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