Manually Scan with Malwarebytes on Mac devices

Document created by jgolomb Employee on Dec 21, 2018Last modified by jgolomb Employee on May 17, 2019
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Scanning your computer helps detect and remove malware, viruses, trojans, and other potentially unwanted items. If you have Malwarebytes on a Mac device, we recommend scanning your computer at least once a week, even if you have real-time protection turned on.


Scan with Malwarebytes for Mac

If you have Malwarebytes for Mac, you can run a Threat Scan whenever your computer is turned on. Scheduled scans are not available with Malwarebytes for Mac Free version.


  1. Open Malwarebytes for Mac.

  2. To the left, click Scan.

  3. Click Start Scan.


When Malwarebytes for Windows or Malwarebytes for Mac is finished scanning, the Scan window displays your Scan Results.  From the Scan Results, you can choose which items you want to quarantine or keep on your computer.



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