Manually Scan with Malwarebytes for Mac v3

Document created by jgolomb Employee on Dec 21, 2018Last modified by jgolomb Employee on Dec 2, 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 Mac scan completes, 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, if any are found. Check the boxes next to each item you want to quarantine or keep on your hard drive.

Image of Scan results in Malwarebytes for Mac.


There are two actions you can take with checked items:

  • Click Cancel to skip further processing of the checked items.
  • Click Confirm to move the checked items to your quarantine.


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