Check the Real-Time Protection status on Mac device

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Real-Time Protection is a Premium feature available in Malwarebytes on Mac and other home devices. Depending on your operating system, Real-Time Protection can block malware, exploits, ransomware, or malicious websites. To confirm Real-Time Protection is on or off, open the Malwarebytes application and view your Dashboard or refer to the instructions below.

Check Real-Time Protection in Malwarebytes on Mac

Mac computers receive real-time malware protection from Malwarebytes Premium.


  1. Open Malwarebytes.

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

  3. To the right of the Dashboard, look under Real-Time Protection to confirm Malware protection and App Block are On or Off.
    Image of the Malwarebytes for Mac Real-Time Protection section.


Real-Time Protection is more effective with all protection layers turned on. If any Real-Time Protection layers are turned off, we recommend turning them on as soon as possible. For help protecting your devices, refer to the article Enable or disable Real-Time Protection on Mac device.


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