Screen layout of Malwarebytes for Mac v3

Document created by jgolomb Employee on Aug 6, 2019Last modified by jgolomb Employee on Dec 2, 2019
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The Malwarebytes for Mac program interface is designed around a screen layout which is simplified and uncluttered. We intend to make configuring and using the program easy for you. The example below highlights each section of the screen layout.

Image of Malwarebytes for Mac screen layout wireframe.


Title bar

The buttons displayed here vary depending on if you have activated Malwarebytes Premium, or have the Trial or Free version of the app. The upper-left corner of the app shows the Malwarebytes logo and the version you have.

  • If you have Malwarebytes Premium, you see the following button in the Title bar:
    Image of the My Account button in the Malwarebytes for Mac menu bar.
    If you click the My Account button, the My Account subsection of the program Settings displays. You can see your license key information, version status, and subscription expiration date here.

  • If you have the Malwarebytes Trial or Malwarebytes Free version, you see the following buttons in the Title bar:
    Image of the Activate license button in the Malwarebytes for Mac menu bar.
    If you click the Activate License button, the activation screen opens to allow you to type in your license key and activate Malwarebytes Premium features.
    Image of the Upgrade Now button in the Malwarebytes for Mac menu bar.
    If you click the Upgrade Now button, Malwarebytes displays pricing options for a Malwarebytes Premium subscription. You can place your license key order through this screen.


Menu pane

This section of the screen appears on the left-hand side of the program and displays the main program options you can click:


Status pane

The main section of the screen provides current program status and access to the Scan Now button. The first item displayed in the system status is always the severity level. These symbols inform you if you should take action.

Image of Malwarebytes for Mac severity levels.

  • Green check mark - no problems noted.
  • Yellow exclamation mark - may require your attention before event becomes critical.
  • Red X mark - immediate attention required.


Real-Time Protection pane

This pane shows whether Real-Time Protection is on or off, when the last scan was executed, and the status of your protection database. Real-Time Protection is enabled only for Malwarebytes Premium and Malwarebytes Trial users. For more information, see Malware Protection and App Block features in Malwarebytes Premium for Mac.


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