Usage requirements for Malwarebytes for Mac v4

Document created by jgolomb Employee on Oct 14, 2019Last modified by bgoddard on Nov 7, 2019
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This article lists minimum system requirements for Malwarebytes for Mac version 4. These requirements do not factor other functions your device is responsible for.


System requirements

  • Operating System: Minimum macOS 10.11 El Capitan
  • Security & Privacy: Allow apps to be downloaded from the Mac App Store and identified developers (default settings)
  • An active internet connection


Firewall access requirements

If you utilize a firewall, grant access for Malwarebytes for Mac to reach Malwarebytes services. If you can't activate your license key or download protection/database updates in Malwarebytes for Mac, your firewall application may be blocking Malwarebytes connection to our update servers. Make sure the below Web addresses and Malwarebytes processes are not blocked in your applications' firewall:

Web addressPort numberNetwork traffic direction


Malwarebytes processInternal file name
Malwarebytes AgentFrontendAgent
Malwarebytes ProtectionRTProtectionDaemon


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