How to Uninstall Malwarebytes From Any Computer

Remove this security software from your Mac or PC

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Some users may find the popular Malwarebytes to be too resource-intensive, or they want to go with a competing product after the trial period ends. If you've decided anti-malware isn't for you, learn how to uninstall Malwarebytes from your Mac or Windows computer.

If you're uninstalling Malwarebytes, remember it's important to have some type of antivirus software on your system at all times (even on Macs). If you're in the market for another antivirus program, there are plenty out there for you to consider.

How to Remove Malwarebytes on Mac

Malwarebytes is easy to uninstall on Mac. All you need to do is locate the uninstall feature from the Help menu.

  1. To avoid conflicts, turn off any other antivirus software products running on your system.

  2. Open the Malwarebytes application on your Mac.

  3. In Malwarbytes, click Help > Uninstall Malwarebytes.

    Uninstall Malwarebytes
  4. When prompted to proceed with the uninstall, click Yes. You'll be asked to enter your admin password to proceed with the uninstall.

    Uninstall Malwarebytes prompt
  5. Malwarebytes should now now be removed from your computer. You won't receive any notification of the removal, but you can check your Applications folder to verify the product has been removed.

Even though Malwarebytes has been uninstalled, there may be leftover files on your computer. To rid your system of these files completely, you can use a product like App Cleaner & Uninstaller, which allows you to remove these remains from your system.

How to Remove Malwarebytes on Windows

  1. To avoid conflicts, turn off any other antivirus software products running on your system.

  2. Search for "Control Panel" using the search box, then select Control Panel on the right to open it.

    Windows Control Panel
  3. Select Uninstall a program.

    Windows uninstall a program
  4. In the list of programs, scroll down and double-click Malwarebytes to begin the uninstall.

    Windows list of programs
  5. Select Yes when prompted to uninstall the application.

    Malwarebytes uninstall prompt
  6. Malwarebytes should now be removed from your computer. Reboot your computer to fully complete the uninstall process.

    Successful Malwarebytes uninstall

Even though Malwarebytes has been uninstalled, there may be leftover files or registry keys on your computer. To rid your system of these files completely, you can use the Malwarebytes Clean Uninstall Tool. You can also use third-party software designed for this purpose.

What to Do When Malwarebytes Won't Uninstall

Uninstalling Malwarebyes is generally a straightforward process. If you run into problems, see the troubleshooting list below.

  1. Close any open applications before performing the uninstall process, including any other antivirus products that may be running on your system.

  2. Make sure you're logged in as a user with Admin permissions on the computer you're trying to uninstall Malwarebytes from.

  3. If you continue to run into issues uninstalling Malwarebytes, contact Malwarebytes for help. You can chat with them, or send in a support ticket for assistance.