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How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 05, 2018 06:59PM
We still have one PC in the house, so I decided to get a package from TrendMicro for a 5-unit AV Security package for $40 (one year), including Macs and mobile units. But TM AV won't install on my iMac with Malwarebytes present. I've tried the Uninstall option under MWB Help multiple times, using Spotlight to open MWB (no longer present in Applications), but TM's installer still says it can't install because MWB is still there.

How do I get it off. Yes, I've emptied Trash many times, and restarted as well.

/Mr Lynn



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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 05, 2018 07:19PM
Trend Micro is sooo bad.

How bad is it?

It's so bad that McAfee secretly promotes it to hide their own shame.

It's so bad that Webroot looks almost usable by comparison.

It's so bad that PC users recommend it to Mac users so that Mac users can share the same hell with them.

It's so bad that it has been banned from the App Store.

I guess if you really wanna replace a middling antimalware product with cr@pware and the Uninstall option hasn't cleaned off all of the support files that the cr@pware uses to figure out which competitor's software is making it look like the cr@pware it is, you can use EasyFind to search for "malwarebytes" on your drive (including invisible files and folders), send the files that you find to the trash and reboot.



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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: December 05, 2018 07:23PM
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: space-time
Date: December 05, 2018 07:32PM
wow Doc, I had no idea it can be so bad. Thanks for enlightening.
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: billb
Date: December 05, 2018 07:41PM
Malwarebytes dmg might still in your downloads folder.



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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 05, 2018 07:49PM
Sarcany: Really that bad? I used their business product, Worry-Free, on five installations for some years with no problems—and no infections, either.

Maybe I can cancel the order. Paid for it with PayPal. . .

/Mr Lynn
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: December 05, 2018 08:27PM
I would not install that AV software on a Mac.



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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 05, 2018 10:03PM
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ka jowct
I would not install that AV software on a Mac.

OK, I'm convinced. I cancelled the order and requested a refund. I'll reinstall Malwarebytes (which apparently I never 'uninstalled').

What do you all recommend for the PC AV? Won't be used for anything important, but will be on the Internet.

/Mr Lynn



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/05/2018 10:04PM by mrlynn.
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: Sam3
Date: December 06, 2018 05:05AM
We use Symantec Enterprise Edition at work, but it tends to be a resource hog. At the camp where I volunteer, we use Bitdefender, it seems to work quite well.
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 06, 2018 07:04AM
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mrlynn
Sarcany: Really that bad?

Not so bad as McAfee. (But then, McAfee seems to be actively working to make the worst antivirus products ever. They've probably got Guinness on autodial waiting for a world record category for hosed computers.)

...But it's costly, produces false alerts, misses most adware/malware while it consumes system resources, and along with Kaspersky for Mac has a history of causing crashes and panics when the OS is upgraded if you don't know to uninstall it first.

Mind you, I can only speak to my experiences with the Mac product. It might be good on the PC side.



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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: December 06, 2018 11:59AM
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mrlynn


What do you all recommend for the PC AV? Won't be used for anything important, but will be on the Internet.

/Mr Lynn

I use Malwarebytes on our PC's here at work and on my Windows Parallels VM's on my Macs, works better than most of the other AV/malware programs I've tried.
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 06, 2018 06:32PM
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Golfer
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mrlynn


What do you all recommend for the PC AV? Won't be used for anything important, but will be on the Internet.

/Mr Lynn

I use Malwarebytes on our PC's here at work and on my Windows Parallels VM's on my Macs, works better than most of the other AV/malware programs I've tried.

Oh, good. I didn't know it was available for PCs, too.

/Mr Lynn
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 07, 2018 06:20AM
One more question. . .

Re Malwarebytes, is the free version enough, or does one need the 'Premium' (annual fee) version for good protection?

/Mr Lynn
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: December 07, 2018 08:56AM
On a Windows machine I use the Premium version to stop malware before it installs itself since it's more susceptible to these, on my Mac I use the free version.
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: December 07, 2018 09:05AM
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Golfer
On a Windows machine I use the Premium version to stop malware before it installs itself since it's more susceptible to these, on my Mac I use the free version.

Thanks. Do you know if the free version updates itself with the latest virus etc. definitions?

/Mr Lynn
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Re: How Do I Get Malwarebytes Off My iMac?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: December 07, 2018 06:46PM
yep, gets all the updates.
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