For those who have downloaded Malwarebytes and do not know how to find this program on your computer, you can locate it in the Downloads folder. In most cases, the downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder.
After you have found the Malwarebytes file called Mbsetup.exe file in the Downloads folder, it is time for you to install it for Windows to start using it on your Windows computer. Here are the instructions to guide you through the installation process.
Once you have downloaded the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows, find the setup file that was downloaded, Mbsetup.exe in the Downloads folder. Once you found it, double click the setup file. You will have to click Yes when User Account Control appears. Keep in mind that User Account Controls requires permission to install Malwarebytes for Windows. Then, you will be asked what kind of computer you are installing Malwarebytes on. This step determines the types of Malwarebytes product notifications you will get periodically. Feel free to click either Personal Computer or Work Computer. If you want to install Malwarebytes for Windows and agree to the End User License Agreement, please click Agree and Install. You are able to choose a different install location by clicking Advanced Options. When the installation of the Malwarebytes for Windows is done, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen. You will have to click the Get Started button to get started. On the next stage, you will be asked whether you would like to use either the Malwarebytes Free version or the Malwarebytes Premium version. Here are some buttons that you can choose from:
- Buy Now: Purchase a subscription with Malwarebytes Premium and get all the protection features.
- Active License: This one is to put a license key that can activate a Malwarebytes Premium subscription.
- Maybe Later: You can use the Malwarebytes Free version. This one only removes the existing infections and does not have proactive protection. You can add your email address to the mailing list in order to get news, safety tips as well as some exclusive offers and click Open Malwarebytes Free.
Once you have decided to activate a Malwarebytes Premium subscription, you can activate a 14-day trial, or use the Malwarebytes Free version, where you are directed to the main Dashboard of the program. In the end, the Malwarebytes will be successfully installed on your Windows device.
If you want to find the Malwarebytes program to remove them from your computer, you have some methods that you can select.
Removing Malwarebytes using the Control Panel on Windows
For those who do not want to run the extra tool to uninstall Malwarebytes completely, you can remove the Malwarebytes using the Windows Control Panel. To do so, the first thing that should be done is to use the Windows R to open the run box on the system. Then, type appwiz.cpl and press the Enter key to open the Programs and Features Control Panel applet. On the next step, find Malwarebytes software in the list of the installed programs. The list is sorted alphabetically, but you are able to change the sort order with a click on a column title if you want. Afterward, right click on the Malwarebytes entry and choose uninstall. Finally, you can proceed as instructed by the uninstaller and restart the computer to complete the whole process. To scan the leftovers after the removal, you may want to use the third-party uninstallation programs such as Geek Uninstaller or Revo Uninstaller.
Removing Malwarebytes on Mac devices
There are two options of getting rid of Malwarebytes from Mac devices, one is for Mac 3.1 or later and another is for Mac 3.0 or earlier. For those who use Mac 3.1 or later, first of all, you will have to open Malwarebytes for Mac on the Macintosh computer. Next, pick Help from the menu bar and then Uninstall Malwarebytes. Please select yes when the prompt This will completely remove the Malwarebytes software. Are you sure you wish to proceed is launched. The last thing that should be done is to enter your password and click on OK. For your information, the removal requires the admin rights.
If you use the 3.0 or earlier, the steps are different. You will have to download the Malwarebytes for Mac uninstaller. After downloading, double click on the file Remove Malwarebytes.pkg. Lastly, please follow the steps to uninstall the Malwarebytes for Mac.
Aside from these methods above, you may also want to consider the tool named Malwarebytes Clean Uninstall Tool. Malwarebytes Clean Uninstall Tool is known as one tool with the aim to remove the Malwarebytes software from a Windows PC. This program offers a built-in Windows tool that can remove every installed program on your device completely. You may end up with the leftover files or Registry keys if you use the “uninstall a program” option or the Apps menu on Windows 10 to remove the programs. It is really good, to the point it can remove all traces of Malwarebytes software with just a couple of clicks. If you want to use it, firstly, download the program from the support website of Malwarebytes. You will need to run mb_clean.exe after the download. On the next step, press on yes on the first prompt the program shows up after the launch. Remember to confirm that you agree to the terms and conditions of the Malwarebytes EULA. Malwarebytes Clean Uninstall Tool will remove files, folders and Registry keys, as well as prompting you to reboot the system after the cleanup operation. Feel free to choose whether you want to postpone the reboot or do it right away. The file mb-clean-results.txt will be located by the application to the desktop. It is a log that lists the history of actions taken by the tool. If you want, you can go through the log as it highlights the issues, for example, if a folder, a file, or Registry key could not be deleted.