How to Remove Malwarebytes from Mac Toolbar

To uninstall Malwarebytes for Mac, simply uninstall the program through Mac's Help menu . Open Malwarebytes for Mac. If you have multiple apps open, make sure Malwarebytes is the one selected. At the top of your Mac screen, click Help, then click Uninstall Malwarebytes.

If you have recently uninstalled Malwarebytes from your Mac computer, you may have noticed that the Malwarebytes icon still remains at the top of your toolbar. This is because it runs in the background and needs to be fully removed in order to prevent any potential issues. In this guide, we will go over how to completely uninstall and remove Malwarebytes from your Mac computer.

The first step is to go back to the Malwarebytes website and re-download and reinstall the program. Once you have done that, open Malwarebytes and click on “Malwarebytes” at the top left corner and then click “Quit” to close it.

Next, click on the Finder icon to open it up and then click on “Go” at the top and select “Computer.” From there, click on “Macintosh HD” and then type in “Malwarebytes” in the search box. Click on the plus sign and make sure that the first option is set to “name” and the second option is set to “matches.” Then, type in “Malwarebytes” in the box and click on the plus sign again and select “system files” from the dropdown. Make sure it says “are included” and then select everything that it lists. Drag all of these files to the trash and then empty the trash to fully delete it.

After you have deleted all the files, restart your Mac computer. Once it has restarted, you should notice that the Malwarebytes icon is no longer at the top of your toolbar.

We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to remove Malwarebytes from your Mac toolbar. If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below and we will respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for reading!


How do I get Malwarebytes off my menu bar?
Just click on the Malwarebytes icon in your menu bar and select Settings. In the Settings window select the checkbox "Hide application icon". That will remove the icon from the menu bar but keep MalwareBytes installed for use as needed.
How do I get rid of Malwarebytes icon?
Select "Malwarebytes Safe Browsing Scanner", Under the "Options" section, toggle "Malwarebytes Safe Browsing Scanner shortcut" to OFF.
Why is there a Malwarebytes icon on my desktop?
This feature is designed for the following reasons: For use when you are on the forums and need to provide logs for assistance. For use when you don't need or want to create a ticket with Malwarebytes. For use when you want to perform local troubleshooting on your own.
Should I remove Malwarebytes from my Mac?
You can use MalwareBytes to scan your Mac if you believed you may have been infected with malware or adware, but there is no reason to keep it installed.