Malwarebytes – FULL TUTORIAL! BEST Anti-Malware for Mac

Malwarebytes – FULL TUTORIAL! BEST Anti-Malware for Mac

Hey folks. For those of you Mac owners out there, pay
attention. Today we are talking all about malware and
how to protect your Mac so that if you ever do encounter it, you can remove it easily. I’ve got a lot of little tips and tricks to
go over with you today, so let’s get started. Coming up next on Tech Talk America. Usually when I’m doing my remote sessions
with people, if we have extra time, one of the topics I always like to go over is basic
security because there are a lot of different scam artists out there online, and you want
to take the right steps to protect yourself. Thankfully it’s really, really easy. There’s a piece of software that I strongly
recommend to everyone, and there’s a free version, but there’s also a paid version. I’m going to go over the difference between
the two. The name of the software is called Malwarebytes. If you don’t already have it, you’ll find
a link to it down below in the description of the video. The basic difference between the two is if
you ever do get a form of malware, Malwarebytes will remove it. However, the paid version is the one that
will prevent you from getting it in the first place because it has real-time protection. These days I do tend to recommend going with
the paid version if you can, but if you can’t, just get the free version. My point here is just do something. At this point we’re going to switch over to
my Mac behind me. I want to show you a bunch of other little
handy tips and tricks to help keep you safe when you’re online. Alright, folks, welcome to my desktop. When you’re done downloading Malwarebytes
and you open it up, this is what you’re going to see. This is your dashboard. As you can see here, it’s pretty darn straightforward. One thing you might want to consider doing
is just tweaking how often you want your computer to automatically run Malwarebytes as a scan. The default is once an hour. You might not really need to do it that often,
so if you do want to make that kind of a change, just go up here to the top left. Under preferences, you’re going to go to the
third tab that says ‘scheduled scans’, and you can just change this from every one
hour to however often you want. The next thing I want to talk about is what
you need to do if Malwarebytes ever does find malware running on your computer because there
are steps that you may need to take to prevent your computer from becoming immediately re-infected. Let’s say I’m on my computer and after running
Malwarebytes, it tells me that it has found something. What it’s going to do at that point is it’s
going to move that file most likely to the trash. At that point you could empty the trash, but
what you really need to do at that point is restart your computer because there are certain
elements of it that will not clear out until you do so. What I would do if it finds something, restart
your computer then run Malwarebytes again, empty your trash and there’s one last step. There is a very common form of adware that
has the ability to alter your web browser’s home page. Let me give you an example of how this might
look. Right now I’m just going to open up Safari. You can see that in my case here it just opens
up to my favorites. Now, for some of you out there you may have
it go to a web site, but one of the very common forms of adware is it’ll make it go to a website
that looks a little bit like, but it’s not What will happen is Malwarebytes will remove
the adware, but then as soon as you open up your web browser, it goes to that website
and it just re-infects you. As soon as you clear out anything, the first
thing that you are going to want to do is go up here into preferences no matter what
web browser you’re running these days. By the way, I tend to be more of a chrome
fan these days. Go into preferences, and here under ‘general’,
you can see here my homepage is listed as Now, if you go in here and you see that it’s
a bunch of maybe random letters or like the example I just showed you, if it says something
like ‘my search’, really whatever it is, just delete it and replace it with whatever
website you want to appear when you first open your web browser. It could be Google, could be a social media
page, hey, could be, who knows? Then just simply close it by hitting the little
red dot, and that will save it. There’s another very common form of adware,
which is basically referred to as a hijacked web browser. The way that this works is you go to a website. A lot of times these tend to originate from
adult web sites. What happens is it puts your computer into
this loop so that you open up your web browser, and usually the language that you will see
resembles something to the extent of “FBI warning. We’ve detected malicious files on your computer. Pay us this amount of money, blah, blah, blah,
blah, blah. Give us your money.” They change the language all the time, but
in the end they just want your money. If you try to close your web browser, it basically
doesn’t let you. If you try to go to a different website, it
doesn’t let you. Here is how you can resolve that particular
problem. It’s actually very simple. If you ever encounter that, the first thing
you need to do is force quit whatever web browser you’re running. You can either use the Apple icon at the top
left corner, go down to force quit, or if you’re fancy like me you can do command, option
and escape. From there you’re going to pick whichever
is your web browser that is having that problem, and you’re going to hit force quit. Now there is one more step, actually, technically
I guess two steps. From here what you need to do is you need
to hold down the shift key on your keyboard. For those of you who are familiar with safe
mode, that’s the easy way to remember it. It’s basically safe mode for your web browser. When you hold down shift and then launch your
web browser, if you happen to have that problem, it’ll basically undo that little loop and
allow you in. From here you would still want to go back
into preferences and make sure it has not altered at all your home page. Also, I would recommend that you go here into
extensions and just make sure that there’s nothing in here that maybe shouldn’t be here. Keep in mind, if you ever want to take a private
lesson with yours truly, that is something that I enjoy doing, especially in the winter. To find out more information, visit my web
site at, or you’ll find a link down below. Thanks for watching, everyone. This is David A. Cox with Tech Talk America. Class dismissed.


88 thoughts on “Malwarebytes – FULL TUTORIAL! BEST Anti-Malware for Mac”

  • Its crazy how mny people i know who have malware on their mac. Malwarebytes is reputable! Use it! They are worth paying for!!! Be sure to keep it updated! Also, Stay off porn sites and you will be fine!

  • Don't change ur homepage to a site that may get infected. Even banks get infected! If they can get infected. Anyone can. Stick to a blank homepage. Or google…but id stick with blank.

  • I have Malwarebytes since the last time you mentioned it & have had no problems. However, I have 2 different ones inc the regular one you showed & one called Malwarebytes Anti Malware? I'm not sure why this is & would appreciate any suggestions etc, cheers!

  • I like your videos. They are so helpful. Do you have one on how to save or convert a Twitter video to a regular video? I was sent a video of my grandson tackling the quarterback saving the game and want to send to some folks that dont do Twitter. Thanks for your help.

  • I don't know how it happened, I didn't download it but I got this program called Youfourth that I can't get rid of. Hope this helps.

  • Good information! I switched to a Mac a few months ago and your videoes helped me out a lot and I do appreciate all the information you post!!!

  • Why can't I get Malewarebytes from the Apple App Store? I followed the advice on this video and it worked beautifully with a piece of browser malware that showed up an hour after I saw your video

  • I use the free version and it works great however I continue to get a popup asking me if I want to upgrade to the paid version. Is there a way to prevent that popup? Thanks for the video, nice to have someone you can trust to guard my Mac.

  • David. Hi noticed you have a lot of icons in your bottom of your tray but yet your screen is clear of all those items. How do you do that?

  • Techtalkamerica my go to for classes that keep my apple safe and makes apple computing easy to use and understand. Thank you David.

  • It’s an affiliate link which means makes money every time someone clicks the link. He did not disclose this which I find so sketchy. For that reason I have unsubscribed, so disappointed.

  • I notice u don't use the app disconnect* anymore? do u still recommend? it because my safari just killed the extension because it's not from the App Store.

  • Ronald Guraliuck says:

    I found your links misleading there is no free version you only get trial for 30 days
    ? Really? Come on free is free not to purchase a so called free version

    Ron G

  • Malwarebytes does some pretty deep file installation. I was troubleshooting restarting problems with my MBP and it was quite hard to remove.

  • My mac got infected with a app called Mackeeper.I immediately unistalled it but it didn't work.So i went to an old video of yours and you suggested this app. It really worked for me and everything got fine just after the first scan.Big Thanks to you david.I became a huge fan of yours.Love from india.

  • I went to the URL you have posted. Went to purchase it for two years and put in zip code, and came back does not match listed zip code. but there was no box to select for state. Not able to purchase it. Also went to web site with no discount and same result. THX

  • I am a new MAC user, using ESET smart security now, wanna to know if I install Malwarebytes to get a realtime protection, do I need to unistall ESET? What is the consequence f I don't remove ESET

  • Most of these worked. You need to add a little more because in my area of general search engine the virus unhighlighted so I could not change. I had to go further to gain back control. Virus happened from using my kids School Collaboration through Black Board😡

  • Hi David, thanks ever so much for the information that you are proving us in regards to the apple software. Would you kindly tell us how to use the Screen Time/Downtime on IOS 12 please. Thank you

  • your eyes are like virtual…but you are super awesome guy for Mac users like me…love your videos and I recommend your videos to my friends..

  • I am totally "Apple", but I do run Parallels. Would I need to get Malwarebytes for the Parallel side where I run Windows 7?

  • Ravenclaw Avenger says:

    One time I had this sort of window appear on a Windows computer. I shut down immediately and it was gone when I rebooted.

  • HI David, Great video as always. I've been a subscriber of this channel since pretty much the start. Always great advice. I have a quick question, I recently had my FB messenger account hacked in to. The hacker sent a message to all my friends requesting bank details.. bla bla bla. I already have Malware bytes, and wondered how this could have happened. I'm guessing this is a FB account issue rather than a MAC issue. I'm just slightly worried my MAC may have something (bug) on it that aloud this hack to happen. Many thanks in advance for any advise. Keep up the great work. Andy

  • Informative, regarding forced quit. But you didn't mention that earlier version of the Mac (system 10.6.8 for example) will not work with Malwarebytes.

  • I think I followed your instructions correctly but I'm disappointed. My Chrome homepage now says "Smart Search" and it's NOT what I used to have. The Search Engine Setting is "Google". I DO have Malwarebytes and I pay for the PREMIUM version. I really would like help with this.

  • Tried to purchase Malware but did not work. Purchased then had trouble with process. After awhile I finally got it and was told to hit button to start protection. When I hit button I got pop up telling me I had to first purchase product. Called credit card co. and the purchase had already gone thru. Made a grievance with credit co. and emailed Malware 3 times. They have no support to contact. Tried their chat rm. no one was there. After 3-4 days and no response from Malware I called credit card co. again. Credit card co. gave me a number for the Mal co.. I called Mal co. and finally got my money returned. Malwarebytes was a difficult co. to deal with no help, support or communication. First time I ever had a problem with one of your endorsements.

  • I purchased the paid Malwarebytes version but when I click on the activate protection. It tells me to open privacy settings then click the lock to make changes then click allow. Nothing happens when I click the lock or click allow so I don't know if I'm protected.

  • I've done this and now Malwarebytes does not detect any new threats, but Tapufind still shows up in my safari extensions and I can not delete it. Any ideas?

  • Thanks so much for your videos I really appreciate them a lot since I’m new with iMac.
    I have two questions for you and the first is when you are about to run either clean my iMac X or malware bytes as administratoria the iMac do you have run each of this programs on each account created on the iMac or just on the administrator account to clean the whole computer. Question number two is since I’m new using iMac do you need or not need to run an antivirus on iMacs like you do on windows? Can you please tell me I will appreciate so much since i don’t want my brand new iMac to get ruin by any malware or virus. Thanks so much

  • I use Webroot Secure Anywhere and have been purchasing this anti virus software for years and have had no issues. Do you recommend still getting MalwareBytes or can I safely continue using Webroot.

    I have had no issues with Webroot and when it has detected anything, to include unsafe websites, I I can quarantine and remove it. I have had no issues with it.

    What are my options with this new predicament David?


  • Thanks for this helpful video. One thing i did as you told download the maleware bytes program ran it restarted it, emptied the trash, went to chrome and set my browser homepage to google and after that the, "mysearch" browser keeps popping up. Any idea?

  • My experience with Malwarebytes: Been using it for about seven or so years. First 5 on Windows XP/7. Then started with premium Mac version when the original Mac malware app was purchased by Malwarebytes. I've had no issues either with buying, installing or running the app. And it is the least processor-intensive security app I've seen. Obviously, others' results may vary. In use the only thing I've seen it do (I'm pretty boring surfer) is lock down an infected site that Safari or Chrome missed. But again, I'm pretty safe web user. When I need to go 'out' in the net, I generally run Opera or FIrefox in VPN. I don't general surf with Safari since you can't really delete it from the Mac. (Meaning if it gets infected it's probably harder to clean out. 3rd party browsers can just be deleted and reinstalled).

  • What happens when you no longer have your dock icons? I need help! I have to go to spotlight to get my applications now! It comes back after I restart but then it's gone!

  • Been a Mac guy for 15 years but just moved to a New iMac from a 10 year old iMac, this session was very helpful in catching up. Thanks.

  • Michelle Espinoza says:

    My chrome on Mac kept on redirecting to bing(ugh) and the words “hijacked browser” seemed so intimidating. I kept on looking for solutions everywhere until I finally stumbled upon this video! Thanks so much for your clear cut and to the point knowledge!😄😄 It cleaned my Mac desktop up! 🎉

  • Nicholas Serapiglia says:

    HOW DO I UNINSTALL MALWAREBYTES????? Every time I want to open it, it says that there is no application set to open the url Malwarebytes….

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