Malwarebytes introduces malware/adware protection utility for macOS

Malwarebytes has released Malwarebytes for Mac, featuring real-time protection to automatically block and remove cyber threats, including malware, adware and potentially unwanted programs.

According to data collected by Malwarebytes, Mac users saw more malware in the second quarter (April to June) than they had seen in all of 2016. In fact, more new malware families have appeared this year than in any other previous year in Mac history, says CEO Marcin Kleczynski. He adds that Malwarebytes for Mac features several distinct benefits and features for users to protect against this increasingly dangerous Mac threat landscape, including:

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  • A real-time anti-malware protection scanner: Malwarebytes for Mac provides ultra-fast proactive scanning for malware and spyware in real-time, in addition to flagging potentially unwanted programs and adware.
  • Antivirus replacement or complement: Malwarebytes for Mac completely replaces existing antivirus solutions or can run alongside any antivirus program.
  • A small system footprint: Malwarebytes for Mac utilizes minimal system resources to ensure that Macs run smoothly. 

A demo of Malwarebytes for Mac is available for download. Registration is based on an annual subscription starting at $39.99 per year.