Free Mac scanner - Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac

The American company Malwarebytes, which develops software for personal computer and company security, has announced the release of a "new" Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac (MBAM-Mac) tool designed to fight malicious applications, programs displaying advertisements and PUPs.

After many years of work, the tool was finally made available. Since 2008, the designated team has been working on a suitable solution that could effectively remove malicious and malicious software in Mac OS X, but the work on the project was discontinued. Only a few months ago, after asking users, the management of Malwarebytes decided to purchase AdwareMedic - an application created to uninstall various types of adware and other suspicious files.

The owner of AdwareMedic became the person responsible for the development of the program. Thomas Reed as Director of Mac Offering along with a group of malware analysts will continue to deal with the threats to the Mac under the Malwarebytes banner.

According to OPSWAT report from June 2015, only half of Mac users equipped their equipment with antivirus protection, which usually did not detect adware. In recent years, the development of new advertising applications has become so scourge that adware, which can change the main pages of search engines, install toolbars and inject pop-up advertising offers must already be treated equally with malware.

"Previously, it was widely believed that Mac users are immune to spyware and malware, but this view is no longer valid." Cybercriminals now create more complex Trojans and adware for the Mac "- Marcin Kleczyński, CEO of Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac is not an antivirus, but only a free scanner designed to detect and remove viruses and advertising applications. The producer also announced that he is already working on a business equivalent.

MBAM-Mac is available for download on the manufacturer's website:

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