Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac (formerly AdwareMedic) quickly scans your Mac for malware and adware and then lets you remove it with just a few clicks. Additionally, the app offers a wealth of information about how to proceed if you continue to have issues after removing malware and adware.
Compact and efficient: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac takes up little space on your computer. In fact, all it downloads is a text document with updated malware and adware definitions, so it can identify all unwanted items on your computer. Scans are completed quickly, and you can delete items right from the list of results, making the process of removing malware and adware from your Mac quick and easy.
Good resources: In addition to removing malware and adware, the app includes a handy set of resources for helping you deal with related issues you may encounter. These resources include helpful tips and links to more in-depth information in case you continue to have issues. Through the software, you can contact the company's support team and send a system snapshot if you are experiencing malware or adware issues not found by the software.
Basic functionality: This app removes only independent software specifically identified as malware or adware. It can't help you reset your browser settings if adware has changed them, and it can't remove other unwanted programs that may have been installed without your knowledge along with the adware. While the accompanying resources do include information about this, it would be nice if a bit more functionality was included. The scanning process is manual, with no way to schedule scans.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac is a free utility that will eliminate malware and adware from your Mac quickly and efficiently. It's not the most powerful or versatile program (it's a rebranded version of AdwareMedic, not a Mac version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Windows), but if malware or adware is your problem, this is a good solution. Its streamlined process makes it accessible for users of all experience levels, and the additional information provided is a nice touch.
Note: This review was updated to reflect a change in the product name from AdwareMedic to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac.