malwarebytes

These are the instructions for installing Malwarebytes on college-owned Mac computers.

Other instructions available include those for Windows and for personally-owned Mac computers.

To install Malwarebytes for Mac on a college-owned computer:

  1. Get the installer and license
    1. The installer and license are restricted to faculty and staff for college-owned computers, so your computer needs to be on Wellesley Secure Wifi or using an ethernet cable on campus; off campus, you'll need to use the VPN.
    2. In the Finder, use the Go menu and select Connect to Server....
    3. Enter the server information smb://academicstore/software, click Connect
    4. Connect As: Registered User
    5. Name and Password: enter your Wellesley username and password, click Connect
      Problems connecting? Try academicstore.wellesley.edu instead of just academicstore, or try wellesley\username instead of just username
    6. Double-click on facstaff, then on for your college-owned computer, then Malwarebytes
    7. Drag the Mac folder to your desktop
    8. Wait for the folder to finish copying
  2. Install the software
    1. Double-click on the Mac folder you copied to your desktop
    2. Double-click on the Malwarebytes Breach Remediation installer
    3. Follow the instructions on the screen to drag Malwarebytes Breach Remediation into the Applications folder
    4. Close the Malwarebytes Breach Remediation folder
    5. Double-click on the license.txt file
    6. Select the license code and copy it
    7. Launch Malwarebytes Breach Remediation from your Mac's Applications
    8. If prompted about whether you're sure you want to run this application, say that you are
    9. If prompted for a username and password, put in the account information for an administrator on your Mac (likely what you use to log in to the computer)
    10. Paste in the license key you copied above when prompted for it
  3. Scan your computer: click on the Scan icon
  4. After making sure Malwarebytes is working properly, eject the Malwarebytes Breach Remediation installer and drag the Mac folder to the trash.