Scanning your Mac for Viruses

Keep your Mac free of viruses by conducting regular scans by trusted anti-virus protection. This article will walk you through the easy steps to download and use the free version of Malwarebytes.  If you are on a CWU tagged device, do NOT install Malwarebytes.  Please run the Windows Security scan.

How to Download Malwarebytes

Step One: Malwarebytes can be downloaded for free by going to the following site and select “Free Download”:

Step Two: The webpage will automatically download the software on your computer. Click “Continue”

Step Three: Read the Malwarebytes Software License Agreement, then click “Continue”

Step Four: Confirm that you have read and understood the Software License Agreement, click “Agree”

Step Five: Click “Install”

Step Six: Once install is selected, enter administrator credentials to continue

Step Seven: After Malwarebytes has finished installing, click “Close” to exit setup

Step Eight: Malwarebytes will ask where you are installing Malwarebytes, “Personal Computer” or “Work Computer”, select "Personal Computer".  If you are on a CWU tagged device, we recommend calling the Service Desk prior to installing the software at 509-963-2001.

Step Nine: Once Malwarebytes has been downloaded, you can select “Scan”

Step Ten: Quarantine any threats you may find but your scans should come up clean. Send these results to your supervisor weekly.

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