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  1. Appreciate the informative response(s)! I'm using MWB on my daily Mac, so although I agree MacOS and MWB is 99.99% likely to prevent the installation of malware from an installer, I can't risk trying it just to prove that it works Which leaves me a bit stuck. I've tracked down a number of MWB articles regarding the proper methods of testing it, all of which are beyond the abilities or time of even many enthusiasts. I appreciate that MWB seems to have evolved a newer, more efficient way of monitoring things. But as a representative consumer trying to decide between MWB and the usual competitors, might I suggest that your advertising and documentation explain in more detail when and what to expect should someone download and/or try to install malware? Most of us are likely to just download some test files, try a Scan, and assume it's not working when it doesn't find the installer file itself to be malicious. Would it be fair to say that MWB doesn't really care about the zip, dmg etc. files containing a malware installer - but WOULD quarantine or prevent the creation of malicious files when running such an installer?
  2. I'm a bit confused as to how Real-Time Protection works - at least regarding detecting new malware files? I'm testing a Premium Trial version of MWB on my Mac (using Catalina). To test things, I downloaded the "Bundlore" malware file from the Objective-See malware library and unzipped the Bundlore.dmg file into a folder within my Downloads folder. After doing this, MWB did not show any alerts, nor did a manual scan show any suspicious items. Uploading the file to VirusTotal confirms that it is malware. Would I have to (hypothetically) actually need to open the .dmg file and/or run the installer within it to prompt an alert from MWB? I don't think I understand how or when Real-Time Protection is actually triggered: is it supposed to recognize malware files when they appear (via download, copy from USB, etc.)? Or does it only alert when a malicious process is actually launched and discovered in memory? Why wouldn't a manual scan find a new, malicious file?
  3. Aha! Your mentioning, "launchagent normally activated after you boot..." got me thinking I hadn't restarted my Mac since the initial installation. Sooooo... after restarting, the icon showed up in the Menubar. All is well now Thanks!
  4. Thanks for the clarification! Looks like Setting, General (tab) and turning OFF Usage and Threat Statistics is also a necessary step. Now if I can just get the Application Icon to show up in the Mac's menubar...
  5. Does MWB for Macintosh ever upload user files to MWB's servers for analysis? Or are all scans and analysis performed locally?
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