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Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware For Mac?

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Is Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware Beta 9 compatible with Mac? I see that the download is a .exe file only. I could run this .exe file with Wine Bottler which runs .exe files on Mac but I am not sure if this will work, since it installs a service.

Also what is the best FREE Malwarebytes anti-malware solution for Mac? I have noticed that the first Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac was not a right-click scanner but rather a scanner that scanned for known threats instead of being told to do a custom scan. Is the new Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 3.0 a good solution for a right click scanner? I already have Mcafee for real-time scanning on the Mac and I was wondering if there is a FREE Anti-Ransomware solution available.

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Although it might be possible to run Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware using Wine Bottler, I don't know that it would be of any use as it's probably targeted at Windows threats and may not be effective in a Mac environment. Somebody from Malwarebytes will have to answer that part.

Malwarebytes for Mac 3.0 scanner works exactly the same way as it did before, so right-click scanning is still not possible. The main advantage is it's premium option to scan files in real-time, as they arrive on your computer, but I don't recommend you use both that and McAfee at the same time as they will fight over scanning all the same files.

I believe both the old and new versions of Malwarebytes will detect all forms of currently known Mac ransomware. 

Not sure how Malwarebytes feels about recommending other solutions here, but the only other free Anti-Ransomware solution that I'm aware of right now is RansomWhere? from Objective-See. It will warn you any time a process is trying to encrypt (or decrypt) a file so you can stop it.

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As both you and Al suspected, there really wouldn't be any point to running Anti-Ransomware on a Mac using Wine Bottler.

We're considering creating something similar for Mac, but the current need for such software on Macs is fairly minimal. That could change at any time, of course. In the meantime, be sure to keep your data thoroughly backed up, and make sure that at least some of your backups are stored on media that are not left connected to your computer 24/7.

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