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The instructions for giving Malwarebytes "full disk access" on a Mac are missing the final, vital step, to wit, lock the settings again! You're telling people to turn off this protection, and then leave it turned off.

https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038520494

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That's not actually correct. Unlocking a pane in System Preferences is purely temporary. Try it for yourself... unlock a pane, leave it unlocked, and quit System Preferences. Then reopen System Preferences and go back to that pane. You will see that it is locked again.

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Ah, right you are - never noticed that before.

Still, if someone minimizes the settings without closing them, they remain unlocked. The safer instruction would be to tell the user to lock them explicitly. It's just a one-liner, after all. 😉

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Even if someone were to do that, locking the setting manually is still of dubious utility. It only prevents someone with access to the computer from changing those settings... but if someone malicious has access to your computer, you have way bigger problems to deal with. The possibility of fiddling with full disk access settings is the least of your concerns in such a case, and no security system in the world can protect you against an adversary who has physical access to your logged-in computer.

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Give Full Disk Access for Malwarebytes on Mac only applies for macOS Catalina????

Do I have to perform the same steps described here for macOS Mojave and MBAM latest version?
 

Thanks

Camelia

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It's only important for Catalina (and beyond, for future readers). The only thing a lack of full disk access impedes us from removing on Mojave is adware in the form of old-style Safari extensions, which no longer run in Mojave anyway. That said, it certainly isn't going to hurt to give access on Mojave, either.

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