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Mac software won't install...stalls on 'running package scripts'

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  • 2 weeks later...

@mono38 Thanks for reaching out!

There was another topic made for this that suggests a workaround, you can find that topic here - 


Dev has confirmed that this is a valid workaround and we are currently working on resolving this issue. The next release will contain a fix but in the meantime, changing your system user profile does the trick to get past the frozen installation. The steps are to go to "System Preferences" -> "Users & Groups" and apply the default system icon for a moment to install the app and later your original picture can be restored.

If you have any other questions, please let me know. Thanks!

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  • 1 month later...

I am running Mac OS 12.1 and I am also experiencing installation issues.  I tried to force quit and reinstall and I initially got a screen saying Malwarebytes was waiting for the other installation to complete.  When I quit that installation and restart my computer, I got a message (see attached image).  I am not sure what to do as it seems that the installation is stuck at this point.


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@SODerm Did you try changing your user icon as recommended above?


I changed it in "System Preferences" -> "Users & Groups" to one of the Apple emoji. Shutdown and restart Mac. 

Next Malwarebytes installation completes. Then, choose another user picture. 



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We've still never managed to find the magic formula for reproducing this issue, but we've got a new release coming up soon that has some changes in the installer that we hope will fix the problem. I'll keep everyone here posted, and let you know when that new installer is available.

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