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New Malwarebytes 5 Beta is available!

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Hello everyone!

We're thrilled to announce the release of a new Beta Preview of Malwarebytes 5 for Mac!

In this latest update, we focused on implementing your feedback and making significant improvements. 


  • The new beta is now fully compatible with macOS 14 (Sonoma)
  • Connection rules functionality has been added to VPN module
  • Trusted Advisor is now optimised for Free user experience
  • Full Disk Access and System Extension activation instructions have been optimized for Ventura and Sonoma OS users
  • Miscellaneous UX improvements and bug fixes

We encourage you to give it a try and share your thoughts with us. Your feedback is crucial in helping us shape the user experience and make our new product even better.



  • macOS 11 Big Sur (Please do not install on your work computer, personal computers are preferred.)
  • Fluency in English – additional language support coming soon 


  1. Download and install the Malwarebytes 5 Beta build from the following link: https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb5_mac_preview_2
  2. Need a license? We're happy to provide a Malwarebytes Premium + Privacy VPN bundle testing license to activate the product.
    To request a license, click my user profile icon (Aryna) and send me a direct message with the following subject "Mac MB5 test license".
  3. To report problems, bugs, comments, suggestions, or any other helpful feedback, please click the Feedback button at the top right of the Malwarebytes product window.
    We kindly ask that you please do not create support tickets for problems with the Malwarebytes 5 Preview build at this time. 



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Hello @Aryna and :welcome::

Would you please confirm whether users are required to uninstall Malwarebytes-Mac- or Malwarebytes-Mac- before installing Malwarebytes-Mac-

I might recall that an uninstall of MB4 for Mac was compulsory.

My MBP18,1 experienced MB5_mac_preview crashes (reported in this sub-forum) under macOS Ventura and Sonoma. Have these crashes been resolved?

Thank you.

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Hello @1PW and thanks for your interest in Mac Beta preview.
There's no need to uninstall your previous Beta preview Malwarebytes-Mac- or your current MB4.

If you're subscribed to Beta program in MB4 settings -> you will receive a Beta 2 preview automatically within a few days.

You can trigger the new Beta update in MB4 by going to Malwarebytes Settings/Check for Updates (Note: Beta Application Updates checkbox in Settings should be checked).
Or you can manually install the latest Beta update using the link in the post above.


We fixed several previously reported crashes. Please do let us know if any of the issue persists.

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A couple of issues to report about v5.0.102 BETA.

RTProtection is always at or near the top of CPU users from around 85-100%CPU when Malwarebytes is not scanning, not updating definitions and no VPN.

This crash from earlier today


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