Will Malwarebytes still work properly after this?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Danielyouio, Mar 22, 2017.

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  1. Danielyouio macrumors newbie

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    I made scan (everything clean), went to toilet, came back and discovered Malwarebytes in trash. Don't know if I accidentally sent the icon or something to trash from Launchpad I used to activate it.
    The name consisted of word Malwarebytes and file version.

    I moved it to App Folder (or I think I did) and it asked me my Admin Password to use helper tool.

    At this point I was worried I broke something and deleted it. Or I think I did...
    Downloaded new Malwarebytes, but now it said there is still one on App Folder and still asking password for Helper Tool.

    Now fed up, I deleted both the one in App Folder and the new one, then went back to here:
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac/
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/mac-download/

    And downloaded another new Malwarebytes and put it to App Folder.

    My text comes off confusing, but this is because I'm tired and am not sure what happened exactly.


    Question:


    Will Malwarebytes work after I dragged it from App Folder and deleted it? I only removed it from App Folder, I did not delete any of the plist files or something I think it put somewhere first time I installed it.

    What I mean is, will it work completely and not have some inner damage due to what it won't detect something nasty while seemingly running?
    --- Post Merged, Mar 22, 2017 ---
    When I installed it again and it asked for admin password, I had LibreOffice window open. I closed it before entering password just in case. But could another app being open during that time have anyway affected installation process?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Yeah it'd work fine. You can even run MWB straight from the mounted image; you don't even need to drag it to Applications.
     
  3. Danielyouio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for helping!
    I was worried I ruined something when removing older Malwarebytes and installing new one, but did not remove old plist file.
    Didn't sleep well last night and now this made me bit anxious.
     

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