Introducing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac
Published July 15th, 2015 at 10:09 AM EDT , modified July 15th, 2015 at 10:10 AM EDT
As faithful readers will know, my name is Thomas Reed, and I have been the sole owner of The Safe Mac and creator of the anti-adware program AdwareMedic for a few years now.
In March, I was contacted by Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, who expressed interest in the things I had been doing. The timing could not have been better, and I’m pleased to say that AdwareMedic and The Safe Mac are now owned by Malwarebytes, and I’m now the Director of Mac Offerings at Malwarebytes. Given the Malwarebytes philosophy of taking a hard stance against adware and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), and their commitment to offering free consumer versions of their products, the fit could not have been any better!
I’m excited to announce that, today, we’re rolling out our flagship Mac product: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac. This is an improved, but still largely familiar, update of AdwareMedic, and it will be free for all consumers. I’m even more excited when I think about plans for the future, which will include rounding out Malwarebytes’ offerings with other Mac products, providing features like efficient real-time protection, anti-exploit protection and enterprise-friendly capabilities.
I think that, together with Malwarebytes, we can make Mac anti-malware software better, and that’s going to be important in the years ahead!
I will also be continuing to write about Mac security issues, as part of a team of other great, award-winning writers, on the Malwarebytes Unpacked blog. Although I won’t be posting new content on The Safe Mac, it won’t be going away; it’s just changing form.
I’m looking forward to working with Malwarebytes to protect and educate Mac users. I hope you’ll join us!