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by Tom Nelson

Let’s start with the obvious: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac needs a new name. It’s excessively long, and doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. In fact, it’s more like a tongue twister that tries to trip you up every time you say it. I prefer the old name, Adware Medic; simple, easy to say, and describes what it does.

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Yes, that’s right; last year, Malwarebytes bought the only anti-adware app I’ve ever recommended, rewrote the program, dropped support for OS X 10.7 and earlier, and then released it under its new tongue-twisting name.

Which brings us to the real question, one I’ve been wondering about since Adware Medic was originally purchased: is it still the clean, ultra-fast, safe, non-intrusive adware detector that I originally praised? Or did Malwarebytes upgrade the app to the point that it’s a bloated anti-everything app?

Let’s find out.

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