A reader wrote in a panic after installing Malwarebytes. “I recently installed (I thought) Malwarebytes, I clicked on it yesterday, and it asked if I wanted to let this Program make changes to my computer, YES or NO??? I didn;t know what to do so I just backed out of it. What do I do?? Did it not install properly?? Should I let it make the changes?? HELP!!!”
If you did indeed install Malwarebytes, the answer is yes. You can check your installed programs to make sure that Malwarebytes is actually there, but since you say you installed it, we can probably assume that it is. If Malwarebytes is going to be able to find and remove malware, the program is going to need to be able to make changes to the computer. Deleting malware is a change to the computer. In fact, installing a program is making a change to a computer, so you’ll often be asked that question when you’re installing something.