Activate Malwarebytes Premium on Windows device

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To activate Malwarebytes Premium for Windows, have your Premium license key ready and follow the instructions below.  Activating Malwarebytes for Windows enables Premium features such as Real-Time Protection.


Your license key is located in the order confirmation email that was sent to you when you purchased your Premium subscription.  If you do not have a Premium license key, visit the Malwarebytes website to purchase a Premium subscription or see how to find your Premium license key.


You must have Malwarebytes for Windows installed on your computer prior to activating your license key.  To install Malwarebytes on your Windows computer, refer to the article Download and install Malwarebytes for Windows.


Activate Premium license on Windows

  1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  2. Click Activate License.
  3. Click the text box under License key, then enter your key.
  4. If you have an ID, click the checkbox next to My license came with a License ID.
    Click the text box under License ID, then enter your ID.
    If you do not have an ID, leave the box unchecked and continue to step 5.
  5. Click Activate License.

When Malwarebytes for Windows Premium is activated, Malwarebytes | Premium is displayed in the top left corner of the window.



Following activation, Malwarebytes Premium on Windows starts a threat scan and turns on Real-Time Protection. Malwarebytes may take a few minutes to start. To explore other features and settings in Malwarebytes Premium on Windows devices, see the Malwarebytes for Windows User Guide.


To protect additional devices, repeat the instructions above on another Windows computer, or refer to:


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