How do I activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium?

To activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium, 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 Install Malwarebytes for Windows.

Activate your Premium license

  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 4.

  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 for Windows Premium starts a threat scan and turns on Real-Time Protection.  Malwarebytes for Windows Premium may take a few minutes to start.

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