Activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium

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    Customers must activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium to use Premium features such as Real-Time Protection.  Have your Premium license key ready and follow the instructions in this article to activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.


    If you do not have a Premium license key, visit the shopping cart to purchase a Premium subscription or see how to find your Premium license key.



    1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
    2. At the top right of the window, click Activate License.
      • Activate License does not appear if Malwarebytes for Windows Premium is already active.

    1. Click the Enter your Key text box, then enter your license key.
    1. If you have a license ID, do the following:
      1. Click the checkbox next to My license came with a License ID.
      2. Click the Enter your ID text box, then enter your license ID.
        Note: If you do not have a license ID, skip this step.

    1. Click Activate License to activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.
    2. After you activate your license, the top left corner of the window displays Malwarebytes | Premium.
    3. After activation is complete, Malwarebytes for Windows Premium starts a threat scan and turns on Real-Time Protection.
      Note: It takes a few moments for protection to start.


    To explore other features and settings in Malwarebytes for Windows Premium, see the Malwarebytes for Windows User Guide.


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