Why do I receive a message stating that my version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not compatible?

Document created by dshull Employee on May 10, 2017Last modified by jyamada on Jun 11, 2017
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When installing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, you may receive the following message.

This error occurs when Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium is attempting to install over an existing version that would cause problems.

If you receive this message and you are installing on your home system with a PRO or Premium license, you will need to uninstall the existing version of Malwarebytes, refer to KB article, Uninstall Malwarebytes 3 using Windows Control Panel . Then, install the latest version of Malwarebytes  again. This is due to an unfortunate bug on our end, which should be addressed in future versions.

If you receive this message and you are installing this software in a business, non-profit, or educational environment, please see this KB article, How can I legally use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in my Business or Corporate environment (including Government, Education…  to assist in purchasing the correct licensing / product.