How-To: Upgrade to the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows

Document created by dshull Employee on May 10, 2017Last modified by jyamada on Aug 17, 2017
Version 7Show Document
  • View in full screen mode

We recommend you run the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows. To view the full version history, click here. When we release a new version of Malwarebytes for Windows, it doesn't get sent out to ever user right away. Upgrades are served incrementally to prevent overload of systems. If you want to manually upgrade to the latest version, follow the instructions below.

To upgrade 

  1. Visit our website (, you should see a Blue Robot, then click on the FREE DOWNLOAD button. 
  2. This will take you to the "Thank you!" page and you will find some brief instructions. Navigate to where you have saved the install file.
  3. Double-click the installer file and run the program.
  4. Follow the installer instructions to complete the installation.


You can install over your current version, and if your license is active prior to the upgrade, it will retain your license information so you don't have to activate again. To confirm, you can check the version number across the top of the program window, and then reference the release history to make sure you are on the latest version.