Install Malwarebytes for Windows

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Learn how to install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows using the instructions in this article.



  1. Download the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows.
  2. Locate the downloaded file, mb3-setup-consumer-xxxxxx.exe. The xxxxxx represents the version of Malwarebytes for Windows.
    • In most cases, downloaded files appear in the Downloads folder.
  3. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-xxxxxx.exe to start Malwarebytes Setup.
  4. When the User Account Control dialogue appears, click Yes.
  5. Use the drop-down menu to select your language then click OK.
    • The setup language may default to the language your computer uses.
  6. To install Malwarebytes for Windows, you must accept the End User License Agreement, click Agree and Install
    • To install Malwarebytes to a different location, click Advanced Options.

  1. After your Malwarebytes for Windows installation is complete, click Finish to exit Malwarebytes Setup.
  2. Malwarebytes for Windows opens automatically. 


To use Malwarebytes for Windows Premium features, you must purchase a Premium license then activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.


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