Download and install Malwarebytes for Windows v3

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To start using Malwarebytes on your Windows computer, download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows. Instructions are provided below to guide you through the installation process. These steps also apply to re-installation, or how to get back the program in case of an accidental uninstall.


  1. Download the latest version of Malwarebytes 3.x for Windows.

  2. Locate the setup file that was downloaded, mb3-setup-consumer-x.x.x.xxxx.exe.
    x.x.x.xxxx represents the version number
    In most cases, downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder.

  3. Double-click the setup file.

  4. When User Account Control appears, click Yes.
    User Account Control requires permission to install Malwarebytes for Windows.
    Image of the User Account Control screen for Malwarebytes software.


  1. Use the drop-down menu to select the setup language, then click OK.
    The setup language may default to the language set on your computer.

  2. A screen asks what kind of computer you are installing Malwarebytes on. This choice determines the kinds of Malwarebytes product notifications you will receive periodically. Click either Personal Computer or Work Computer, then click Continue. See bullets below for a description of each option.

    Image of Work Computer and Personal Computer option menu.

    • Personal Computer: is a device owned by you or your family for home and personal use. Dashboard notifications after choosing Personal Computer may look like the following:
      Image of Malwarebytes Free version Dashboard.

    • Work Computer: is a device owned by your company or place of employment. This option is intended for Malwarebytes for Teams customers or PCs used primarily in a work or business environment. Dashboard notifications after choosing Work Computer may look like the following:
      Image of Malwarebytes Business Dashboard.

  3. To install Malwarebytes for Windows and agree to the End User License Agreement, click Agree and Install.
    To choose a different install location, click Advanced Options.
    Image of Agree and Install screen in the Malwarebytes setup wizard.

  4. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation is complete, click Finish to exit Setup. Malwarebytes for Windows opens automatically and the recommended settings are enabled by default.
    Image of Malwarebytes installation complete screen.

  5. If you have purchased a Premium license, refer to the article Activate Malwarebytes Premium for Windows v3.


Still need help?  Check out Uninstall and reinstall Malwarebytes for Windows with the Malwarebytes Support Tool.


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