Activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium

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This document shows you how to activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium using your Premium license key.  If you have not purchased a Premium license key, go to our shopping cart to purchase a subscription.  If you have misplaced your license key, see how to retrieve your license key article.


How to activate video

Click the video below to watch a tutorial on how to activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.




    1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
    2. At the top right of the window, click Activate License.
      • If Malwarebytes for Windows Premium is active, Activate License does not appear.
    3. Click the Enter your Key text box then enter your license key.
    4. If your license came with a license ID, click the checkbox next to My license came with a License ID.
      • If you do not have a license ID, leave the checkbox blank and move on to step 6.
    5. Click the Enter your ID text box then enter your license ID.
      • If you do not have an ID, uncheck the box and move on to step 6.
    6. Click Activate License to activate your Premium license.
    7. After you activate your license, the top left corner of the application window changes to Malwarebytes | Premium.

      Note: Real-time protection turns on after you activate Malwarebytes for Windows.  It takes a few seconds for protection to start.
    8. In the top right corner, click My Account to confirm Premium is activated.



After you activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium, a threat scan starts.  To explore other features and settings in Malwarebytes for Windows Premium, see the Malwarebytes for Windows User Guide.


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