Activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium

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To use features such as Real-Time Protection, must activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.  Have your premium license key ready and follow the instructions in this article to activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.


If you do not have a Premium license key, visit the shopping cart to purchase a Premium subscription or see how to find your Premium license key.



  1. Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
    Search for Malwarebytes on your computer or refer to the article Install Malwarebytes for Windows.

  2. At the top right of the window, click Activate License.
    Activate License does not appear if Malwarebytes for Windows Premium is already active.

  1. Click the Enter your Key text box, then enter your license key.

  1. If you have a license ID, do the following:
    1. Click the checkbox next to My license came with a License ID.
    2. Click the Enter your ID text box, then enter your license ID.
      Note: If you do not have a license ID, skip this step.


  1. Click Activate License to activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium.

  2. After you activate your license, the top left corner of the window displays Malwarebytes | Premium.

After activation is complete, Malwarebytes for Windows Premium starts a threat scan and turns on Real-Time Protection.  Real-Time Protection may take a few minutes to start.


To explore other features and settings in Malwarebytes for Windows Premium, see the Malwarebytes for Windows User Guide.


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