How-To: Activate your license in Malwarebytes for Windows

Document created by dshull Employee on May 10, 2017Last modified by parche on Aug 17, 2017
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After making a purchase, downloading the software does not end the process, there is still more to do. To enable the premium features, you need to activate your license in the FREE software. Once Malwarebytes 3 is installed, it will say Malwarebytes | Free or Malwarebytes | Premium Trial in the top left corner of the application.  You will need to enter your license details to activate Malwarebytes Premium.  You can watch the video below which illustrates the directions that follow the video.



Perform these steps to activate:

  1. Open Malwarebytes application and have a copy of the license key ready.
  2. Click Activate License located at the top right of the application. If you can't find Activate, you have already registered the product. 
  3. Enter the Key into the Key box
  4. If you are using one of our legacy license keys which also include a License ID, please click the box next to My license came with a License ID

  5. Enter the ID from the e-mail into the ID box
  6. Click Activate License

  7. Malwarebytes 3 is now fully enabled.  All Premium features including the real-time protection module are active.