Activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium

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Customers must activate Malwarebytes for Windows Premium to use Premium features such as Real-Time Protection.  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.
  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.
  3. After activation is complete, Malwarebytes for Windows Premium starts a threat scan and turns on Real-Time Protection.
    Note: It takes a few moments for protection to start.


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


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