Download and install Malwarebytes for Android

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Malwarebytes for Android, formerly known as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Mobile, is a Malwarebytes app designed for Android devices.  Malwarebytes for Android is available from the Google Play Store.  See the instructions in this article to install Malwarebytes on Android devices. These steps also apply to re-installation, or how to get back the program in case of an accidental uninstall.


Download Malwarebytes for Android

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Play Store  app.

  2. To search the Google Play Store, tap the Google Play banner.

  3. Enter Malwarebytes for Android, then tap  Malwarebytes for Android in the list of results.

  4. Tap Install.

  5. When Malwarebytes for Android is finished installing, tap Open to begin using Malwarebytes for Android.

  6. The first time Malwarebytes is launched, you are asked to allow Malwarebytes permissions on your Android device. Tap Get started.
    Image of Get started screen on Malwarebytes for Android.

  7. Tap Give permission to allow Malwarebytes to access files and folders in order to protect your device. Refer to Malwarebytes permission functions on Android device for details on Malwarebytes for Android permissions.
    Image of Give permission screen in Malwarebytes on Android device.

  8. Tap ALLOW.
    Image of Android popup to grant permission for Malwarebytes to access files and folders in order to protect device.

  9. You may tap Start Premium trial to enjoy a free 30-day trial of Malwarebytes Premium, with no obligation to purchase. If you wish to use the limited free version, tap SKIP.
    Image of Start Premium trial screen in Malwarebytes for Android.



To activate a Malwarebytes Premium subscription, see how to Activate Malwarebytes for Android Premium.


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