Enable Malwarebytes for Android Premium as a Device Administrator

Document created by asmith Employee on Sep 25, 2017Last modified by asmith Employee on Sep 29, 2017
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Device Administrator is an Android feature that gives an app full permissions on your device.  You will need to enable Malwarebytes for Android Premium as a Device Administrator to turn on Anti-Ransomware and SMS Device Control.  If Malwarebytes for Android Premium is not a Device Administrator, a notification will appear on Malwarebytes for Android Premium's dashboard.  This notification will disappear after Malwarebytes for Android Premium has been enabled as a Device Administrator.

 

Instructions

There are three options you can use to enable Malwarebytes for Android as a Device Administrator.

 

Option 1: Dashboard

  1. Open the Malwarebytes for Android Premium app.
  2. View your dashboard and tap Fix issues


  3. Under non-critical issues, tap Enable Device Administrator.


  4. Your Device Administrator settings appear.


  5. Scroll down and tap the Activate this device administrator option.


Option 2: In-app settings

  1. Open the Malwarebytes for Android Premium app
  2. Tap the menu icon.


  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.


  4. Tap Other.


  5. Tap Device Administrator.


  6. Your Device Administrator settings will appear.


  7. Scroll down and tap the Activate this device administrator option.

 

Option 3: Use device settings

Access your device's settings to manually enable Malwarebytes for Android Premium as a Device Administrator.

 

To find your device's settings, use your App Tray and tap the Settings app. Refer to your device's manual or service provider for more information about your device's settings.

 

Additional information

After Malwarebytes for Android Premium has been enabled as a Device Administrator, Anti-Ransomware starts immediately with no interaction required. It is required to set up SMS Device Control in order to use this feature.

 

For more information about Malwarebytes for Android Premium's Anti-Ransomware, SMS Device Control, and other features, see the Malwarebytes for Android User Guide.      

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