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We are planning to do a rebuild on a PC with multiple problems. We have the PRO version of MBAM installed on it. Should we remove MBAM first and then download after the rebuild and register with the old key, as if we were transferring it to a new computer? Seems like the logical thing to me but want to make sure. I checked the FAQ and forums but didn't see this addressed.


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Hi, downwithmalware1:

Yes, that would be the best bet, since each consumer license is LIFETIME and TRANSFERABLE, but may be used on only one computer at a time.

So long as you only have that particular license ID/key registered on only one machine (even if it's the same one, after a rebuild), it ought not to be entirely necessary to uninstall first.

However, it wouldn't be a bad idea. :)

  • -->If you are running MBAM PRO, please be sure you have your license ID and key available (sent via email at the time of online purchase, or in the box).
  • Download and run mbam-clean.exe from HERE.
  • It will ask to restart your computer; please allow it to do so - this is very important!
  • Then, after you are rebuilt & have reinstalled your Anti-Virus, temporarily disable the Anti-Virus and install the latest version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HERE.
  • If you are using MBAM PRO, you will need to reactivate (register) the program using the license ID & key.
  • Launch the MBAM program and (if you are using MBAM PRO) set the Protection and Registration.
  • Then go to the UPDATE tab (if not done during installation) and check for updates.
  • Restart the computer and verify that MBAM is in the task tray (if using the PRO version).
  • Now set up any file exclusions, as may be required in your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security/Firewall applications, and restart your Anti-Virus/Internet-Security applications. You may use the guides posted in the FAQs HERE, or ask and we'll explain how to do it.



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