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How to download and install Malwarebytes for Windows


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To start using Malwarebytes on your Windows computer, download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows. Instructions are provided below to guide you through the installation process. These steps also apply to re-installation, or how to get back the program in case of an accidental uninstall.

You may also visit the Support article here: https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038479134-Download-and-install-Malwarebytes-for-Windows-v4

  1. Download the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows.
  2. Locate the setup file that was downloaded, Mbsetup.exe.
  3. In most cases, downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder.
  4. Double-click the setup file.
  5. When User Account Control appears, click Yes.
  6. User Account Control requires permission to install Malwarebytes for Windows.
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  7. A screen asks what kind of computer you are installing Malwarebytes on. This choice determines the kinds of Malwarebytes product notifications you will receive periodically. Click either Personal Computer or Work Computer.
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  8. To install Malwarebytes for Windows and agree to the End User License Agreement, click Agree and Install.
  9. To choose a different install location, click Advanced Options.DOC-3531-3.png
  10. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen. Click the Get started button.
  11. Malwarebytes asks if you would like to use either the Malwarebytes Free version or the Malwarebytes Premium version. Click one of the following buttons:
    • Use Malwarebytes Free: To use the Malwarebytes Free version. This version only removes existing infections and has no proactive protection.
    • Purchase Premium: To purchase a subscription for Malwarebytes Premium and unlock all protection features.
    • Claim free 14-day trial: This button only appears if it is your first time installing Malwarebytes on your machine. Click this button to unlock Malwarebytes Premium features for 14 days. You must provide an email on the following screen to activate the trial.
    • Activate License: To input a license key which activates a Malwarebytes Premium subscription. For more details, see Activate Premium subscription in Malwarebytes for Windows v4‌.

Once you have chosen to activate a Malwarebytes Premium subscription, activate a 14-day trial, or use the Malwarebytes Free version, you are taken to the main Dashboard of the program. Malwarebytes is successfully installed on your Windows device.

Head here to view the Malwarebytes for Windows guide v4.

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Download and install Malwarebytes for Windows v3

To start using Malwarebytes on your Windows computer, download and install Malwarebytes for Windows version 3. Instructions are provided below to guide you through the installation process. These steps also apply to re-installation, or how to get back the program in case of an accidental uninstall.

  1. If you are on Windows 7/Windows 8/ Windows 8.1/ Windows 10:
    Click here to download

    If you are on Windows XP/ Windows Vista
    Click here to download

  2. Locate the setup file that was downloaded, mb3-setup-consumer-x.x.x.xxxx.exe.
    x.x.x.xxxx represents the version number
    In most cases, downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder.
  3. Double-click the setup file.
  4. When User Account Control appears, click Yes.
    User Account Control requires permission to install Malwarebytes for Windows.
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  5. Use the drop-down menu to select the setup language, then click OK. The setup language may default to the language set on your computer.
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  6. A screen asks what kind of computer you are installing Malwarebytes on. This choice determines the kinds of Malwarebytes product notifications you will receive periodically. Click either Personal Computer or Work Computer, then click Continue. See bullets below for a description of each option.
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    • Personal Computer: is a device owned by you or your family for home and personal use. Dashboard notifications after choosing Personal Computer may look like the following:
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    • Work Computer: is a device owned by your company or place of employment. This option is intended for Malwarebytes for Teams customers or PCs used primarily in a work or business environment. Dashboard notifications after choosing Work Computer may look like the following:
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  7. To install Malwarebytes for Windows and agree to the End User License Agreement, click Agree and Install.
    To choose a different install location, click Advanced Options.
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  8. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation is complete, click Finish to exit Setup. Malwarebytes for Windows opens automatically and the recommended settings are enabled by default.
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  9. If you have purchased a Premium license, refer to the article Activate Malwarebytes Premium on Windows device.

 

Click here to view the Malwarebytes for Windows guide 

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