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Lifetime Licenses are still "blacklisted" (REF Support Ticket 3266281)

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I have many computers, and I purchased more than 12 Malwarebytes Lifetime licenses back in 2012. All were purchased from Newegg. I have all boxes, key cards with Keys and ID's, and purchase orders from Newegg.

I recently found that one of my Malwarebytes Lifetime license installs on one of my Windows 10 computer had been reverted to the free version.

In trying to re-activate the license, it came up "blacklisted". In trying to register this license to my account, it comes up "too many attempts", "wait 24 hours", and then "contact support"

I then decided to register all of my currently on-hand Lifetime licenses to my account, and a second one (which, interestingly, was installed on a Windows 7 SSD on the same computer (!?)) also comes up as blacklisted.

I started a support ticket on 11/7/20 (Malwarebytes Support Ticket 3258920), and have gotten a response, and have now responded three times.

I do not understand why there is no way to add any additional required information to a Malwarebytes Support Ticket within my Malwarebytes account. This limitation has resulted in now having three support Tickets (Malwarebytes Support Tickets 3258920, 3259119, and 3266281), simply due to e-mail send failures in trying to provide the requested information. My e-mail client has given an error message "The email account that you tried to reach does not exist" when I simply used "reply" to respond to the "support@mail1.malwarebytes.com" e-mail address in the received Malwarebytes Support e-mail response I had received. I did not enter the address, I simply used "reply".

Hence, 3 Support tickets, although I have now received a response to one of my earlier responses, so I do not know what caused the e-mail error.  

I particularly do not like being required to Publish both the Lifetime License Keys AND the ID's in my e-mail response in order to get any action on re-activating my Lifetime licenses. E-mail is not secure, so these licenses will likely now be compromised. I DID only enter the ID's in my 3rd online support request (Malwarebytes Support Ticket 3266281) within my "secure" Malwartebytes account, along with the Keys and Purchase Orders, but all of my prior ticket information was just routinely copied and published in the Malwarebytes Support e-mail responses received previously.

I like Malwarebytes very much, and install it on all of the computers that I build for friends and family (12 so far this year). Apologies to all for my venting, but this simple "re-activation' task is very frustrating. It shouldn't be that difficult - it has taken far too much of my time and yours- yet it still remains incomplete. I am hopeful that having all of my Lifetime Licenses in my account will improve things, but I need these two corrected.

Please let me know what I still need to do to get this accomplished, and provide any additional information that may be available to complete it on-line in my secure Malwarebytes account. 

Thank You very much for any help!


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I've asked that someone from the Support team investigate and assist.  I'm not certain why it is constantly creating new tickets, but hopefully they can assist you in getting that resolved as well.  I hope the issues are resolved quickly for you and if there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

@AdvancedSetup, would you please check on ticket #3258920; tickets 3258920, 3259119, and 3266281 are for the same issue and were apparently created due to problems with the customer's email client failing to respond to the initial support/helpdesk emails.


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I see that an Agent replied to you earlier today. They need to contact someone from licensing to correct the issue. They do have access to the other tickets so not sure why they asked for them again. I've sent a message to one of the Leads to see if they can assist and get this corrected but it may not be until Monday.

Thank you @gbmatth



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Thanks for the follow-up.

I just tried to register them again (1700CST; 11/16/20), and still get the "contact support" message. 

As before, I would much prefer to NOT have my Keys with ID information published via Support e-mail response to 3266281, since responses appear to just copy everything submitted (by default) in the response.

I will continue to check back here in my account to learn when this has been fixed and then re-activate these keys on their original computer installations when completed.

Thanks again for your help!

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Thanks again for your continued follow-up.

I just received an e-mail this morning confirming that the Licensing Team had removed my two subject keys from the BlackList.

The e-mail also included the subject Keys and their ID's, apparently assuming that I would not know them otherwise...

I have now successfully registered both Lifetime Licenses in my account!

Thanks to All involved in getting this done!


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