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So i bought premium a few days ago and it was working fine and saying i had premium and stuff, but i restarted my pc and when i did that it said i have the free version, so i went to my account online and deactivated all devices. There is no device listed but still says availble devices 0 of 1 and as far as i can see there is no devices on there. I really need help because i dont want this to be a waste of money. Im not sure what else you need but i also put the zip file from the logs.

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First lets restart the computer.


Pending File Rename Operations
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\ApiClient.dll.bak          
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\msvcp140.dll.bak           
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\OfficeClickToRun.exe.bak   
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\vcruntime140.dll.bak       
c:\program files\microsoft office\updates\apply\filesinuse\6a82149c-1785-45b1-9d7a-fddae7e67f9a\txfo\root\vfs\programfilescommonx86\microsoft shared\office16\msoxmlmf.dll
c:\program files\microsoft office\updates\apply\filesinuse\6a82149c-1785-45b1-9d7a-fddae7e67f9a\txfo\root\vfs\programfilescommonx86\microsoft shared\office16
c:\program files\microsoft office\updates\apply\filesinuse\6a82149c-1785-45b1-9d7a-fddae7e67f9a\txfo\root\vfs\programfilescommonx86\microsoft shared
c:\program files\microsoft office\updates\apply\filesinuse\6a82149c-1785-45b1-9d7a-fddae7e67f9a\txfo\root\vfs\programfilescommonx86
c:\program files\microsoft office\updates\apply\filesinuse\6a82149c-1785-45b1-9d7a-fddae7e67f9a\txfo\root\vfs
c:\program files\microsoft office\updates\apply\filesinuse\6a82149c-1785-45b1-9d7a-fddae7e67f9a\txfo\root
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Updates\Apply\FilesInUse\6A82149C-1785-45B1-9D7A-FDDAE7E67F9A\TxFO

Pending Windows Update Reboot
A reboot is pending
Windows Update: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RebootRequired
Windows Update: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\RebootPending
Windows Update: C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\pending.xml

Next, Try accessing your online account from another browser and try to deactivate again if needed.

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2 hours ago, superjerry3 said:

I have restarted my pc and tried with a different browser and it keeps saying the same thing, deactivation complete, so no problems there but im still having the same issue. im not sure what else to do. ive tried multiple solutions nothing has worked

Then it must be a backend issue.

Please contact our support team at https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/requests/new to get help we on the forum do not have access.

Be aware it will take several weekdays for a response other than the auto ticket generation. Also this is a 3 day holiday here for the company.

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7 minutes ago, AdvancedSetup said:

Hello @superjerry3

Can you please try the following clean removal and reinstall

Uninstall and reinstall Malwarebytes using the Malwarebytes Support Tool

Let us know if that corrects the issue or not

Thank you


i tried that already. I got it to work i talked to someone on the team and they were able to fix it, thanks for the response though

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