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I have used Malwarebytes for many years.  Several years ago Malwarebytes helped me recover from a severe Trojan attack.
In November 2020 my two Premium subscriptions were automatically renewed, one for my desktop and one for my laptop.
In March 2021 my desktop died a natural death. Two weeks later, I bought a new laptop to replace the desktop.
I asked a Malwarebytes Support person if I could transfer the dead desktop computer subscription to my new laptop.
Apparently I could, since 7 or 8 email exchanges took place.
While the Support email exchanges were taking place, I was getting messages that my "Trial" was ending in 2 days on my new laptop; anxiously I twice bought new Premium subscriptiona for the new laptop, one of which she refunded..
It looked like she had gotten the two original November subscriptions covering my two computers (1 old laptop, 1 new laptop),.but then her last email changed the subscriptions.
At this time there are 3 Premium subscriptions in my account. 
#1 is my November renewed old laptop subscription.with a new renewal date of July 6, 2022 (?).
#2 is my November renewed dead desktop subscription which is now set to expire in 1 day (April 20, 2021).
#3 is my new laptop brand new Premium subscription with a renewal date of April 7, 2022.
I guess this means the answer to my original question was "No, you cannot use time remaining on one subscription to protect a replacement computer."  Fine; Malwarebytes is worth it.
I have not received any of the usual first of the day scan notifications, and when I click on the icon on my task bar, it no longer takes me to a Scan screen.  It takes me to a Welcome page.  I'm sure there must have been an easier and faster way to get this task accomplished.  This has been in the air for a month.  I'm not sure if both my laptops are being protected.  Maybe I'll find out tomorrow when one of my November renewed subscriptions expires.


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I have had multiple "tickets" with the Support person -- they change with each email.

I have 2 computers: my new laptop, which is being protected by ? Subscription Key, and my old laptop, which I'm typing on, and which was renewed in November and was to be expiring in November 2021. 

When I open the M icon on this old laptop's taskbar, I receive a welcome screen instead of a Scan screen.  When I "Sign In", I receive a window that says "This license key has been refunded."

I do not believe that this laptop is protected by Malwarebytes at this time, although its subscription was renewed in November.

Yesterday I sent an email to the Support person, telling her that my subscriptions were messed up.  She did not respond.  I don't even want her to; she's done enough.

Obviously I should not have asked if my new laptop could be protected for the remainder of my no-longer-in-use desktop, which had been renewed also in November.

I don't know what the procedure is for computers that die during their subscription terms, or if there is a procedure, or if Malwarebytes cares if it's protecting a computer that is no longer on the premises.

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For any devices which are no longer in use, you should be able to deactivate them via the options found under your account at My.Malwarebytes.com as documented in this support article as well as this support article.

Details on signing up for your account may be found in this support article if needed.

I hope that this helps, but if not then they should be able to get the issue sorted out via your ticket on the helpdesk.


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