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Privacy for Mac beta 2.4.3


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We are pleased to announce the release of a new beta for our Mac Privacy app. This update adds a new feature to make it easier to activate additional devices, especially in cases where it may be cumbersome or undesirable to use your license key or login credentials for your Malwarebytes account.

If you have available seats on your subscription, you should see an "Add new device" button in the About tab of the settings in the Privacy app. When you click that, it will give you guidance on how to download and install on each supported platform. In the case of Mac and Windows, there is also an additional step where a one-time code is generated:

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These codes allow you to activate one device, and can be entered in the same place as the license key. They are time-limited, and expire after 90 seconds. If you need to activate more than one additional device, or if you are too slow and the code expires, you can click "Generate new code" to get another code.

What we would like you to test

We would love to hear how the process of generating these codes works for you, as well as how activating on another device using the code works. Be aware that the Mac and Windows Privacy apps are currently the only ones that understand these codes.

If you want to test, but don't have any seats available on your license, you can log in to your Malwarebytes account and remove a Mac or Windows device from your Privacy subscription.

https://my.malwarebytes.com

Then, use the beta to generate a code and test it on the device that you removed from your subscription.

Please let us know if you have any feedback or experience any problems.

Installing the beta

To install the beta, you can do one of the following:

Enable early access mode, in the About tab of Privacy's settings. Then, click "Check for updates", and when the update appears, click the button again to install it.

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Download from this link:

https://cdn.mwbsys.com/packages/macvpn-c.dmg.consumer/0/9/7/b/097bcf9ea40ae39d060de924894f9d8b/917fa11a-b4cd-4969-8a8b-e8b3cb43f0af.dmg

Quit the current Privacy app (don't just close the window, make sure to quit the app itself, which will remove the Privacy icon from the menu bar), then open the downloaded .dmg file and drag the new copy of Privacy into the Applications folder.

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