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On Sunday I updated Malwarebytes and it rolled back to Free version from premium. I saw that I had about 377 days left in premium but rolled back to free anyway. I tried to log in to this forum in order to address this issue but instead I requested to reset my password. Every time I got the link to reset the password I constantly got the following message. 

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Thanks for posting in the Malwarebytes for Windows Help forum.

If you are having technical issues with our Windows product, please do the following:

Malwarebytes Support Tool - Advanced Options

This feature is designed for the following reasons:

  • For use when you are on the forums and need to provide logs for assistance
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4 minutes ago, THX1970 said:

On Sunday I updated Malwarebytes and it rolled back to Free version from premium. I saw that I had about 377 days left in premium but rolled back to free anyway. I tried to log in to this forum in order to address this issue but instead I requested to reset my password. Every time I got the link to reset the password I constantly got the following message. 

This forum can not address your license issue.

This is one issue only the support desk can address.

Please contact our support team at https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/requests/new to get help Please submit only one ticket/request. Additional tickets will increase the delay.

Be advised it can take 3-7 weekdays for a response after the automated reply with your ticket number.

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<<remark>> Did you have a number of other apps already running, that had their own screen-windows? It is possible that the active window for the tool got lost behind the others. You could have used ALT+TAB keys to look & cycle thru app-windows. You may do a Windows Restart, then when the system is settled back on, take your time and run the mb-support tool one other time. Go slow. Don't rush.

Out of curiosity, do you have a subscription license?

P>S> You managed to make a post on the forum. That means you over-came the forum's logon matter.

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