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First I can not run the tool, so no point in asking.

I've had this issue with 1 computer since May 7th. (I have 5 lifetime licenses running on different devices; the other 4 have no issues). The computer in question is running a 32 bit version of Windows 7 and reverts my lifetime license to free and disables the 4 protection modules.

I did download and install v 4.3 on May 12 then updated it to 4.5.9 which was current then. It is now running v 4.5.13.  Since then every few days or up to 2 weeks my MBAM loses it license so I open the account, click on Activate license, sign in with my License ID and License key and am told I've reached the device limit so I click on Open My account.

Today I am not able to get into my account. I now have 5 verification codes emails sent to my email address and every time i either copy and paste or type in the code that was sent, I get Verification code is incorrect.

I need help being able to get into my account, remove the 3 dates that keep changing that says MBAM was activated and get this one working.

I can supply by PM or email the date of purchase of MBAM, the License ID, the License Key and my full name, address and whatever other information you need.

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2 minutes ago, plodr said:

I can supply by PM or email the date of purchase of MBAM, the License ID, the License Key and my full name, address and whatever other information you need.

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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I contacted the support desk in May. It might have been May 11th. I didn't write the date down. So far, I have NEVER received a support ticket from them in over 3 months.


I have one email address for the forum and a different email address for my Malwarebytes account. When I click the link for a "new" request, which email address should I use?

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Thank you for the private message @plodr

There currently are no support tickets for either email address that you provided me with.

If you're having any licensing issues you'll need to create a support ticket to have someone assist you.

Please click on the link below and fill out the form and a ticket will be created for you and you should get an automated reply within a few minutes to acknowledge creation of the ticket.

Consumer Support

Thank you


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I've filled out another support ticket with one of those addresses.

I have to say, it was hard to get the blanks for the issue to remain filled in. After I selected something, it kept going blank then complaining it was blank when I hit the submit button.

I just checked email and I have an automated response and a ticket number so it looks like it was submitted correctly.

Thank you both for your assistance.

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Tonight I decided to try a different browser. My default browser is FF ESR. I decided to see if Brave, which is closer to Chrome would work. It did!

My verification code was accepted and the new dashboard opened. It took me awhile to figure out what to do to manage this device so I could remove the 3 activations it listed. I removed them and then was able to activate my license.

I still want to talk with support so I'm keeping the ticket open - no response yet but when they respond, I will try to set up the other devices.


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It's been 10 days and nothing from support, other than a support ticket number on the 17th.

MBAM updated to 4.5.14 and so far I haven't reverted to the Free version, which usually happens when it updates to a new version. I've noticed when I hover my mouse over the icon, I no longer get a popup showing me the version and the word premium. I have to open the program to see the version. If I right click, I can see that all 4 protections are loaded so that means it is still a Premium version.

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Issue appears to be resolved. I see on your ticket 3969273 that you just asked another question. You support agent may have left for the evening, so will probably reply back again sometime tomorrow.

I will go ahead and close this topic now since this is not a technical issue for the forums.

Take care and thank you for using Malwarebytes


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