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Hello ClintonMagus, and welcome to the forums here at Malwarebytes.org and thank you for your purchase :)

Yes, you absolutely can move the license you currently have from your old machine to your new machine. Please note that one license is required per computer.

When you are ready to transfer, please do the following:

  • Uninstall Malwarebytes from the old computer
  • Re-boot if asked (very important)
  • Please download mbam-clean from here
    Please note that this will clear Malwarebytes from being registered on the machine and will clear any logs as well as any items in quarantine.
  • Reboot the machine if requested.

Malwarebytes will now be uninstalled from the old machine.

Then, please download Malwarebytes onto the new machine and click the "Register" button and copy & paste your ID & Key into the fields and your new machine will be protected.

I hope this answered your question and if you have any other questions do not hesitate to post.

As a side note, when replying, please use the "ADD REPLY" button located at the bottom of the page.

Thank you ;)

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I had already used the "Add/Remove" in Windows Control Panel to remove the software, before wiping the machine clean. I didn't know that I would have to use mbam-clean to be able to re-register the software on a new machine.

Is there another alternative to move it to my new machine, short of purchasing another copy, or am I out of luck?

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Hello ClintonMagus,

Just to emphasis one point: one MBAM license is required per computer.

So, if you have wiped the old machine, and use the license key in your new machine only, then it is ok.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks :P

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lol its okay! :P

If you have indeed wiped your computer clean (reformatted) then the ID & Key should work just fine on your new computer :P

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