To start using
Malwarebytes on your Windows computer, download and
install the latest version of Malwarebytes for
Windows. Instructions are provided below to guide
you through the installation process. These steps
also apply to re-installation, or how to get back
the program in case of an accidental uninstall.
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Locate the setup file that was downloaded, Mbsetup.exe.
In most cases, downloaded files appear
either in the bottom left corner of your browser
and are saved to your Downloads folder.
Double-click the setup file.
When User Account Control appears, click Yes.
User Account Control requires permission to
install Malwarebytes for Windows.
A screen asks
what kind of computer you are installing
Malwarebytes on. This choice determines the
kinds of Malwarebytes product notifications you
will receive periodically. Click either Personal
Computer or Work
To install Malwarebytes for Windows and agree to
the End User License Agreement, click Agree
To choose a different install location, click Advanced
When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation
completes, the program opens to the Welcome
to Malwarebytes screen.
Click the Get
Malwarebytes asks if you would like to use
either the Malwarebytes Free version or the
Malwarebytes Premium version. Click one of the
Use Malwarebytes Free: To use the
Malwarebytes Free version. This version only
removes existing infections and has no
Purchase Premium: To purchase a
subscription for Malwarebytes Premium and
unlock all protection features.
Claim free 14-day trial: This
button only appears if it is your first time
installing Malwarebytes on your machine.
Click this button to unlock Malwarebytes
Premium features for 14 days. You must
provide an email on the following screen to
activate the trial.
Activate License: To input a
license key which activates a Malwarebytes
Premium subscription. For more details, see Activate
Premium subscription in Malwarebytes for
Once you have
chosen to activate a Malwarebytes Premium
subscription, activate a 14-day trial, or use the
Malwarebytes Free version, you are taken to the main
Dashboard of the program. Malwarebytes is
successfully installed on your Windows device.