Install and Activate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2021

In today’s digital world, it is very important for us to keep our mobile and laptop/ PC safe from online security threats including viruses, malware, etc. Malwarebytes offers smart solutions to keep online security threats at bay. It also gives complete solutions to block infected sites and malicious links. Although it is quite easy to install Malwarebytes sometimes it can be a mess. In this post, we will provide you with the complete step by step process to install and activate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2021.

Download and Install Malwarebytes for Windows

Most of the users have Windows operating systems installed on their computers. To start using Malwarebytes on your Windows computer, you have to download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Windows.

  • First of all, you need to visit the official website of Malwarebytes.
  • On the home page of the official website, you will find a direct link to download antimalware software. Click on this link and download the file.
  • Once the download process gets over, you need to locate the setup file that was downloaded, Mbsetup.exe. In most cases, downloaded files are saved to the Downloads folder.
  • Next, you should double click the setup file and begin the installation.
  • After that, you must click “Yes” when User account control appears. Please note that you have to grant permission to install Malwarebytes for Windows to user account control.
  • Then, a screen will appear asking on which type of computer you are installing Malwarebytes on. Here, you can either click “Personal Computer” or “Work Computer”.
  • After that, you must click “Agree and Install” in order to install Malwarebytes for Windows and agree to the End User License Agreement. At the same time, you may choose “Advanced Options” to install software on a different location.
  • Once the Malwarebytes installation for Windows gets over, the programs open to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen. On this screen, you should click the “Get Started” button.
  • In the next step, Malwarebytes will ask whether you want to use Malwarebytes Free Version or the Malwarebytes Premium Version. You will have to select any of the following options.
    • Buy Now: To purchase a subscription with Malwarebytes Premium and unlock all protection features.
    • Maybe Later: Select this option, if you want to use the free version of Malwarebytes. Although this version is also good it only removes existing infections and has no proactive protection.
    • Activate License: You may select this option to opt for the most advanced version of Malwarebytes i.e. Malwarebytes Premium.
  • That’s all you need to do in order to install and activate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

How can I activate Subscription in Malwarebytes for Windows?

The queries like how to active Malwarebytes subscription is often posted by different Malwarebytes users every now and then. Please note that in order to activate your Malwarebytes subscription, you must have a license key purchased from the official Malwarebytes website. The steps to activate Malwarebytes license key on Windows are as follows.

Activate your license key

You need to follow the steps listed below in case your license key has this format XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX:

  • Firstly, you should open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Then, go to the top right corner of the window and click “Activate License”.
  • After that, you should enter your key under the license key.
  • Finally, click “Activate” to save changes.

How to Activate Malwarebytes License Key with a License ID?

In case your license key has this format XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX and has a license ID with the format XXXXX or XXXXX-XXXXX then this is an older format used or license identification. In this situation, you need to follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Firstly, you should open Malwarebytes for Windows
  • Then, go to the top right corner of the window and click “Activate License”.
  • Choose “My license came with a License ID” below the License Key entry.
  • After that, you have to enter your License ID and License Key.
  • Finally, click on the “Activate” button.

Please note that “Premium” will display in the top-left corner of the program when Malwarebytes Premium on Windows is activated.

I am unable to find my Malwarebytes License Key

Sometimes, finding the license key on Malwarebytes can be very tough. There are two options by which you can find the license key of Malwarebytes. You can choose either of the two methods given below at your convenience.

Option 1 – Log in to My Account

  • First of visit the official login page of Malwarebytes i.e.
  • After that, you have to provide your email address and Password of Malwarebytes.
  • Then, Click on the “Sign in” button.
  • Your Malwarebytes subscriptions and license keys will appear in the subscriptions tab.

Option 2 – Locate your order confirmation email

Another option to find the Activation key is to look for the confirmation email. You need to search the confirmation email sent to you from or In case you can’t find the confirmation email in your inbox then you must check your Spam/ Junk folder.

Points to remember

  • In case you are unable to sign-in to your account or find your confirmation email then you need to submit a support ticket for assistance.
  • If you haven’t bought your license from the Malwarebytes store then you should request your license key from the merchant that processed your Malwarebytes purchase.

How to Install Malwarebytes on Android?

In today’s digital world, keeping your smartphone safe from online security threats is equally important as keeping your PC/ laptop safe. Keeping this in mind, we are providing you with simple steps to install Malwarebytes on your Android device.

  • First, you need to open the Google Play Store App on your Android device.
  • Then, you have to tap on the “Google Play” banner to search the Google Play Store.
  • Search for “Malwarebytes” android app.
  • After that, you should tap “Install” on the official app.
  • Once the installation process gets completed, you have to tap “open” to start using Malwarebytes option.
  • When you start Malwarebytes for the first time, you must swipe left through screens.
  • Then, tap “Got it” on the last screen.
  • Next, tap “Accept” to grant permission to Malwarebytes to access data available on your device.
  • After that, you may continue to activate premium features for Malwarebytes.

Malwarebytes Activation on Android

To use all features of Malwarebytes to the fullest, you must activate it on your Android phone. Before you start, you must contact your system administrator to know your license key.

  • First of all, you should tap “Why Premium” on the Welcome to your Premium trial screen.
  • Tap on the activate button available in the upper right corner of your screen.
  • Enter your Malwarebytes license key and tap “Apply”.

Once the activation process of license key gets complete, Malwarebytes will show that your premium account is activated. This will also activate premium features automatically.

How to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business?

To start the process of downloading and installing Malwarebytes on Anti-malware for Business, you need to download the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business ZIP archive.

The zip file contains two Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business setup files:

  • mbam-setup-x.xx.x.xxxx.exe (Application)
  • mbam-setup-x.xx.x.xxxx.msi (Windows Installer Package)

Given below are the instructions that you may follow in order to install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business using the .exe file.

  • First of all, you have to locate the folder and right-click on it. Then, select the “Extract All” option.
  • Double-click on the “Unmanaged” folder followed by “Windows”.
  • Then, you should right-click the “mbam-setup-x.xx.x.xxxx.exe” and select “Run as administrator”.
  • Click “Yes”, when the User Account Control window appears.
  • Select the language in which you want to use during the installation and click “Ok”.
  • After that, you just have to follow the instructions of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware setup wizard.
  • Finally, click on the “Finish” button once the installation is complete.

How can I activate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business?

You may activate Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business by following the steps below.

  • Firstly, you need to open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Business.
  • Then, click “Activate”.
  • After that, you need to enter your product ID and product key in the active product window.
  • Finally, click on the “Activate” button.