How to install or update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Here is a guide for Installing a new copy of Malwarebytes or updating Malwarebytes, please note that with newer versions, it can be slightly different

  • For a new install, download the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installation file for Windows which is called MBSetup.exe or if you already have it installed, click on Yes when prompted A new version of Malwarebytes is ready to be installed which looks like this:

  • Once the file has downloaded, run the MBSetup.exe file to start the installation or if upgrading skip to the install step

    Note:  If the Open File – Security Warning appears, click Yes

  • With a new install, select whether you are installing on a Personal Computer or Work Computer and then click on Continue

  • Click on Install

    You will then see the Installing Screen

  • If a new install, you will see the Welcome to Malwarebytes and then click Get Started 

  • If a new install, you will see the Welcome to Malwarebytes and then click Get Started 

    Next choose whether you want the Malwarebytes Free or Malwarebytes Premium which includes a 14-day trial

    You will then be prompted to enter your email address to signup for the Malwarebytes newsletter which is optional. Then click on Open Malwarebytes to continue.

    You will then be prompted to enter your email address to signup for the Malwarebytes newsletter which is optional. Then click on Open Malwarebytes to continue.

  • You have successfully installed or updated Malwarebytes and now might be a good time to do a Malware scan, click on Scan

Want to know what the differences are between Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and Premium?

If you want to downgrade to just the free version of Malwarebytes, refer to this guide: How to Deactivate Premium Trial in Malwarebytes

For further help with scanning your computer, go look at Scan Your Computer For Malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

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