Free 1-Year and Lifetime Licenses of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium Edition

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a well known and one of the most popular anti-malware programs available for Windows. It scans your PC for suspicious items such as worms, Trojans, rootkits, spyware and many other harmful malware and also helps you in removing them from your computer system.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can be used in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 operating systems. Both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) editions of Windows are supported.

It comes in following 4 main versions:

  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free edition
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium edition
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for mobile phones
  • Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for business

The free edition of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is sufficient for many users but it lacks some important features such as real-time protection, website protection, etc. That's where the Premium edition comes to rescue.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium edition comes with many extra and important features which are not present in the Free edition such as:

  • Real-time protection
  • Protection from malicious websites
  • Hyper scan mode for faster scanning
  • Scheduler for database update downloads and automatic scans
  • Chameleon Driver to prevent malware from killing Malwarebytes process

Generally 1-year license of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium edition costs $24.95 but now Malwarebytes is providing free 12-months and lifetime licenses of its Anti-Malware Premium edition for people who are using a pirated i.e. counterfeit version of their product as a part of their "Amnesty Program". This bold step has been taken to fight against pirates. This step will also help the company in attracting more customers and blacklisting more pirated keys.

So if you are using a pirated version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium edition by mistake, you can make it genuine by going through following simple steps:

1. Launch the program and select any of following 2 options which are available under Activate, My Account or License Details sections:

  • I'm not sure where I got my key, or I downloaded it from the Internet
  • I purchased my key


2. Click on Next button and Malwarebytes will provide you a new genuine license key which will be valid for as following:

  • If you select first option "I'm not sure where I got my key, or I downloaded it from the Internet", you'll get free 1-year license key.
  • If you select second option "I purchased my key", you'll get free lifetime license key.

PS: Although this offer has been made available for people who are already using non-genuine version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium edition but anyone can take benefit of this offer by downloading the Premium edition of the product from here, then entering a pirated license key and then grabbing a brand new genuine license key from Malwarebytes. Seems like a loophole.

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  • And how to get this 1 year license?

  • ..if I'm not a pirate.

  • I have tried............Worked very well. I got the Genuine Key for Lifetime.

  • Please be a pirate, we will reward you, If you follow the rule, boy, are you stupid..

  • Certainly doesn't set a good example to reward crooks and ask those that purchased a valid license to become a crook in order to get a lifetime license.
    Now if we could only persuade Microsoft to become this generous.......

  • Could not get it to work for me--must be because I'm honest and don't have a pirated license. What a terrible message to send to folks. Isn't Microsoft is doing the same thing with Windows 10--rewarding folks with pirated OSs with a free download of 10?

  • Microsoft is not rewarding people with pirated OSs, you can download Windows 10 but, if you are a pirate, you can't activate it.
    Please stay informed.

  • Was looking to buy MBAM soon, but now I don't have to! Thanks so much!

  • Hi Vishal,
    I downloaded mbam-setup- from above given link and installed it. I've launched the program but wasn't offered any of 2 options from the screenshot above, but "Buy Premium" and "Activate", both resulting in "Please enter a valid Key."
    So, how to get this 1 year license?
    Best regards

  • It works. I got lifetime Premium licence.

  • It's not a loophole. We know it's there and we know that there will be those that are just not honest but we felt it better to give some away rather than punish those that have paid.

    Karma often has a way of coming around at least for some. So hopefully we've done right by those that have stood by us. Best of luck to those that choose dishonesty.


  • Thanks AdvancedSetup. You have answered me there

    Bob, nice to meet you here too :)

  • VG

    You are not getting those options because you are not using a pirated version. Those options become available when a person is using a pirated version.

    Also this offer has been made available for people who paid for the program but received pirated license keys and were using the pirated version by mistake. This offer should not be used to receive free license if you are not a piracy victim.

    But as mentioned in the main topic, the offer can be misused by people by using a pirated key and getting benefit of the full license keys.

  • The free version is just enough

  • Guys, have you ever heard of a honeypot? Ye shall be as long as pleased with the liver-time license, at a date to the account of a lawyer flutters into the house! The sign since the end of March 2015 the best is the most more or less with the current version your hardware (HDD Serial, LAN MAC ect.), IP, OS, key, type of activation (free, premium, ... ) have transferred to the database of Malwarebyte, we are talking in particular in hardware a fixed constant. Not enough who has selected the second option and found in a study that is the key is illegal, has with this click, legally speaking, committed a provable criminal inventory of theft. This software is the monitoring software mutated, stay away!

  • But, how many PC which can be insert a lifetime license?

  • "Karma often has a way of coming around at least for some."

    Now there's a business model... So can we expect the next version of Malwarebytes to protect our PCs with incantations and spells to ward off the evil malware spirits?

    Meka-leka-hi-meka-hiney-ho, everyone!

  • I've been using the official free version of Malwarebytes for years. Just run a scan periodically for safety. Few days ago, whilst downloading the latest database version, it also downloaded a new version of the software. I now have the Premium version and a Lifetime license!! Real-time protection etc did this happen?! I didn't ask for it! Not sure I want it - really slows things down. Could it be interacting badly with Mcafee??

  • This method is not working anymore.

  • Wow, got my 1 year key for free. It's really effective keeping all the malwares out especially those browser hijackers.

  • This was nice of malewarebytes. Ill be sure and purchase a legal copy directly from them when my year is up.

  • I think MalwareBytes has every right to file theft charges against theives who steal their software.
    They rank high in their field because of the hard word and dedication their Dev's put forth on a daily basis.
    I have been a "honest" Paid subscriber for years and feel that offering keys in this manner only encourages theft.
    Good thing I am not Malwarebytes staff or a lot of folks would be getting the letters and notices in the mail that they deserve, and not valid keys.

  • This method isn't working ? i can't see it anymore

  • Starting back in July when I updated to the "FREE" Version....Suddenly I noticed a Premium Version with a registration KEY which I never wanted nor asked for. I have always unchecked the Trial premium version. I NEVER WANTED IT, even if it was free! I contacted Malewarebytes explaining this asking "Why Am I Getting This?...I DON'T WANT IT. I don't pirate anything". I traded several emails from the company. He said there was a glitch in the system & kindly asked me to email him info from my pc. I did not understand exactly what he wanted, so I declined to supply anything. I have never been able to deactivate this issue for more than an hour or so at a time. Then PREMIUM returns whether I like it or not. Now get this, as of last night 8/24/15 I noticed a Brand New Registration KEY. Totally different from the one "Assigned " to me in July. I just keep uninstalling it. It is very strange. I have loved their product for years. Now I have given up on having the simple FREE version. I tried & tried to get an answer for this & chose not to waste an more time, much less provide anyone with info from my pc which I don't even understand. Can anyone explain what is going on? Thank you for reading.

  • On or about September 20, 2015, I turned on another one of my computers that had been off since July. When I clicked on the Malewarebytes icon. It informed me that my FREE version was outdated. Not thinking I clicked to update & guess what? just as I mentioned before, It had NO option/box to uncheck the Trial Version. To my UNHAPPY surprise I was awarded A Free Premium Version for 363 days along with my unique registration key. As stated before, I simply want the "Free Version" ......NOTHING MORE. I can click to deactivate Premium ......but within an hour whether I like it or not, The Premium returns. Maybe If I had uninstalled the old version & started from scratch this would not have BITTEN me a second time. And by the way, Uninstalling & reinstalling DOES NOT solve the issue. I traded emails with malewarebytes & none of their suggestions fixed my problem & they ultimately closed my Ticket/case#. I am not happy with this at all. Now TWICE!

  • I think they must be revamping their free version, and it is not available. That is all I ever used, and when I just updated it today, it said there was a new version, and when I installed it, I noticed I had the premium version. At first I thought I forgot to unclick the trial of the premium version. But then I saw it said that it was good for over 300 days still. I searched regarding this, and saw free version for pirated keys and such. But I did not see that they were giving everybody and anybody free premium for a year.

  • I wanted to take the time to say "Thank You" for cleaning up the earlier confusion on the malewarebytes "Free/Premium Version" that started back in July. I was very frustrated with the Premium Feature & Registration Keys that I never wanted & could never remove.

    I am very pleased with your updated version & thus the correction those earlier problems. Thank you again for the "New Version".........My Best To All!

  • BULL! You CANNOT use a pirated key and get benefit of the full license key by downloading the trial then entering a pirated key, the message that pops up simply states they cannot validate the key with no option to proceed to a free 1YR license.

  • Malwarebytes fixed the glitch.

  • I purchased a valid license from anti-malware for 3 PC's. I had to re-install my OS and when I entered my "valid" key, was granted a lifetime membership. I "believe" as a reward for being honest. Piracy is a valid issue, and though some people may not be able to afford a legitimate license; Many who Pirate, only do so because they don't want to pay. Pay the developer; Pay the programmer; Pay the support staff. The end result is Good people loose their income because other people are selfish.

  • I got a free lifetime license because I was running an older version. The serial worked eight months ago on my PC and laptop. I bought a new laptop but the license was not accepted. It seems that the lifetime license has been terminated by Malwarebytes - a real kick in the guts.

  • Sounds unfair for those who purchase Malwarebytes license in a legit manner. IMO

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