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Malwarebytes - Do I have to register?


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#1 Muppet81

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:29 AM

First post! Scary!
I have loaded Avast onto my new laptop and have loaded Malwarebytes as well.
After what looks to be succesful loading I get a screen asking me to register.
What would the Registration ID and Key be as I have no idea what to enter here.
If I don't register what will happen.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:11 AM

You get a product ID and key for registration when you purchase a MBAM license.

A license enables extra feature, most importantly active protection.

You are not required to buy a license. Without a license, you start scans manually.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:18 PM

The full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Pro) includes a real-time Protection Module that uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and the ability to schedule updates. This technology runs at startup where it monitors every process and helps stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer. Keep in mind that this feature does not guarantee something will not slip through as no product can detect and prevent every type of malware. The database that defines the heuristics is updated as often as there is something to add to it. Also keep in mind that Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like an anti-virus program so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute.

IP Protection (malicious website blocking) is part of the Protection Module and works after it is enabled. When attempting to go to a potential malicious website, Malwarebytes will block the attempt and provide an alert. IP Protection is also designed to block incoming connections it determines to be malicious. Enabling the Protection Module feature feature requires registration and purchase of a license key that includes free lifetime upgrades and support. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as the program utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.

Those who purchase the full version receive a license key via email to activate the protection module. The license includes a lifetime of free upgrades and support. For corporate and business customers, annual licenses are required. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs. If you choose the free version, there is no requirement to buy a license...you can just use it as a stand-alone scanner as Didier Stevens noted.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:33 PM

Since how long do you have Malwarebytes installed on your machine?
Because the latest versions come with a trial mode the first 2 weeks.

Do you now if you activated the trial mode?
This trial mode lets you test out the full version free for 2 weeks.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:40 AM

Yes...the 14-day trial of the PRO version was incorporated as an option to all users starting with version 1.15 released May 31, 2011.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:34 PM

I loaded the free version.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:39 PM

I can personally say that the paid version has worked wonders for me! :D

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:00 PM

I can personally say that the paid version has worked wonders for me! :D


Same here. Best investment in security software (Lifetime License). I have MBAM Pro on all my computers. :)
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