Malwarebytes Essential

Secure your devices with our smart antivirus, enjoy up to 4X faster web browsing and protect your online privacy with our next-gen VPN.

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Available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Chromebook. iOS only in App Store.

Smarter than your average antivirus. Finds threats on 40% of devices that already have another antivirus installed, and crushes them.

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Available for Chrome, Edge and Firefox.

A browser extension for a faster, safer, and private browser experience.

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Available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

A next-gen VPN to protect your online privacy with speeds faster than traditional VPNs.

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Reliable, proactive protection against sophisticated cyberthreats

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Reliable, proactive protection against sophisticated cyberthreats

Multi-layered, advanced antivirus provides real-time protection against a variety of existing and emerging threats including malware, viruses, phishing, ransomware, zero-day exploits and more before they reach you.

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Available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Chromebook. iOS only in App Store.

Crush 3rd party ads.
Browse up to 4X faster.

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Crush 3rd party ads.
Browse up to 4X faster.

A browser extension that crushes ads, third-party trackers, while blocking malicious websites, online scams and potentially unwanted programs providing a faster, safer, and cleaner browsing experience.

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Available for Chrome, Edge and Firefox.

Keep your privacy yours, so you can live your online life confidently.

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Keep your privacy yours, so you can live your online life confidently.

Malwarebytes Privacy is a next-gen VPN that helps you keep your privacy yours so you can shop, read, browse, stream, and live your online life confidently. All while delivering speeds faster than traditional VPNs.

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Available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android.

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Rating: 5 |1 Reviews Malwarebytes Premium

Top class security

“Malwarebytes Premium gives me confidence that my devices are completely secure. So important with cybercrime becoming more and more of a threat.”

‒ Mr. C


Rating: 5 |1 Reviews Browser Guard

Like a whole new system

“I am totally impressed with Browser Guard. My Chrome browser sped up exponentially! I can't believe how many ads and garbage it blocks. I wish I had it installed sooner.”

‒ Robert K


Rating: 5 |1 Reviews Malwarebytes Privacy

Safe and Secure

“I get to surf the web with privacy. Smooth, no delay and many locations to choose from.”

‒ Roscoe

See what our customers
have to say


Rating: 5 |1 Reviews Malwarebytes Premium

Top class security

“Malwarebytes Premium gives me confidence that my devices are completely secure. So important with cybercrime becoming more and more of a threat.”

‒ Mr. C


Rating: 5 |1 Reviews Browser Guard

Like a whole new system

“I am totally impressed with Browser Guard. My Chrome browser sped up exponentially! I can't believe how many ads and garbage it blocks. I wish I had it installed sooner.”

‒ Robert K


Rating: 5 |1 Reviews Malwarebytes Privacy

Safe and Secure

“I get to surf the web with privacy. Smooth, no delay and many locations to choose from.”

‒ Roscoe

Choose from 1, 3, or 5 devices

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FAQ

Malwarebytes Essential is a bundle of some very powerful products:

  • Malwarebytes Premium: An effective and easy-to-use antivirus and anti-malware that stops sophisticated cyberthreats that traditional antivirus programs miss–keeping your personal devices and data protected in real-time, 24/7. Learn more about anti-malware.
  • Malwarebytes Privacy: A next-gen VPN to protect your online privacy and personal information–providing a safer, more private Internet at speeds faster than traditional VPNs. Learn more about VPNs.
  • Malwarebytes Browser Guard: A browser extension that crushes ads, third-party trackers, and blocks malicious websites providing a faster, safer and cleaner browsing experience.

Together, they are your first line of defense: device security, online privacy, and clean browsing–while delivering superior performance and value. This Malwarebytes bundle is essential for today’s online user.

Malwarebytes Essential is a bundle of multiple products (Malwarebytes Premium, Malwarebytes Privacy, and Malwarebytes Browser Guard), all of which can be installed and used separately on multiple devices. 

Unfortunately, you can’t download Malwarebytes Essential for free. However, it does come with a 60-day money-back guarantee, which means if you’re unsatisfied with your purchase, you can get your money back, no questions asked.

Alternatively, you can download a full-featured 14-day trial of Malwarebytes Premium with real time protection, a full-featured 7-day trial of Malwarebytes Privacy, and for now, Browser Guard is still completely free because we believe a clean browsing experience is just plain nice.

Malwarebytes Premium is available on Windows, Mac and Android. For iOS devices, you can get it directly from your AppStore.

Malwarebytes Privacy is available for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices .

Browser Guard is a browser extension and will run on Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Malwarebytes Browser Guard is a browser extension that you can install as a plugin to your favorite web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge) that gives you a safer, faster, and cleaner browsing experience. 

Yes, all of the products in the Malwarebytes Essential bundle can be installed separately or together on different devices. Mixing and matching is not only allowed, but encouraged, to give you the freedom and protection of your digital world.

For example, if you purchase a 1-device bundle, you can install Malwarebytes Premium on one Windows machine and Malwarebytes Privacy on a Mac, Android or iOS device. Similarly, if you purchase a 3-device bundle, you can install Malwarebytes Premium on three Windows machines and then install Malwarebytes Privacy on the same tor three completely different devices.

Upgrading is very simple, and you can do it without adding any time to your existing subscription. Your new subscription will simply be pro-rated to match the remaining number of days left on your existing Malwarebytes subscription and will automatically renew at the same time. You can upgrade to the Malwarebytes Essential bundle and your subscription length won’t extend. You’ll simply pay the difference for the remaining time on your subscription.

  • Step 1: Learn more about the bundle upgrade. Sign in to your Malwarebytes account at my.malwarebytes.com
  • Step 2: Click the “Add Privacy Protection” option on your Subscription page.
  • Step 3: Review your order and click “Submit Order.” You will receive an activation email.

Note: When you purchased Malwarebytes, we created an account for you using the email you provided. We will also continue to use the same activation key as your subscription to Malwarebytes Premium.

Our no nonsense, transparent pricing means the price you pay today is the same price you will pay at renewal. Buy the bundle to maximize your savings, select auto-renew, and you will lock in that price at your next renewal.

Tech specs

  • Software Requirements

    Windows 7 or higher (32/64-bit)

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Hardware Requirements

    800MHz CPU or faster, with SSE2 technology2048 MB (64-bit OS), 1024 MB (32-bit OS)250 MB of free hard disk space1024x768 or higher screen resolution

  • Languages Supported

    Bulgarian, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.

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  • Software Requirements

    macOS 10.12 (or higher)

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Hardware Requirements

    Any hardware capable of running macOS 10.12 is able to run the Malwarebytes software

  • Languages Supported

    English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, and Russian

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  • Software Requirements

    Android 6.0 or later

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Languages Supported

    English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil) , Dutch, Russian, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Indonesian

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  • Software Requirements

    iOS 11 and later

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Languages Supported

    English, French, and Spanish

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  • Software Requirements

    Malwarebytes for Chromebook is only available for Chromebooks that can install apps from Google Play Store.

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Languages Supported

    English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil) , Dutch, Russian, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Indonesian

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  • Software Requirements

    Chrome, Edge, Firefox

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Languages Supported

    English

  • Version

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  • Software Requirements

    Windows 7 (or higher)

    Active internet connection

  • Languages Supported

    Bulgarian, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.

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  • Software Requirements

    macOS Catalina 10.15.4 (or higher)

    Active internet connection

  • Languages Supported

    Bulgarian, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.

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  • Software Requirements

    Android 7.0 or later

    Active internet connection

  • Languages Supported

    English

  • Software Requirements

    iOS 13.0 or later

    Active internet connection

  • Languages Supported

    English

  • Software Requirements

    Windows 7 or higher (32/64-bit)

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Hardware Requirements

    800MHz CPU or faster, with SSE2 technology2048 MB (64-bit OS), 1024 MB (32-bit OS)250 MB of free hard disk space1024x768 or higher screen resolution

  • Languages Supported

    Update languages Android and Chromebook: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil) , Dutch, Russian, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Indonesian

  • Version

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  • Software Requirements

    macOS 10.12 (or higher)

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Hardware Requirements

    Any hardware capable of running macOS 10.12 is able to run the Malwarebytes software

  • Languages Supported

    English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, and Russian

  • Version

    Click here to view our full history.

  • Software Requirements

    Android 6.0 or later

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Languages Supported

    English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil) , Dutch, Russian, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Indonesian

  • Version

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  • Software Requirements

    iOS 11 and later

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Languages Supported

    English, French, and Spanish

  • Version

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  • Software Requirements

    Malwarebytes for Chromebook is only available for Chromebooks that can install apps from Google Play Store.

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Languages Supported

    English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil) , Dutch, Russian, Italian, Polish, Turkish, Indonesian

  • Version

    Click here to view our full history.

  • Software Requirements

    Chrome, Edge, Firefox

    Active internet connection is required for real-time protection and product updates.

  • Languages Supported

    English

  • Version

    Click here to view our full history.

  • Software Requirements

    Windows 7 (or higher)

    Active internet connection

  • Languages Supported

    Bulgarian, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.

  • Version

    Click here to view our full history.

  • Software Requirements

    macOS Catalina 10.15.4 (or higher)

    Active internet connection

  • Languages Supported

    Bulgarian, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.

  • Version

    Click here to view our full history.

  • Software Requirements

    Android 7.0 or later

    Active internet connection

  • Languages Supported

    English

  • Software Requirements

    iOS 13.0 or later

    Active internet connection

  • Languages Supported

    English

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