Windows 10 antivirus

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How to use antivirus for Windows 10


Step 1 – Install Malwarebytes Premium for Windows 10

Download and install Malwarebytes Premium – the Windows 10 antivirus. Click the “Scan” button and the virus detector quickly scans for viruses.

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Step 2 – Review threats that our Windows 10 antivirus is flagging

After the online virus scan, Malwarebytes reports on any threats that were found and asks if you want to remove them.


Step 3 – Remove Threats

Once you give the ok, our virus removal tool will clean up threats so your device, files, and privacy are secure.

Full protection or simple cleanup?

The free version of Malwarebytes for Windows is great for getting rid of existing infections, but some infections, like ransomware, only need a moment to wreak havoc on your PC. To stop infections before they happen, stay one step ahead with the Real-Time Protection of Malwarebytes Premium.

Malwarebytes FreeMalwarebytes Premium
Cleans up an already infected computer
Protects your identity and privacy from hackersLimited Trialimage-type-cell
Protects your documents, financial files from ransomwareLimited Trial
Protects you from malicious and fake websitesLimited Trial
Stops malware that degrades computer performanceLimited Trial
Crushes malware attacks that corrupt your programs Limited Trialimage-type-cell
Suspends Malwarebytes notifications while you gameLimited Trialimage-type-cell
Brute Force and Uninstall Protection (Windows only)Limited Trialimage-type-cell

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‒ Robin G.
Fort Worth, TX

“Malwarebytes provides an extra, invaluable layer protection against malicious data, and that makes me and our systems feel safer!”

‒ Billy H.
Sarasota, FL

“Eliminating hundreds of potential malware and trackers every week for our entire organization.”

‒ Raymond P.
Southfield, MI


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Tech specs

OS Requirements

Software requirements

Windows 7 or higher (32/64-bit)

An active internet connection

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Hardware requirements

800MHz CPU or faster, with SSE2 technology
2048 MB (64-bit OS), 1024 MB (32-bit OS)
250 MB of free hard disk space
1024×768 or higher screen resolution

Language Requirement

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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*The anti-ransomware protection component is only available on Windows 7 or higher.
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