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Malwarebytes offers amnesty program to help pirates go legit

Malwarebytes launches amnesty program.

Published Jun 28, 2015 5:10 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:05 PM CST

Cybersecurity software company Malwarebytes has launched a new amnesty program that offers a free replacement key for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium customers - people using pirated copies or customers tricked into purchasing a counterfeit copy.

Malwarebytes offers amnesty program to help pirates go legit |

To help keep your PCs and systems secure, Malwarebytes has a variety of different anti-virus and anti-malware software solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium costs $24.95 for one year and can be installed on three different PCs.

"The Internet is full of pioneers and cowboys. It's also got its fair share of pirates and trolls," Malwarebytes said in a public statement. "Some of those bad guys may have duped you into purchasing a counterfeit version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Or perhaps we've simply detected a problem with your key. Not to worry. We're here to help."

For those trying to take advantage of the amnesty program, you only need to select how you originally received the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro or Premium license - and the company will assign a new key.

Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski explained his company's decision in a recent forum post.

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