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Malwarebytes Premium 4 Year Licence USD $5 (AUD $8.39) Max. 5 Licences @ Malwarebytes via Studentbeans (.Edu E-Mail Required)

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Reviving previusly popular long running deal for new/current students and others with .edu email.

Description thanks to Satirical

You need a valid .edu account (could be from US/Canada/Aus/UK) for the deal

  1. Sign up for a studentbeans account and verify with your institution e-mail: https://www.studentbeans.com/
  2. While logged into studentbeans, copy and paste this link: https://www.malwarebytes.com/student-discount/
    It'll give you a one-time code to apply at checkout but you can keep generating codes without restrictions it seems.
  3. Once you've activated, log into your Malwarebytes account and cancel the subscription renewal under the Payment tab and if you paid via Paypal, cancel the agreement in your Paypal account as well to be safe.

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    Mmm wasn't this posted tbis morning?

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    Antthng without .edu ?

  • +6 votes

    Serious question - do people actually pay for this? Why?

  • +3 votes

    Why is this post tagged Alcohol?

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    I hate M$ as the next person, but their Security Essentials is free:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=520...
    Also a lot of the third-party AVs create additional issues:
    https://www.grc.com/sn/sn-738-notes.pdf

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    wonder why it says 1 year subscription..

    https://i.imgur.com/1ti8MxS.png

    Do we need to use the edu email even after getting the code and when paying on Malwarebytes site?

    • +1 vote

      Never mind.

      Shows renewal date as MAR 12, 2024 after creating an account and logging in.

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    Does anyone know if the renewal amount is the full retail amount or the same as what we pay (per this deal)?

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    And there are a few here who have lifetime licences. These licenses transfer across machine. So, really lifetime of the account holder.

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      I looked into this a while ago and I'm quite sure these licenses are assigned to your hardware when they transitioned over to yearly licenses so no they likely won't transfer across machines.

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        I have a lifetime license and I just logged into Malwarebytes. I can use the key for only 1 device at a time. I think I can transfer to another machine only if I deactivate the old and then reactivate it on the new machine.

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          Is this a new thing? I have it on multiple machines and all are working fine with the lifetime license.

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            @Eraze: I bought a couple of lifetime licenses from this deal a few years ago.

            When a machine died I contacted Malwarebytes, they needed proof of purchase then they reset it so I could use the license on a different machine.

            The next time I contacted them, after providing proof of purchase of both licenses they converted them over (provided new license numbers) so I can manage them by logging on to their site. I can assign them across different machines any time. AFAIK the only restriction is each license can only be assigned to one machine at a time (as Friendly Troll said).

            They are lifetime of the account holder as spal said above.

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            @Eraze: I think it's new. I bought my MacBook in 2017 and was able to use my lifetime license on both Mac and PC.

            But now, not anymore.

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              @Friendly Troll: Now only windows licenses can be transferred to another device. First login to your account on the device it is currently in use, deactivate the license, install MB on the new device, use the license details you just deactivated. It should work.

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    I remember using my normal non .edu email a while back so I guess they changed it?

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      It wasn't for the regular free version, was it?

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        Nope, I was looking for a good deal on premium and found that website with the same deal on registration it asked what school I go to and I put in my online study though it was not in the list and it still allowed it without validating I was even a student

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    Is there a free alternative that works good?

  • +7 votes

    I'd only use this as a second opinion scanner at best. It really is not a good product at all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9clWAlxZloI

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    dang, can't find where to put the code :(

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    I purchased 3 lifetime subscriptions, couple of years ago. Installed on three machines. One is working. The other two reverted back to free version while getting an update. I can’t remember the subscription codes. Does anyone know how to retrieve them?

    • +2 votes

      Contact malwarebytes directly using the email you used to buy them, I bought lifetimes licenses in around 2000ish and only reactivated them last year with no issues. They sent me the codes straight away.

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        That’s good and thanks for the tip. However, I didn’t buy directly from Malwarebytes but through online thing called Blue Jade Services.

        • +1 vote

          Had same issue, bought through BlueJade, had 4 keys which i think were either hacked keys or multiple sold, as they were shown as being used in MB account, contacted MB, gave proof of purchase by paypal screenshot of each purchase and they replaced all 4 keys and recommended to not buy through 3rd party unless verify with MB they are legit keys

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    Is it worth getting the Premium, if I do regular scans with the free version?

    And will 'Student Beans' spam us?

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      The Premium has real time protection and more in depth scans. Also, student beans will not spam you. I've been signed up for a month and never got an email.

  • -1 vote

    Or you could just save $8 and let your OS do it for free.

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    Does anyone know if this would stack with an existing subscription obtained via Student beans?

    Or can you buy now and wait however long for activation and then still get the 4 years?

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    I bought it, thank you very much.

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    It is worth spending AUD $8.39 on ?

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      $2.10 a year is a decent price. Already own the lifetime version and on tye rare occasion it does warn me about sites. I say yes, it is worth it.

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      Yes, besides viruses and malware, its also pretty decent ad block. Combine it with the ublock origin browser extension and your good to go. Alot of malware comes from those shady advertising links that you get from piracy sites.

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    Am I the only one that thinks that viruses and malware are created by anti-virus and anti-malware companies?

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      If they got caught, it would be the end of the line for that company. I personally don't think so.
      For the most part, I would imagine most are created by good programmers testing their skills at hacking mostly innocent and without damage. Then add the nafarious side of things to the mix and it's all about Phishing for things, bank account details, CryptoVirus etc. It's good business these days especially with Cryptocurrency being near impossible to track hence a nice place for funds to be received in.

      Also, remember ADware/Freeware/Plugins are not Viruses nor necessarily harmful, they (not all) just collect data with your permission at the time of installing them. The likes of Malwarebytes will make note of these apps after-which one can decide if really needed.

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      Foreign governments usually for the more sophisticated viruses. Prior to the disclosure laws I had worked with companies that had malware linked to foreign powers. Nasty business.

      Ransomware is a massive money farm and a lot of crime rings utilise them. It's something most anti-virus/internet security suites struggle to fight.

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        10+ years ago, it was common for BHP or Rio Tinto executives to find USB sticks filled with porn in their hotel room. You can probably guess which country is responsible. I don't think executives are dumb enough to fall that trick anymore.

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          Oh you'd be surprised, there are always new ways like joining the hotel wifi without a VPN ;) It's like visiting Huawei and other companies back in the day where they would take your laptop into a back room. That went well for Nortel and countless others.

  • +3 votes

    Another handy thing about StudentBeans is the Ebay (10% off your purchase of AU $120.00)coupon. Had to buy 10x SSD HDD's today and the only code that worked was the $5 off. The supplied code from StudentBeans did work hence saved me 10% as was ordering. Nice.

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    If your uni provides an alumni email account then it should work. it will have the edu.au handle

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    Was anyone else’s Activation Key blank on the final ‘thank you for your order’ screen?

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    I'm not sure why, but I've followed until step two and opened the link provided. Where do I see the activation code at all?

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      Although I was logged into my Student ID email, they sent the key to the email linked to my PayPal. If yours aren't the one and the same, I'd suggest checking the other email account.

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    How many devices does this support? I have a laptop and desktop and want it on both.

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    NB - PAY ONLY WITH PAYPAL

    I ordered x1 subscription for US$5 4 year deal however submitting redemption code, having this amount appear in ordering screen and paying with a credit card on the site I was invoiced (oficial one with activation code) and charged AUD$436 for x3 malwarebytes premium prdoducts x1 year - Strange as the premium product is usually US$39.99 / year.

    I've submitted a refund request & also lodged a dispute with my bank.

    It will probably work out okay in the end however if a charge like this would create issues on your credit card I would use paypal which confirms amount first prior to paying.

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