Avast Antivirus allows you to set a password to protect various areas of the application. If you have already created a password but are unable to remember it, refer to the following article:
Protect Avast Antivirus with a password
Follow the gif or steps below to password protect Avast Antvirus:
- Open Avast Antivirus and click
☰Menu ▸ Settings.
- Ensure the General tab is selected, then click Password ▸ Create New Password.
- Enter a password in the first box, re-enter the password in the second box, then click Create New Password.
- Select one of the following options:
- Require password to open Avast and access settings: enable password protection for opening Avast Antivirus and accessing Settings.
- Require password only to access settings: enable password protection only for accessing Settings within Avast Antivirus.
Your password is set. Now when you attempt to access the password-protected areas, you are required to enter your password and click OK, Enter.
☰Menu ▸ Settings ▸ General ▸ Password, then click Change Password or Remove password.
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