Protecting Avast Antivirus with a password

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:

This password is not related to the Avast Account password or Master Password for the Avast Passwords feature.

Protect Avast Antivirus with a password

Follow the gif or steps below to password protect Avast Antvirus:

  1. Open Avast Antivirus and click MenuSettings.
  2. Ensure the General tab is selected, then click PasswordCreate New Password.
  3. Enter a password in the first box, re-enter the password in the second box, then click Create New Password.
  4. 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.

To change or remove your password, go to MenuSettingsGeneralPassword, then click Change Password or Remove password.
  • Avast Omni 21.x for Windows
  • Avast Premium Security 21.x for Windows
  • Avast Free Antivirus 21.x for Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1 with Convenient Rollup Update, 32 / 64-bit

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