How to activate Avast BreachGuard | Avast

Activating an Avast BreachGuard subscription

Avast BreachGuard is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. After installing Avast BreachGuard, you need to activate your subscription before you can use the application.

Activate Avast BreachGuard

Select the relevant activation method below:

  • Sign in to an existing Avast Account: Sign in to the application with an existing Avast Account that is linked to your Avast BreachGuard purchase. Your subscription activates automatically.
  • Create a new Avast Account: Use the email address that you provided when you purchased Avast BreachGuard to create a new Avast Account. After you create the new Avast Account, your subscription activates automatically.
If you are not sure which email address you provided during the subscription purchase, we recommend entering your primary email address. If this email address is not linked to a valid Avast BreachGuard subscription, you are prompted to activate the application using an activation code instead.
 

Sign in to an existing Avast Account

  1. Double-click the Avast BreachGuard icon on your Windows desktop to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to Avast Account screen appears, ensure the Sign in tab is selected.
  3. Enter the login credentials for the Avast Account that is linked to the email address you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard, then click Sign in.

If your Avast Account is linked with a valid Avast BreachGuard subscription, the application activates automatically.

If Avast BreachGuard does not detect a valid subscription, you are prompted to activate the application using an activation code. Enter the activation code (including hyphens) into the text box, and click Activate.

Create a new Avast Account

  1. Double-click the Avast BreachGuard icon on your Windows desktop to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to Avast Account screen appears, select the Create account tab.
  3. Enter the email address you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard, create a password for your new Avast Account, then click Create account.
  4. If prompted, go to your email inbox and open the email from notification@emails.avast.com with the subject Please verify your email address.
  5. Click the Verify Email button in the email.
  6. Return to the Avast BreachGuard user interface, and click Continue to confirm that your email address is now verified.

If your email address is linked with a valid Avast BreachGuard subscription, the application activates automatically.

If Avast BreachGuard does not detect a valid subscription, you are prompted to activate the application using an activation code. Enter the activation code (including hyphens) into the text box, and click Activate.

Select the relevant activation method below:

  • Log in to an existing Avast Account: Log in to the application with an existing Avast Account that is linked to your Avast BreachGuard purchase. Your subscription activates automatically.
  • Create a new Avast Account: Use the email address that you provided when you purchased Avast BreachGuard to create a new Avast Account. After you create the new Avast Account, your subscription activates automatically.
If you are not sure which email address you provided during the subscription purchase, we recommend entering your primary email address. If this email address is not linked to a valid Avast BreachGuard subscription, you are prompted to activate the application using an activation code instead.
 

Log in to an existing Avast Account

  1. Click GoApplications in the Apple menu bar, then double-click the Avast BreachGuard icon to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to Avast BreachGuard screen appears, ensure the Log in tab is selected.
  3. Enter the login credentials for the Avast Account that is linked to the email address you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard, then click Log in.

If your Avast Account is linked with a valid Avast BreachGuard subscription, the application activates automatically.

If Avast BreachGuard does not detect a valid subscription, you are prompted to activate the application using an activation code. Enter the activation code (including hyphens) into the text box, and click Activate.

Create a new Avast Account

  1. Click GoApplications in the Apple menu bar, then double-click the Avast BreachGuard icon to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to Avast BreachGuard screen appears, select the Create account tab.
  3. Enter the email address you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard, create a password for your new Avast Account, then click Create account.
  4. If prompted, go to your email inbox and open the email from notification@emails.avast.com with the subject Please verify your email address.
  5. Click the Verify Email button in the email.
  6. Return to the Avast BreachGuard user interface, and click Continue to confirm that your email address is now verified.

If your Avast Account is linked with a valid Avast BreachGuard subscription, the application activates automatically.

If Avast BreachGuard does not detect a valid subscription, you are prompted to activate the application using an activation code. Enter the activation code (including hyphens) into the text box, and click Activate.

Troubleshoot activation issues

If you experience activation issues, review the information below, which explains how to resolve some of the most common activation issues.

  • Ensure that you are entering the credentials for the Avast Account that is linked to your Avast BreachGuard subscription. To verify this, sign in to your Avast Account in your web browser and click the Subscriptions tile to see a list of the linked subscriptions.
  • If your Avast BreachGuard subscription is not linked to an Avast Account, manually link the subscription to your Avast Account. For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:
  • If you are prompted to enter an activation code, retrieve it via your Avast Account. This excludes the possibility that the issue is caused by an incorrect activation code. For instructions, refer to the following article:

If you are still unable to activate your subscription, you can click the link below to open the Avast Technical Support form. After you submit the request, an Avast Support agent will contact you to help resolve the issue.

Further recommendations

To learn more about Avast BreachGuard, refer to the following articles:

For instructions on transferring your subscription to a new device, refer to the following article:

  • Avast BreachGuard 21.x for Windows
  • Avast BreachGuard 1.x for Mac
  • 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, 32 / 64-bit
     
  • Apple macOS 11.x (Big Sur)
  • Apple macOS 10.15.x (Catalina)
  • Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
  • Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
  • Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra)

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