Activating Avast Premium Security on Windows

Avast Premium Security is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. After installing Avast Premium Security, you may need to manually activate your subscription using a valid activation code or your Avast Account.

Before following the activation steps in this article, ensure the latest version of Avast Premium Security is installed on your PC. For instructions, refer to the following article:

Activate Avast Premium Security

To activate Avast Premium Security using an activation code:

  1. Open the Avast user interface and go to MenuEnter activation code.
  2. Type or paste your activation code (including hyphens) into the text box, then click Enter.
  3. Check your subscription details, then click Continue.

To activate Avast Premium Security using your Avast Account:

  1. Open the Avast user interface and go to MenuSign In.
  2. Enter the Avast Account credentials that are linked to the email address you used to purchase Avast Premium Security, then click Sign In. Alternatively, select the Create Account tab to create a new Avast Account.
  3. Check your subscription details, then click Continue.

Your Avast Premium Security subscription is now active. Your subscription details are visible via MenuMy SubscriptionsSubscriptions on this PC.

Troubleshoot activation issues

If you experience any activation issues:

  1. Ensure you have correctly entered your activation code, including hyphens.
  2. If activation using your activation code still doesn't work, try following the instructions to activate using your Avast Account.
  3. Check that your Avast Account is linked to the email address that you used to purchase Avast Premium Security. If you used a different email address for purchase, you can add this email address to your Avast Account. For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:
  4. In some cases, subscription synchronization may take up to 24 hours after purchase. If your subscription is still not active after this time, refer to the following article:

Further recommendations

To learn more about Avast Premium Security, refer to the following article:

 

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

  • Avast Premium Security 20.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 2, 32 / 64-bit

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