Installing Avast BreachGuard

Avast BreachGuard is an advanced privacy solution that prevents your personal information from being exploited online for profit.

Avast BreachGuard is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. This article contains instructions to install Avast BreachGuard before activating your subscription.

Install Avast BreachGuard

  1. Click the button below to download the Avast BreachGuard setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your PC (by default, all downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download Avast BreachGuard for Windows
  2. Right-click the downloaded setup file avast_breachguard_setup.exe and select Run as administrator from the context menu.
  3. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
If you are unable to authorize installation of Avast BreachGuard, refer to the following article for advice:
  1. Click Install Now on the welcome screen to begin installation.
  2. Wait while the Install Manager installs Avast BreachGuard on your PC.
  3. When the Connect to Avast Account screen appears, select the relevant tab:
    • Sign In: If you already have an Avast Account, enter your existing login credentials and click Sign In. If you have multiple Avast Accounts, ensure you enter the credentials that are linked to your Avast BreachGuard purchase.
    • Create Account: If you do not yet have an Avast Account, create one by entering the email address linked to your Avast BreachGuard purchase. Enter a password for your new Avast Account, then click Create Account.
  1. Click the button below to download the Avast BreachGuard setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your Mac (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download Avast BreachGuard for Mac
  2. Double-click the downloaded setup file avast-breachguard.dmg.
  3. Click the Avast BreachGuard icon and drag it to the Applications folder.
  4. Open your Applications folder and double-click the Avast BreachGuard icon.
  5. When the Connect to Avast BreachGuard screen appears, select the relevant tab:
    • Log In: If you already have an Avast Account, enter your existing login credentials and click Log In. If you have multiple Avast Accounts, ensure you enter the credentials that are linked to your Avast BreachGuard purchase.
    • Create Account: If you do not yet have an Avast Account, create one by entering the email address linked to your Avast BreachGuard purchase. Enter a password for your new Avast Account, then click Create Account.
You may need to verify the email address that you provide. You can do this via the verification email from Avast with the subject Please verify your email.

If your email address is associated 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.

For detailed instructions to activate your Avast BreachGuard subscription, refer to the following article:

Avast BreachGuard is now installed and activated.

Troubleshooting

If you experience any installation issues:

  1. Ensure your PC meets the minimum system requirements below and your Windows is up to date.
  • Windows 10; Windows 8/8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit)
  • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE2 instructions)
  • 1 GB RAM or above
  • 500 MB free space on the hard disk
  • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain application updates
  • Optimally standard screen resolution no less than 1024 x 768 pixels
  1. If you use third-party antivirus software, try temporarily disabling your protection (this applies only if you do not use Avast AntiVirus). For more information, refer to the following article:
  2. Restart your PC, and try again to install Avast BreachGuard by following the exact steps in this article.

If the issue persists, contact Avast Support.

If you experience any installation issues:

  1. Ensure your Mac meets the minimum system requirements below.
  • 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)
  • Intel based Mac with 64-bit processor
  • 512 MB RAM or above
  • 300 MB minimum hard disk free space
  • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain application updates
  • Optimally standard screen resolution no less than 1024 x 768 pixels
  1. Restart your Mac, and try again to install Avast BreachGuard by following the exact steps in this article.

If the issue persists, contact Avast Support.

Further recommendations

For more information about Avast BreachGuard, refer to the following articles:

  • Avast BreachGuard 20.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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