Activating Avast Free Antivirus

It is no longer necessary to register your Avast Free Antivirus as your initial free license automatically activates after installation. When your free license expires, you can let the program automatically renew it. Alternatively, you can manually activate your 1-year license by following the steps in this article.

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

Activate Avast Free Antivirus

  1. Right-click the Avast icon in your system tray and select Registration information.
  2. On the My licenses screen, click the Upgrade now button next to Avast Free Antivirus in the list located under Licenses on this PC.
  3. Click Select in the Avast Free Antivirus column.
  4. Click the X icon on the new screen that appears to return to the My licenses screen.

Your Avast Free Antivirus license is now activated for one year. The expiration date of your license appears under Licenses on this PC.

When your license expires, you can let the program automatically renew it or manually activate your license again using the steps above.

  • Avast Free Antivirus 18.x
  • 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
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 2, 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition - Service Pack 3, 32-bit

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