Opening the Avast Antivirus user interface

After installing Avast Antivirus and restarting your PC, you are immediately protected. To access certain Avast Antivirus features, for example manual Antivirus scans, Virus Chest, or Settings, open the user interface by following the steps in the sections below:

Open the user interface

There are two ways to open the Avast user interface:

  1. Right-click the Avast system tray icon on your Windows taskbar, and select Open Avast user interface.
  2. Double-click the Windows desktop icon of the installed Avast Antivirus software.
  3. The main user interface of Avast Antivirus opens.

Navigate to settings

Avast Antivirus settings are configured to suit most users, however you can manually set your own preferences.

  1. Right-click the Avast system tray icon on your Windows taskbar, and select Open Avast user interface.
  2. Double-click the Windows desktop icon of the installed Avast Antivirus software.
  3. Click Settings in the main user interface of Avast Antivirus.
  4. The Settings window opens.
  • Avast Premier 17.x
  • Avast Internet Security 17.x
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 17.x
  • Avast Free Antivirus 17.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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