Backing up and restoring customized settings in Avast Antivirus

Avast Antivirus allows you to back up your customized program settings and restore them if necessary, for example, if you reinstall an operating system or upgrade your PC.

Back up customized settings

  1. Open the Avast user interface and select MenuSettings.
  2. Ensure the General tab is selected, then scroll to the bottom and click Back up settings.
  3. In the Back up settings dialog, select the components with customized settings that you want to back up, and click Continue.
  4. Select the location where you want to save the backup file, and click Save.
  5. Click OK when the Avast Information dialog indicates that you have successfully exported your customized settings.

Your customized settings are now stored in a backup file.

Restore customized settings

  1. Open the Avast user interface and select MenuSettings.
  2. Ensure the General tab is selected, then scroll to the bottom and click Restore settings.
  3. Select the previously saved backup file that you want to restore and click Open.
  4. In the Restore settings dialog, select the components with customized settings that you want to restore, and click Continue.
  5. Click OK when the Avast Information dialog indicates that you have successfully imported your customized settings.

Your customized settings are now restored. Some settings may not take effect until after you restart your computer.

  • Avast Ultimate 18.x
  • Avast Premier 18.x
  • Avast Internet Security 18.x
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 18.x
  • 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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