After installing or upgrading to a paid Avast product, you may need to activate your subscription by entering a valid activation code (sometimes called a subscription code or license key) into the application.
Follow the instructions in this article to find your activation code in one of the following places:
- Order confirmation email: Purchases made online from the official Avast website receive an order confirmation email that contains your activation code.
- Avast Account: Purchases made online from the official Avast website are automatically linked to the Avast Account that is linked to the email address you provided at checkout. Your activation code is visible when you click the Subscriptions tile.
- An already activated Avast product: When an Avast product is already activated, your activation code is usually visible within the product. This is useful if your subscription is valid for multiple devices and you want to enter your activation code on a new device.
- Activation card: Purchases made in a retail store or from a third-party reseller (such as Staples or Amazon) come in an Avast box or plastic case that contains a printed card with your activation code.
Order confirmation email
To find your activation code in an order confirmation email:
- Open the order confirmation email that you received from email@example.com (or in some cases, firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Scroll to the Your products section. The activation code is visible under Your activation code.
To find your activation code in your Avast Account:
- Sign in to your Avast Account using the link below:
- Click the Subscriptions tile.
- The activation code for each subscription is visible next to Activation code.
An Avast product
To find your activation code, follow the relevant instructions below according to your device and product:
If you have an Avast box or plastic case containing an activation card, your activation code is printed on the instructions side of the card.
If you are unable to locate your activation code using the methods above, contact Avast Support for further assistance.
For detailed instructions on how to activate your Avast product, refer to the relevant article below:
- Avast Premium Security | Avast Mobile Security Premium | Avast SecureLine VPN | Avast Cleanup Premium | Avast AntiTrack | Avast Driver Updater | Avast BreachGuard | Avast Battery Saver
- All paid Avast software products
- All supported operating systems