Activating Avast BreachGuard

Avast BreachGuard is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. After installing Avast BreachGuard, you can immediately activate your subscription by logging in to the application with the existing Avast Account that is linked to your Avast BreachGuard purchase. If you do not yet have an Avast Account, you can activate your subscription by entering the email address that is linked to your Avast BreachGuard purchase, and using it to create a new Avast Account.

If your existing Avast Account is not linked to your Avast BreachGuard subscription, and you do not want to create an additional Avast Account, you can activate the application using an activation code.

Activate Avast BreachGuard

Refer to the relevant instructions below to activate Avast BreachGuard:

 

Sign in with an existing Avast Account

  1. Double-click the Avast BreachGuard icon on your Windows desktop to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to Avast Account screen appears, ensure the Sign In tab is selected.
  3. Enter the login credentials for the Avast Account you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard, then click Sign In.

If your Avast Account is linked 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. Enter the activation code into the text box (including hyphens), and click Activate.
 

Create an Avast Account

  1. Double-click the Avast BreachGuard icon on your Windows desktop to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to Avast Account screen appears, select the Create Account tab.
  3. Enter the email address you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard, create a password for your new Avast Account, then click Create Account.
  4. A screen appears prompting you to verify that the email address you provided is really yours. Go to your email inbox and open the email from Avast with the subject Please verify your email.
  5. Click the Verify Email link in the email.
  6. Return to the Avast BreachGuard user interface, and click Continue to confirm that your email address is now verified.

If your email address is linked 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. Enter the activation code into the text box (including hyphens), and click Activate.

Refer to the relevant instructions below to activate Avast BreachGuard:

 

Log in with an existing Avast Account

  1. Double-click the Avast BreachGuard icon in your Applications folder to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to Avast BreachGuard screen appears, ensure the Log In tab is selected.
  3. Enter the login credentials for the Avast Account that you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard, then click Log In.

If your Avast Account is linked 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. Enter the activation code into the text box (including hyphens), and click Activate.
 

Create an Avast Account

  1. Double-click the Avast BreachGuard icon in your Applications folder to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to Avast BreachGuard screen appears, select the Create Account tab.
  3. Enter the email address you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard, create a password for your new Avast Account, then click Create Account.
  4. A screen appears prompting you to verify that the email address you provided is really yours. Go to your email inbox and open the email from Avast with the subject Please verify your email.
  5. Click the Verify My Email link in the email.
  6. Return to the Avast BreachGuard user interface, and click Continue to confirm that your email address is now verified.

If your Avast Account is linked 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. Enter the activation code into the text box (including hyphens), and click Activate.

Troubleshoot activation issues

If you experience any activation issues:

  1. Ensure you have correctly entered your activation code, including hyphens.
  2. In some cases, subscription synchronization may take up to 24 hours after purchase. If your subscription is still not active after this time, refer to the following article:

Further recommendations

To transfer your subscription to a different PC, uninstall Avast BreachGuard from your PC before you activate your subscription on the alternative PC. For reinstallation instructions, refer to the following articles:

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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