Installing Avast Passwords

Avast Passwords is no longer available as a standalone product. However, you can continue to use Avast Passwords if it is already installed on your device. If you need to reinstall the standalone version of Avast Passwords, please contact Avast Support.

Avast Passwords is a password and data manager that allows you to securely store sensitive information in one place, and enables you to quickly fill in web forms and access your online accounts. Refer to the relevant instructions below to install Avast Passwords on your device.

Existing Avast Passwords customers can access the product as a component of Avast Antivirus. The instructions below explain how to install Avast Passwords via Avast Free Antivirus or Avast Premium Security.

If you have lost access to Avast Passwords after updating or reinstalling your Avast Antivirus, refer to the following article for instructions to gain access to Avast Passwords again:
If you already have Avast Security version 13 or lower installed on your Mac and you did not uncheck the download option for Avast Passwords during the Avast Security installation, then Avast Passwords is already installed on your Mac. Check your Applications folder for the Avast Passwords icon.

If you installed Avast Security version 14 or higher, or you do not use Avast Security, you can install Avast Passwords by following the instructions below.
Avast Passwords is no longer listed in Google Play Store. If you previously had the app installed on your Android device, you can reinstall Avast Passwords by following the instructions below.
Avast Passwords is no longer listed in the App Store. If you previously had the app installed on your iOS device, you can reinstall Avast Passwords by following the instructions below.

Install Avast Passwords

  1. Double-click the Avast Antivirus icon on your Windows desktop. The application opens.
  2. Go to MenuSettings.
  3. Click PrivacyPassword Manager.
    If you do not see the Password Manager option, ensure your Avast Antivirus is up to date. In some cases, you may need to restart your PC after updating Avast Antivirus for the Password Manager option to appear.
  4. Tick the box next to Show Avast Passwords.
  5. Select GeneralTroubleshooting.
  6. Click Add / Modify Components.
  7. Tick the box next to Passwords (old), then click Change.
  8. Click Yes to confirm the change.
  9. Click Done.
  10. Click the red X in the top-left corner to close the Settings screen.

Avast Passwords is now installed. If you have a subscription for the paid version of Avast Passwords, refer to the following article to activate your subscription:

  1. Click the button below to download the Avast Passwords setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your Mac (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder).
    Download Avast Passwords for Mac
  2. Double-click the downloaded setup file avast_passwords_installer.pkg.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Click Install.
  5. If prompted, use your Touch ID to grant permission for the installation, or click Use Password..., then enter your Administrator Password and click Install Software.
  6. Wait while setup installs Avast Passwords on your Mac, then click Close.
  7. Click Move to Trash.

Avast Passwords is now installed. If you have a subscription for the paid version of Avast Passwords, refer to the following article to activate your subscription:

  1. Tap the Google Play icon on the Home screen of your Android device.
  2. Tap ☰ (three lines) in the top-left corner.
  3. Select My apps & gamesLibrary.
  4. Tap Install next to Avast Passwords.

Avast Passwords is now installed.

  1. Tap the App Store icon on the Home screen of your iOS device.
  2. Tap the Account icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Select Purchased.
  4. Tap the cloud icon next to Avast Passwords.

Avast Passwords is now installed.

Troubleshooting

If you experience any installation issues:

  1. Ensure your Avast Antivirus is up to date. For instructions to check this, refer to the following article:
  2. Restart your PC, then try to install Avast Passwords again by following the exact steps in this article.

If, after installing the Avast Passwords component, you later find that Avast Passwords is no longer visible in the Privacy menu of your Avast Antivirus, refer to the following article for instructions to resolve the issue:

If you experience any installation issues:

  1. Ensure your Mac meets the minimum system requirements.
  • 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), Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan).
  • Intel based Mac with 64-bit processor.
  • 512 MB RAM or above (1 GB RAM or higher preferred).
  • 256 MB minimum hard disk free space.
  • Internet connection to download and activate the application.
  • Optimally standard screen resolution not less than 1024 x 768 pixels.
  1. Restart your Mac, then try to install Avast Passwords again by following the exact steps in this article.

If the issue persists, contact Avast Support.

If you experience any installation issues, ensure your Android device meets the minimum system requirements.

  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or higher
  • Internet connection to download and use the app

If the issue persists, contact Avast Support.

If you experience any installation issues, ensure your iOS device meets the minimum system requirements.

  • Apple iOS 10.3 or higher
  • Internet connection to download and use the app

If the issue persists, contact Avast Support.

Further recommendations

  • Avast Passwords 20.x for Windows
  • Avast Passwords 2.x for Mac
  • Avast Passwords 1.x for Android
  • Avast Passwords 1.x for iOS
     
  • Avast Premium Security 20.x for Windows
  • Avast Free Antivirus 20.x for Windows
  • Avast Premium Security 14.x for Mac
  • Avast Security 14.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 with Convenient Rollup Update, 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)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
     
  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or higher
     
  • Apple iOS 10.3 or higher

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