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 Avast user interface

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

Open the Avast settings

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

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

  • 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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