Activating Avast BreachGuard on Windows

After purchasing and installing Avast BreachGuard, you can immediately activate your subscription by logging in to Avast BreachGuard 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 you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard 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.

Before following the activation steps in this article, ensure the latest version of Avast BreachGuard is installed on your PC. For instructions, refer to the following article:

Activate Avast BreachGuard

Refer to instructions in the relevant section below to activate Avast BreachGuard by logging in with your existing Avast Account credentials, or by creating a new Avast Account using the email address you used to purchase Avast BreachGuard:

Log 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 Log In tab is selected.
  3. Enter the login credentials for the Avast Account 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 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.

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.

To activate Avast BreachGuard using an activation code:

  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 Log In tab.
  3. Enter the login credentials for your Avast Account, then click Log In.
  4. Enter your activation code into the text box (including hyphens), and click Activate.

Your Avast BreachGuard subscription is now active.

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, try reinstalling Avast BreachGuard then activating your subscription again using the exact steps in this article. For detailed reinstallation instructions, refer to the following articles:

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
  • 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

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