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Activating AVG Password Protection

Applies to

Products:

  • AVG Internet Security 19.x
  • AVG AntiVirus FREE 19.x
  • AVG Password Protection

Operating systems:

  • 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

To use AVG Password Protection, your system must meet the following requirements:

  • AVG Internet Security or AVG AntiVirus FREE must be installed on your PC.
  • You can enable and run AVG Password Protection on the following systems:
    • Microsoft Windows 10 (any Edition except RT or Starter, 32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 8 / 8.1 (any Edition except RT or Starter, 32-bit or 64-bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or higher (any Edition, 32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Google Chrome and / or Mozilla Firefox must be installed on your PC.

NOTE: AVG Password Protection is automatically installed with AVG Internet Security, and AVG AntiVirus FREE. However, AVG Password Protection is a separate product, which requires a separate, paid subscription to use.

Activate AVG Password Protection

If purchase AVG Password Protection at the same time as you purchase a paid AVG Antivirus subscription, the product installs and activates automatically when you activate AVG Internet Security.

For instructions to activate AVG Internet Security, refer to the article below:

If you need to activate AVG Password Protection separately, refer to steps below to activate AVG Password Protection using either your AVG Account credentials or a valid activation code:

AVG Account

  1. Open the AVG Antivirus user interface.
  2. Go to My AVGMy Subscription.
  3. Click Log in to your AVG Account.
  4. Enter credentials for the AVG Account linked to the purchase of AVG Password Protection and click Log In.
  5. Your subscription is activated. Click Continue to return to the My Subscription screen.

After activation, your subscription details are visible on the My Subscription screen under Subscriptions on this PC.


Activation code

Your activation code can be located in a number of different places depending on the purchase method. For example, in an order confirmation email, on an activation card, or within another AVG product. For instructions on how to locate your activation code, refer to the following article:

To activate AVG Password Protection with a valid activation code:

  1. Open the AVG Antivirus user interface.
  2. Go to My AVGMy Subscription.
  3. Click Enter a valid activation code.
  4. Type your valid activation code and click Enter.
  5. Your subscription is activated. Click Continue to return to the My Subscription screen.

After activation, your subscription details are visible on the My Subscription screen under Subscriptions on this PC.


Open the AVG Password Protection user interface

The AVG Password Protection user interface is accessible using either of the methods below:

  • (A): Double-click the AVG Password Protection icon on your Windows desktop.
  • (B): Open the AVG Antivirus user interface and go to My AVGPassword Protection.

Further recommendations

For more information about using AVG Password Protection, refer to the article below:

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