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AVG Password Protection for Windows - FAQs

Applies to

Products:

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

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

AVG Password Protection offers an additional security layer for your Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser by protecting your sensitive login data, notifying you about password leaks, and advising you about the security level of passwords stored in your browser.

What are the system requirements for AVG Password Protection?

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 not included with AVG AntiVirus FREE or AVG Internet Security (Multi-Device).

For more information about what is included in different AVG products, refer to the article below:

Is AVG Password Protection included with AVG Antivirus?

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.

For more information about what is included in different AVG products, refer to the article below:

How can I activate AVG Password Protection?

AVG Password Protection is activated automatically when you activate your paid Antivirus product. If you need to activate AVG Password Protection separately, or you experience activation issues, refer to the article below:

How do I open AVG Password Protection?

After activating AVG Password Protection, you can access the application using one of the methods below:

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

Click Scan for Weaknesses to check your selected browser for weak, duplicated, or leaked passwords, then follow on-screen instructions to resolve any found issues. For more information about using AVG Password Protection, refer to the article below:

What features does AVG Password Protection include?

AVG Password Protection includes the following features to help you protect your passwords:

  • Online Accounts Protection: Warns you if passwords stored in your browser have been leaked, then helps you easily change the relevant passwords.
  • Password Protection: Protects passwords stored in your browser from the unauthorized access.
  • Weak Password Scan: Scans for weak passwords stored in your browser, then helps you change them.
  • Duplicate Passwords: Scans your browser for any passwords that are used to access multiple accounts, then helps you easily change duplicated passwords.

Which browsers does AVG Password Protection support?

AVG Password Protection can only scan passwords stored in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

NOTE: AVG Password Protection only scans one browser at a time. When you click Scan For Weaknesses, AVG scans the browser currently marked as your Selected browser in the bottom-right corner of the main application screen. You can change your selected browser at any time via AVG Password Protection settings.

How can I change my selected browser?

AVG Password Protection only scans one browser at a time. When you click Scan For Weaknesses, AVG scans the browser currently marked as your Selected browser in the bottom-right corner of the main application screen. To change your selected browser:

  1. Open AVG Password Protection.
  2. Go to MenuSettings.
  3. Ensure Selected browser is selected in the left panel, and use the drop-down menu to choose the browser that AVG Password Protection scans (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox).

How can I make my passwords more secure?

  1. Open AVG Password Protection.
  2. Click Scan For Weaknesses to scan your selected browser for issues.
  3. Click Change password next to a detected issue to open the third-party webpage associated with the weak or leaked password.
  4. Create a new password using the password generator in the AVG dialog box that appears in the bottom-right corner. Click Copy to save the generated password to your clipboard.
  5. On the 3rd-party webpage associated with the weak or leaked password, follow on-screen instructions to change your password. When prompted, paste your created password by clicking in the relevant text box and pressing the Ctrl and V keys on your keyboard simultaneously.
  6. When the password is changed, click I've changed my password in the AVG dialog box to synchronize your changes.

Password Protection shows that the issue is resolved. Repeat the steps above for other found issues.

NOTE: A safe password contains at least eight characters, lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers and special characters, and isn't used to access any other accounts. These requirements may differ depending on the specific service.

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

How can I configure AVG Password Protection to automatically block or allow certain apps?

  1. Open AVG Password Protection and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Select Browser Passwords in the left panel.
  3. Click Block An App or Allow An App, navigate to the app's location, then click Open.

Your chosen app immediately appears on either the Blocked Apps or Allowed Apps list. Remove an app from either list by hovering your cursor over the app's panel and selecting the X icon that appears.

NOTE: By default, AVG Password Protection blocks all untrusted apps from accessing your passwords without notifying you. If you select Ask first in the Unknown apps menu at the top of the screen, AVG notifies you each time an untrusted app attempts to access your passwords and allows you to block or allow the interaction.

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