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Activating AVG BreachGuard

AVG BreachGuard is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. After purchasing and installing AVG BreachGuard, you can immediately activate your subscription by logging in to the application using an existing AVG Account that is linked to your AVG BreachGuard purchase. If you do not yet have an AVG Account, you can activate your subscription by entering the email address that you used to purchase AVG BreachGuard and using it to create a new AVG Account.

If your existing AVG Account is not linked to your AVG BreachGuard subscription, and you do not want to create an additional AVG Account, you can activate the application using an activation code.

Activate AVG BreachGuard

Refer to the relevant instructions below to activate AVG BreachGuard:

 

Sign in with an existing AVG Account

  1. Double-click the AVG BreachGuard icon on your Windows desktop to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to AVG Account screen appears, ensure the Sign In tab is selected.
  3. Enter the login credentials for the AVG Account that you used to purchase AVG BreachGuard, then click Sign In.

If your AVG Account is linked with a valid AVG BreachGuard subscription, the application activates automatically.

If AVG 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 AVG Account

  1. Double-click the AVG BreachGuard icon on your Windows desktop to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to AVG Account screen appears, select the Create Account tab.
  3. Enter the email address you used to purchase AVG BreachGuard, create a password for your new AVG 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 AVG with the subject Please verify your email.
  5. Click the Verify My Email link in the email.
  6. Click Continue in your web browser to confirm that your new AVG Account is created. The AVG Account dashboard loads.
  7. Return to the AVG BreachGuard user interface, and click Continue to confirm that your email address is now verified.

If your AVG Account is linked with a valid AVG BreachGuard subscription, the application activates automatically.

If AVG 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.

Refer to the relevant instructions below to activate AVG BreachGuard:

 

Log in with an existing AVG Account

  1. Double-click the AVG BreachGuard icon in your Applications folder to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to AVG BreachGuard screen appears, ensure the Log In tab is selected.
  3. Enter the login credentials for the AVG Account that you used to purchase AVG BreachGuard, then click Log In.

If your AVG Account is linked with a valid AVG BreachGuard subscription, the application activates automatically.

If AVG 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 AVG Account

  1. Double-click the AVG BreachGuard icon in your Applications folder to open the application.
  2. When the Connect to AVG BreachGuard screen appears, select the Create Account tab.
  3. Enter the email address you used to purchase AVG BreachGuard, create a password for your new AVG 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 AVG with the subject Please verify your email.
  5. Click the Verify My Email link in the email.
  6. Return to the AVG BreachGuard user interface, and click Continue to confirm that your email address is now verified.

If your AVG Account is linked with a valid AVG BreachGuard subscription, the application activates automatically.

If AVG 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.

Troubleshoot activation issues

If you experience any activation issues:

  1. Ensure you have correctly entered your activation code, including hyphens.
  2. Use our webform to resend your activation code to the email address you used to make the purchase, then activate your subscription again.
  3. In some cases, subscription synchronization may take up to 24 hours after purchase. If your subscription is still not active after this time, refer to the following article:

Further recommendations

To transfer your subscription to a different device, uninstall AVG BreachGuard before you activate your subscription on the alternative device. For reinstallation instructions, refer to the following articles:

For more information about AVG BreachGuard, refer to the following articles:

  • AVG BreachGuard 20.x for Windows
  • AVG BreachGuard 1.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, 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)

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