Avast 2015: Inserting the license file into Avast Pro Antivirus

How to insert the license file into Avast Pro Antivirus 2015

After purchasing Avast Pro Antivirus 2015 an order confirmation e-mail with your license file attached is sent to the e-mail address entered in the purchase form. The following instructions for inserting the license assume that the software is already installed on your computer. There are two possible methods:

Note:
You can request a copy of your purchased license using this webform using the e-mail address provided during the Avast Pro Antivirus 2015 purchase.

If you received an activation code instead of a license file, follow the activation procedure described in the article:

Automatic activation with a license file for Avast Pro Antivirus 2015

Automatic license insertion is the simplest method to activate Avast Pro Antivirus 2015.

  1. Open the e-mail containing your license file and open the attached file License.avastlic.

    The method varies depending on your mail client software, e.g. double-click the attached file, or right-click on the file and select open, or select the option open attachments, etc.
    Figure I

    Note:
    If you are unable to open the file directly from your email, you can instead save the file License.avastlic to your computer and then open it.
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  2. When the file opens, a dialog box appears. Click Yes to insert the license file with the subscription details displayed.
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    A confirmation will appear. Just click OK.

  3. To double-check that the subscription is activated, right-click on the Avast orange ball icon in the system tray and select Subscription information from the menu.
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    The Your Subscription screen appears. Check if your Subscription status is ACTIVE and the validity date is correct.
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Avast Pro Antivirus 2015 is then activated for the remaining duration of the license period. At the end of the license period, you must purchase and insert a new license file to continue your protection.



Manual activation with a license file for Avast Pro Antivirus 2015

An alternative, manual procedure is available when the automatic method cannot be completed for some reason, e.g. if the system doesn't recognize the *.avastlic file extension, or if an error message appears.

  1. Open the e-mail containing your license file and save the attached file License.avastlic on your computer.

    The method varies depending on your mail client software, e.g. right-click on the file and select Save as, or select the option download attachments, etc.
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    We recommend to save the file on your Windows Desktop so you can easily locate it later.
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  2. Right-click on the Avast orange ball icon in the system tray and select Subscription information from the menu.
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  3. Your Subscription screen will appear. Click the Insert license file button.
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  4. A dialog window appears. Locate the file License.avastlic where you saved it in step 1., and click Open.
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  5. When the file opens, a dialog box appears. Click Yes to insert the license file with the subscription details displayed.
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    A confirmation will appear. Just click OK.

  6. On the Your Subscription screen you can check if your Subscription status is ACTIVE and the validity date is correct.
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Avast Pro Antivirus 2015 is then activated for the remaining duration of the license period. At the end of the license period, you must purchase and insert a new license file to continue your protection.



Conditions

Avast Pro Antivirus 2015

Operating systems:


Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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