Avast Antivirus: Password-protect Avast Antivirus settings

How to password-protect Avast Antivirus settings

Avast Antivirus allows you to set a password to protect various areas of the program. If you lose or forget your password, you can regain access to your settings by following the steps in the article below:

Set a password in Avast Antivirus

To protect access to your settings with a password:

  1. Open the Avast user interface and click Settings.
  2. In General, scroll to Password and click the arrow to expand the section.
  3. Tick the box next to Protect Avast with a password... ...then select a password and enter it twice.
  4. Under Protected Areas, specify which areas of Avast you want to be password-protected by ticking the appropriate boxes.
    • General program access: open the user interface.
    • Program settings: access all program settings when clicking the Settings icon from the main menu.
    • Protection control: turn on/off the real-time protection shields.
    • Protection settings: access the settings for the real-time protection shields.
    • Scan control: access the controls used to stop or start a scan.
    • Scan settings: access the settings that determine the various scan parameters.
    • Update control: update or change update settings for the program and virus definitions.
    • Virus Chest control: access the controls used to work with files in the Virus Chest.
    • Backup/Restore of Avast settings: back up and restore your Avast settings.
    • Firewall settings: access all settings related to the firewall.
  5. Click OK to save changes.
  • Avast Premier 12.x
  • Avast Internet Security 12.x
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 12.x
  • Avast Free Antivirus 12.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education
  • 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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