Avast Passwords: FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
This article is about Avast Passwords installed on computers with Avast Antivirus. For information about Avast Passwords on mobile devices, please read the following article:
Features & Settings
What is Avast Passwords?
Passwords is an easy to use password manager. It securely stores your sensitive information and enables you to quickly log into your online accounts and complete web forms.
Many browsers offer to store your identity information, however, this is not very secure and can be easily hacked. When you use Avast Passwords you can quickly import any information stored in your browsers, and be sure it is stored with top of the line security.
Which operating systems does Passwords support?
You can also install and run Avast Passwords on any Android device running Android 4.1 or higher, Apple iPhone, or Apple iPod Touch running iOS 8 or higher. For more information, please read the following article:
What are the major features offered by Passwords?
Passwords offers several features to help you keep track of your passwords and sensitive data.
- Autofills forms and logins to save you time.
- Auto-captures passwords whenever you log into a new site.
- Generates secure passwords for you.
- Imports your passwords from your browsers.
- Syncs data for free across devices via your Avast Account.
Is Passwords more secure than storing my passwords in my browser?
Yes. When you store passwords in your browser, they are stored on your device along with the information necessary to decrypt them and are therefore easy to hack. Passwords stores your passwords with a much more secure level of encryption, and protects all your data with a password known only to you, so that your data remains safely hidden from any unauthorized access.
How do I start using Passwords?
Which browsers are supported?
Is Passwords included in all editions of Avast Antivirus?
How can I add or change passwords stored in Passwords?
How can I import passwords from browsers and other password managers?
We recommend to delete passwords from your browsers once they have been successfully imported to Passwords.
How can I export passwords from Avast Passwords?
How can I install the Passwords extension in my browsers?
How can I generate a secure password?
When you access a page containing a form for creating a password, a Passwords key icon is displayed near the password field. Click this button and select Create a new strong password to automatically generate a secure password. A new password is displayed. If you are satisfied, click OK. The password created is stored automatically for the website.
How can I specify how often my Master Password is required?
What additional features are available in the premium version?
Is Passwords available for all my devices?
Passwords is currently available for devices running Windows, OSX, Android and iOS.
For more information about Passwords for mobile devices, please read the following article:
Can I sync passwords for all my devices?
What is the benefit of connecting Passwords to my Avast Account?
When you connect Passwords to your Avast Account, your information is safely encrypted and ready to synchronize for easy access from any of your connected devices.
Additionally, a backup is created for your Passwords data. The backup can be restored in case you lose access to a device.
For instructions on how to create an Avast Account, please read the following article:
For more information about synchronization and restore, please read the following article:
How can I restore a Passwords backup?
Synchronization enables you to use your Passwords on all of your devices and creates a backup of your password data. If you no longer have access to any of the previously synchronized devices that can authorize your new device, restore a backup of your password data by following the steps in this article:
What should I do if I forgot my Master Password?
We do not store your Master Password locally or on any server, to ensure your privacy. This means that if you forget your main password, unfortunately there is no way to recover or reset it.
Why did Passwords stop autofilling the data in my browser?
The autofill feature needs to be enabled manually after you reboot your computer. If the Passwords extension icon on your browser's toolbar has a red lock , click the icon and type your Master Password to allow the extension to autofill your data.
- Avast Passwords
- Avast Premier 17.x
- Avast Internet Security 17.x
- Avast Pro Antivirus 17.x
- Avast Free Antivirus 17.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
- Apple Mac OS X 10.12.x (Sierra)
- Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
- Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)
- Apple Mac OS X 10.9.x (Mavericks)