Avast 2016: Managing your expired Avast Antivirus subscription

How to manage your expired Avast Antivirus subscription

When your Avast Antivirus subscription has expired, your user interface displays the text You are unprotected.

You can either purchase a new license to continue using the software or manually switch back to Avast Free Antivirus.

Renewing your subscription

If you want to continue to use our premium software:

  1. Click Resolve all.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to either purchase a new subscription, or insert an activation code or license file.
For more information about inserting a license and activating your subscription, please read the following article:

Switching back to Avast Free Antivirus

  1. Navigate to the control panel by pressing the Win + X keys on your keyboard and select Programs and Features from the menu.
  2. Click your edition of Avast once, then select Change in the context menu.
  3. Click Switch to Avast Free Antivirus.
  4. A new window displays the udpate progress. When the update is complete, click Restart computer to save the changes.
After you restart your computer, you may be required to register to ensure that Avast Free Antivirus works properly. To register your Avast Free Antivirus, follow the steps in the article below:
  1. Navigate to the control panel by pressing the Win + X keys on your keyboard and select Programs and Features from the menu.
  2. Select your edition of Avast, then click Uninstall/Change in the bar above the listed programs.
  3. Click Switch to Avast Free Antivirus.
  4. A new window displays the udpate progress. When the update is complete, click Restart computer to save the changes.
After you restart your computer, you may be required to register to ensure that Avast Free Antivirus works properly. To register your Avast Free Antivirus, follow the steps in the article below:
  1. From the Start menu select Control Panel.
  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program if using Category view, ...or click Programs and Features if using Large/Small icons view.
  3. Select your edition of Avast by clicking it once, then click Uninstall/Change in the bar above the listed programs.
  4. Click Switch to Avast Free Antivirus.
  5. A new window displays the udpate progress. When the update is complete, click Restart computer to save the changes.
After you restart your computer, you may be required to register to ensure that Avast Free Antivirus works properly. To register your Avast Free Antivirus, follow the steps in the article below:
  1. From the Start menu select Control Panel, ...or select Settings and then click Control Panel if using the Classic Start Menu.
  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program if using Control Panel Home view, ...or double-click Programs and Features if using Classic view.
  3. Select your edition of Avast by clicking it once, then click Uninstall/Change in the bar above the listed programs.
  4. Click Switch to Avast Free Antivirus.
  5. A new window displays the udpate progress. When the update is complete, click Restart computer to save the changes.
After you restart your computer, you may be required to register to ensure that Avast Free Antivirus works properly. To register your Avast Free Antivirus, follow the steps in the article below:
  1. From the Start menu select Control Panel, ...or select Settings and then click Control Panel if using the Classic Start Menu.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs if using Category view, ...or double-click Add or Remove Programs if using Classic view.
  3. Select your edition of Avast by clicking it once, then click Change/Remove in the bottom-right corner of the highlighted selection.
  4. Click Switch to Avast Free Antivirus.
  5. A new window displays the udpate progress. When the update is complete, click Restart computer to save the changes.
After you restart your computer, you may be required to register to ensure that Avast Free Antivirus works properly. To register your Avast Free Antivirus, follow the steps in the article below:
  • Avast Premier 2016
  • Avast Internet Security 2016
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 2016
  • Avast Free Antivirus 2016
  • 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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