Avast Antivirus: Upgrading from an older version of Avast Premier

How to upgrade to Avast Premier from an older version

If you are running an older version of Avast Premier and the subscription is still valid, you can upgrade to Avast Premier for free.

Before you begin please ensure that you are logged into Windows with administrator permissions and all other programs in Windows are closed.

  1. Right-click on the Avast icon in the system tray. In the context menu, scroll over Update and then select Program.
  2. The progress bar shows you the overall completion of the Program update.
  3. When the update is complete you are asked to restart your computer. Click Yes to reboot immediately.
  4. When the computer restarts an information screen appears about the new version.

Avast Premier is then updated to the latest version. Your protection is valid for the remaining period of your subscription.

For instructions to activate your subscription, please read the following articles:

  1. Right-click on the Avast icon in the system tray. In the context menu, scroll over Update and then select Program.
  2. The progress bar shows you the overall completion of the Program update.
  3. When the update is complete you are asked to restart your computer. Click Yes to reboot immediately.
  4. When the computer restarts an information screen appears about the new version.

Avast Premier is then updated to the latest version. Your protection is valid for the remaining period of your subscription.

For instructions to activate your subscription, please read the following articles:

  • Avast Premier 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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