Why activate my device?
It is very important that you activate all devices when you add them to your network to prevent protection from lapsing. New devices will receive core, free protection for a limited period after the software is installed so that you have time to set up your network and choose the products you need.
Viewing and activating the device from the portal
Each device will be added to your management portal the next time it is connected to the internet after you install the Avast software. From the device details and on the dashboard, you are prompted to activate newly added device(s). Activate a single device by selecting the activate link next to the device when it is listed. Activate multiple devices by selecting the link at the bottom of the device list screen.
Activate device notifications
It is best to activate your devices straight away so that your whole network has the protection it needs. A follow up notification is sent to you after 21 days if the devices are not activated. Coverage will lapse after 30 days and you will receive a notification that your device is unprotected. Learn more about notifications.
Products to protect your device
When you activate your device you will be prompted to choose a protection product; free, basic protection or premium protection. Learn more about subscriptions.
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