In case you want to change language in your Avast antivirus simply follow the instructions in this guide. As of today Avast offers amazing choice of 46 languages completely for free!

Full list includes Arabic, Belorussian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United States/United Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Pirate talk, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil/Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

1. Go to Language Settings

Open your Avast antivirus and navigate to settings (cog-wheel icon in the top right corner) » ‘General‘. In the ‘Language‘ drop down list check if the desired language is available. If not simply click on the ‘Install additional languages‘ link.

Avast 2016 Language Change – Language SettingsAvast 2016 Language Change – Language Settings

2. Select the Desired Language(s)

From the list of 46 languages select the one (or more) you want to install. You can easily switch between the installed languages. Once you’re done with the selection just click on the ‘OK‘ button.

Avast 2016 Language Change – Selecting Desired LanguageAvast 2016 Language Change – Selecting Desired Language


3. Let Program Install the Language(s)

Avast will now download and install the selected language(s). Please note the Internet connection is needed. Once the process finish click the ‘Done‘ button.

Avast 2016 Language Change – Installing Desired LanguageAvast 2016 Language Change – Installing Desired Language

4. Switch to Installed Language

Select the installed language from the drop-down list in the ‘General‘ settings and click on the ‘OK‘ button.

avast-2016-changing-language-installing-additional-selectionAvast 2016 Language Change – Switching Language

5. Program Language is Changed

That’s it and now your Avast antivirus language is changed.

Avast 2016 Language Change – DoneAvast 2016 Language Change – Done

Additional Notes

Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2017 screenshots in this article, these steps are also applicable for all Avast Antivirus solutions (i.e. also for Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, or Avast Premier) running the latest version available.

Steps are relevant for all Windows versions – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (including Anniversary Update).

Written by Paul B.

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

This article has 5 comments | Did we miss anything? Just let us know in the comments!

  1. Ira Lewis Reply

    I’m using Avast Free Antivirus version 12.3.2280 with Windows 10. The Avast language setting has only English installed, so a language other than English cannot be selected. Nevertheless, the Avast sidebar (which opens when the Avast icon in the toolbar is clicked) displays only Hebrew. If I delete the Hebrew keyboard from Windows 10, the Avast sidebar displays only blank spaces. How can I get the Avast sidebar to display English instead of Hebrew?

  2. Jesse Jenkins Reply

    My copy of Avast Mobile Security somehow changed from English to something that looks like Hungarian or Croatian. Naturally, I can’t figure out the menu to switch back!

    Do I simply uninstall and reinstall??

  3. johannes kingma Reply

    The installation program is not using the proper OS language setting. Instead of looking at Region/Formats/Format it should look at the CultureUIInfo.

    Please train your developers accordingly.

  4. Martin Lundmark Reply

    Avast! Free 2015 (10.7) does not seem to have these options. It has far fewer settings. Or am I missing something?

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