If you will ever get to a situation, when your avast license/subscription is expiring soon, you need act fast. When Avast 2016 is expired, you will stop receiving automatic virus definitions updates, which makes your system unprotected against the latest threats.

To find you how long is your subscription valid, open your Avast interface, go to settings (cog wheel icon in the top right corner) » ‘Registration‘. There you will see your status which can be ‘You are registered.’ and how many days you have left, or ‘Your registration has expired!‘ if you have passed the expiration date.

Don’t worry, if your Avast registration has expired, and your protection has stopped, there is a simple way how to fix it and renew your subscription. You need to re-register yourself and get a new license for 1-year. Please see our registration guide ‘Register for the Free 1-Year License Key for Avast Antivirus 2016‘ for more details.

What To Do If Your Avast License/Subscription Is Expiring

Once your Avast protection will start expiring, you will start getting the following pop-up notifications with the message ‘Your Avast expires in X days – choose your protection‘. You basically need to select between the ‘Standard protection‘ (Free Antivirus) and ‘Complete protection’ (Internet Security).

Avast Free Antivirus 2016 Expiration Pop-up (Your Avast expires in X days)Avast Free Antivirus 2016 Expiration Pop-up (Your Avast expires in X days)

To renew your free protection click on the grey ‘Select‘ button. And continue with the registration process according to our guide ‘Register for the Free 1-Year License Key for Avast Antivirus 2016‘.

What To Do If Your Avast License/Subscription Has Expired

If you have missed the expiration date, your Avast has expired. That means you are no longer protected. When you get to this state, you will start seeing these pop-up notifications with the message ‘Your Avast protection has expired!‘.

Avast Free Antivirus 2016 Expiration Pop-up (Your Avast protection has expired)Avast Free Antivirus 2016 Expiration Pop-up (Your Avast protection has expired)

To renew your free protection click on the orange ‘Reactivate‘ button. And continue with the registration process according to our guide ‘Register for the Free 1-Year License Key for Avast Antivirus 2016‘.

If you have closed the expiration screen, you can also go directly to your Avast interface. Once opened you should see a red status ‘YOU ARE UNPROTECTED. Your program registration has expired. Please register‘. Like on the screen below.

Avast Free Antivirus 2016 Expiration User Interface (You are unprotected. Your program registration has expired)Avast Free Antivirus 2016 Expiration User Interface (You are unprotected. Your program registration has expired)

To renew your free protection click on the green ‘REGISTER‘ button, or grey ‘Please register’ link. And continue with the registration process according to our guide ‘Register for the Free 1-Year License Key for Avast Antivirus 2016‘.

What To Do If Your Paid Avast License/Subscription Has Expired

We have used Avast Free Antivirus 2016 screenshots in this article, and these steps are applicable only to the free version of Avast.

If you are running any of the premium versions (Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, or Premier), you need renew your paid or trial license. Alternatively you can get the free 60-day trial at our Free Downloads page.

Written by Paul B. | Team GetAvast.net

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 27 comments | Did we miss anything? Just let us know in the comments!

  1. Deyka Iglesias Reply

    I paid for a renewal via PayPal and did not receive the license code. On the “renew now” message there’s no place to enter it. What do I do?

  2. Pat Klink Reply

    I paid for one year of extra protection but it was removed from my computer. I feel ripped off when will it be downloaded back on?

  3. JOHN GRAHAM Reply

    hi i have paid 2 years subscription for avast hide me on the connect button i now am told get free time at the end of which i will be able to buy the programe.i have tried times to type in my id number but to no avail,

    PLEASE CAN YOU HELP

  4. Margaret Reply

    I downloaded the free trial of the Premier. Once it was done installing, it told me the free trial has expired. I haven’t even used it yet! I don’t know how to fix it.

  5. cyndy Reply

    Hello,i’m trying to renew my free avast antivirus but i cant find any “register now”option it only shows up the “buy now “option.how can i get back the free option please

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *