How to Install Bitdefender?

September 15, 2019



Bitdefender can be installed by downloading the installation kit corresponding to the purchased subscription from Bitdefender Central. Once the installation process is complete, your product activated.


1. Access your Bitdefender Central account.

2. Go to the My Devices window.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you have an active Bitdefender subscription on your account.

How to activate your Bitdefender subscription

You can activate your subscription also by following these steps:

1. Go to Bitdefender Central by accessing central.bitdefender.com.

2. Click on the My Subscriptions panel, located on the left side of the window.

3. Click the ACTIVATION CODE button, then type the code in the corresponding field.

4. Finally, click on ACTIVATE.

5. Your subscription is now activated.

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NOTE: You do NOT have to type this activation code again when installing Bitdefender products from this account.

3. In My Devices, click INSTALL PROTECTION.

4. Choose one of the two available options.

5. Wait until the download is finished, then run the installer. You will see a download window and then you will see the main install window.

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6. You can choose your install language before proceeding with the installation.

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7. Click INSTALL to confirm your preferences and begin the installation. Wait for the installation to complete. A summary of the installation is displayed.

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NOTE: If any active malware was detected and removed during the installation, a system reboot may be required.

8. Click START USING Bitdefender to continue. In the Subscription plan window you can see details about your active subscription.

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9. Click FINISH to access the Bitdefender interface.

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How do I install Bitdefender on a second computer?

If the subscription you have purchased covers more than one computer, you can use your Bitdefender account to activate a second PC.

To install Bitdefender on a second computer:

1. Access Bitdefender Central.

2. Select the My Devices panel.

3. In the My Devices window, click INSTALL BITDEFENDER.

4. Choose one of the two available options:

Click the button and save the installation file.

• On another device

Select Windows to download your Bitdefender product, and then click CONTINUE. Type an e-mail address in the corresponding field, and click SEND.

5. Run the Bitdefender product you have downloaded. Wait until the installation process is completed and close the window.

The new device on which you have installed the Bitdefender product will appear in the Bitdefender Central dashboard. 

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