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AVASTLIC File Extension

Avast! License Format
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    AVAST Software
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What is AVASTLIC file?

File with AVASTLIC extension contains license data used by commercial versions of Avast! antivirus software. It holds information about the user’s subscription and Avast authentication data, such as:

  • product name,
  • username,
  • license expiration date.

Obtaining and installing license files

User that have obtained software license online usually receive AVASTLIC files as an email attachment. License file can be installed by double-clicking the file. After succesful installation, information about the subscription can be viewed in the program’s main menu. License file default name is License.avastlic. However, some Avast! Software versions store this file as License.dat – the file contains license key that needs to be copied manually.

Programs which support AVASTLIC file extension

Programs that can handle AVASTLIC files are as follows. Files with AVASTLIC extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support AVASTLIC file

Updated: 01/08/2020

How to open file with AVASTLIC extension?

Problems with accessing AVASTLIC may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with AVASTLIC extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the avast! Antivirus

Install software to open AVASTLIC file Problems with opening and working with AVASTLIC files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with AVASTLIC files being present on your machine. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing avast! Antivirus or different compatible program, such as avast! Internet Security. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download avast! Antivirus installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit AVAST Software a.s. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update avast! Antivirus to the latest version

Update software that support file extension AVASTLICIf you already have avast! Antivirus installed on your systems and AVASTLIC files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of avast! Antivirus installed, it may not support AVASTLIC format. The most recent version of avast! Antivirus is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate Avast! License Format files with avast! Antivirus

After installing avast! Antivirus (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open AVASTLIC files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Associate software with AVASTLIC file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the AVASTLIC with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where avast! Antivirus is installed, check the Always use this app to open AVASTLIC files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with AVASTLIC file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected AVASTLIC file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • Select avast! Antivirus and click Change for all...
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AVASTLIC extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the AVASTLIC for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper AVASTLIC file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

Check AVASTLIC file for viruses
1. Check the AVASTLIC file for viruses or malware

Should it happed that the AVASTLIC is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. AVASTLIC file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic AVASTLIC file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with AVASTLIC extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle avast! Antivirus

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support AVASTLIC files. Close all running programs and try opening the AVASTLIC file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Avast! License Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with AVASTLIC files affecting older versions of given software.

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