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With a simple step by step process, you can easily do the Bitdefender setup activation. A very competent antivirus software, Bitdefender offers complete security against online threats. You can protect one or many devices with a single Bitdefender license. But of course, it depends on your purchased subscription. After you have completed the Bitdefender setup activation, you can download the product via your central Bitdefender account and install it on your computer to enjoy the protection.

Pre-requisite for Bitdenfender setup activation

There are certain requirements that you must fullfill before you can activate your Bitdefender setup:

Activation code is a necessary component of any subscription-based product or service. Without it, you cannot redeem the services offered.

The same goes with Bitdefender setup activation. The moment you complete a purchase of any of a Bitdefender product, an activation code tied to your subscription is generated and sent to you via email. You have to input this code to activate Bitdefender subscription.

The activation code is sent right away after you pay for a Bitdefender product. Sometimes though due to some unexpected system errors, a delay might happen and you may receive your Bitdefender license key an hour later. But in any case, you will receive the email within 24 hours, and if it's taking any longer you should contact Bitdefender support.

Bitdefender central account

For any Bitdefender setup activation, you need a Bitdefender central account. It's a web-based portal for easy management of your subscription across all your devices where Bitdefender is installed. It gives you remote access to Bitdefender online features and enables the user to perform certain tasks on the systems directly from their central account dashboard. So before you proceed to activate your Bitdefender subscription you must first register a central account.

How to activate Bitdefender setup?

You must note that the Bitdefender product validity period starts with the purchase and not with the activation. But you can't use the product's features without the activation. So you must not delay the activation process or it will cause unnecessary wastage of the license period.

Bitdenfender setup activation

  • Enter the url central.Bitdefender.com in a browser and press enter. It will lead you to the Bitdefender central page.
  • On the left side of the window, you will find my subscription button. Click on it.
  • On the my subscription window, click on the Activate a service with the code button.
  • You will then be taken to a new page where you will be required to enter the license code. Type it in the given box.
  • Make sure, you enter it as you have received it in the email. Any wrong or missed entry will result in activation failure.
  • Copy and paste will be a better option than typing.
  • You must also note that an activation code can only be used once. If you are trying to renew Bitdefender subscription with an already redeemed license key, it won't work. You have to purchase a new one.
  • The system will now validate the key and then activate your Bitdefender license in the central account.

Bitdefender activation is only a one time process and the activation code is for single-use and a single central account. It will no longer be needed for installation and activation. Only after the activation process is successfully completed, you can proceed to download and install Bitdefender product on your computer.

One more point to note is, you may receive a "this key is already used to generate a subscription" message. In such case check your, "my subscription panel". Your subscription may be already activated in your central account.

Bitdefender License activation troubleshooting

If you are receiving an invalid code error, most probably you not entering the activation code correctly. You must check for any typos.

If you see an error message pop up, stating that the code is restricted in the region, it might be possible that you are trying to redeem the code from a region that does not come under the Bitdefender license. You may have traveled abroad. So wait till You have returned to your place of residence. If that is not the case contact Support.

If the Error message states that "the Subscription cant be activated from this account type", it means that the central account does not support that kind of Activation. It generally happens when Bitdefender small office Security is already active on your central and you are attempting to activate home Solutions. To avoid this error use a different central account.