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How to install and active Bitdefender 2020

March 13, 2020

This article guides you to install and activate Bitdefender 2020 Product. If you have purchased a license key or just want to use the trial version, no difference.

Things to do before proceeding with the installation

1. Make sure your PC meets the system requirements.

2. ​Create a Bitdefender Central Account if you haven’t already.

3. ​Remove the previous version of Bitdefender product or other antivirus installed on your system. To ensure clean removal you can use a dedicated Bitdefender Removal Tool

4. For activating your Bitdefender subscription provide Bitdefender Total Security, Internet Security, and Antivirus Plus activation code.


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​Activating Bitdefender 2020 Subscription

To activate your Bitdefender subscription follow the steps below.

1. First, go to your Bitdefender Central.

2. Then click on the My Subscriptions panel.

3. Click the ACTIVATION CODE button. (Located on the top right corner of the screen.)

4.  Type the code in the corresponding field. Finally, click on ACTIVATE.

5. Finally, your subscription is activated. Close the pop-up window or click on PROTECT YOUR FIRST DEVICE to install Bitdefender.

​Installing Bitdefender 2020

1. Go to the Bitdefender Central account.

2. Go to My Devices, then click INSTALL PROTECTION.

3. In the Protect your devices window click Protect this device to install Bitdefender on your current PC. Then select the device owner from the list.

●  To install Bitdefender on other devices, select this option. Then select the owner of the device. 

You can choose to copy to clipboard the download link or SEND DOWNLOAD LINK. Enter the e-mail address of the recipient and click SEND EMAIL to send the download link via e-mail.

Note: the generated download link is valid for the next 24 hours only.

4. Wait for the download to complete, and then run the installer. This button will help you locate it in the browser.   

5.  Bitdefender first checks your system to validate the installation.

Downloading the installation files can take a long time, especially over slower internet connections.

If you have an unstable Internet connection, you can download the ​Bitdefender 2020 Offline Installer.

6. You have to agree with the Subscription Agreement. Also, Select the Language.

 7. Click INSTALL to launch the installation process of your Bitdefender product. Wait till the installation will be complete.

8. Click START USING BITDEFENDER to continue. In the Getting started window you can see details about your active subscription. Click FINISH to access the Bitdefender product. 


Bitdefender Total Security, Internet Security, and Antivirus Plus are integrated into one package.  After you add the subscription to the Central account, Bitdefender automatically changes the desktop application to match the subscribed product in your account.

Install and active Bitdefender 2020

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