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Product activation

There are several methods available to activate your product. Availability of a specific activation scenario in the activation window may vary depending on the country and means of distribution (CD/DVD, ESET web page, etc.):

If you purchased a retail boxed version of the product or received an email with subscription details, activate your product by clicking Use a purchased activation key. The activation key must be entered as supplied for activation to be successful. The activation key is a unique string in the format XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX or XXXX-XXXXXXXX, which is used for identification of the subscription owner and for the activation. The activation key is usually located inside or on the backside of the product package.

After selecting Use ESET HOME account you will be asked to log in to your ESET HOME account.

If you do not have a subscription and want to buy one, click Purchase subscription. This will redirect you to the website of your local ESET distributor. ESET Windows home product subscriptions are not free.

You can change your product subscription at any time. To do so, click Help and support > Change subscription in the main program window. You will see the Public ID used to identify your subscription to ESET Support.

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