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How to activate Panda Antivirus Pro 2012?

Information applies to:

Panda Antivirus Pro 2012

Operating systems
Windows XP (32-bit Edition)Windows Vista (32/64-bit Edition)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit Edition)

Activating your Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 is essential for you to enjoy the program daily updates, Tech Support Service and be able to send suspicious files to PandaLabs, among other features.

How to activate your product

You can activate your product through the activation wizard displayed when you restart your computer or open the program after having installed it, or through the pop-up reminders.

Follow the steps below:

  1. A windows is displayed with the following options:

    • Try it free for 30 days: A 30-day trial version.
    • Activate my pay version now: Release version. This is the default option. To activate it, enter the activation code you received on buying the product.
      • If you have bought the product in a store you will find this code attached to the product box or CD envelope.
      • If you have bought it on the Internet, you will have received this code via email after completing the purchase.
  2. Then, enter the following data:

    • Your email address (mandatory): Your client details will be sent to this address once you complete the activation process.
    • Your client number (optional): If you are already a Panda Security client, enter your client number.

      NOTE: If you can’t remember this data, refer to the Help article How can I get my client details: activation code, user name and password?
  3. Click Next.
  4. A connection is established with Panda’s server. Once the activation process finishes, the following message is displayed: Your Panda Antivirus Pro has been successfully activated.

    NOTE: If an error occurs during the activation process, refer to the Help article Which error codes could be returned when trying to activate my Panda Antivirus Pro 2012?
  5. Click Finish or Register if you want to register the product (optional). Registering the product will entitle you to the following additional benefits: 

    • Access to the personal clients area, where you can see your client details.
    • Downloads of the latest versions of the product.
    • Practical tips and tutorials.
    • Special discounts on renewing your product license.


Check the following video to follow the activation process through. 

Help nº- 20110920 70313 EN

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