Bitdefender 2020 Installation & Activation Guide

This guide will help you to Install and activate Bitdefender 20​20 Product line in case you have purchased a license key for the same or just want to use the trial version.​

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Install & Activate Bitdefender 2020

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​This section will cover all the steps needed to successfully install Bitdefender Products on your System. To avoid any errors during the installation, follow these steps very carefully.​

​If you have not yet purchased a subscription and just want to try it, do read our Bitdefender Total Security 20​20 review.

Don't have a license yet? Get the lowest price using our Bitdefender Total Security 2020 Coupon Codes.


Things to do before Installation

​Removing Mcafee Antivirus

​If Bitdefender is unable to install even after using Mcafee Removal, try solution below​:

  1. Download Mcafee Registry Removal. The password for zip file is: 123
  2. You should now have the 'McAfee.reg' file.
  3. Double-click on the 'McAfee.reg' file and select 'Yes' if the User Account Control window pops-up and also 'Yes' when you need to confirm the action.

​Installing Bitdefender 2020: Step-by-Step Guide

  • ​Login to your Bitdefender Central Account. As soon as you login, you will get options to perform.  Select "Try Bitdefender". Select the next option to install Bitdefender on the same device. Aditionally, You also get the option to download installer for Mac and Android.
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  • ​Once you have downloaded the setup file on your system, run it. This setup will install "Bitdefender Agent". The agent will initiate the application setup file download from Bitdefender servers and also install it. All you need to do is wait till the process is completed. It might take longer duration in your case if you have a slow system or an unstable internet connection.
Bitdefender 2019 installation complete

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

​Activating Bitdefender 2020 Subscription

​If you are using the trial version, upon installation from a new account, Bitdefender automatically activates a 30 Days fully functional Bitdefender 20​20 trial for you. We recommend you to fully use the trial version and have the benefit of 30 Free days. Once the trial is over, login to your Bitdefender Central Account.

  • ​Navigate to "My Subscriptions". In this section, you will see the option to add your license key. Click on the "Activation Code" button present on the top right corner of the screen.
add license to Bitdefender Central Account
  • ​Once you have added the License, the subscription will appear in the "My Subscriptions" area.
Bitdefender 2019 central account activation
  • ​Your desktop application logged in with same Central Account will reflect the subscription details. However, it might take some time to update the changes.
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​Installation for Antivirus Plus & Internet Security

​Do you have a different product Bitdefender security subscription like Internet Security 20​20 or Antivirus Plus 20​20? 

After the subscription is added to the Central account, Bitdefender automatically changes the desktop application to match the subscribed product in your account.

Activating on other devices or re-installation

​There can be ​a situation where you have to reinstall Bitdefender. All you need to do is login to your Central Account and install the application. Once it is installed you need to login it with Bitdefender Central account.

These steps also work in the same way for Mac and Android.

​How to Install Bitdefender VPN?

​There is no special method for the VPN installation. 

On the Bitdefender main application, you will get the option to install the VPN. Once you click to install the VPN, Bitdefender will download and install it for you.

​Activate Bitdefender VPN Premium

​You have to activate the unlimited premium VPN separately. The process is exactly the same for the VPN activation. You have to visit the "My Subscriptions" section in Bitdefender Central account and add your license.

Incase you do not have a VPN subscription, you can check our Bitdefender VPN Premium coupon section.


​Installing Bitdefender 20​20 version is easy. If you follow the steps carefully, there are very less chances that you will face any error.

If you face any difficulty in installing Bitdefender 20​20 products, do let us know in the comment section below.



    Sourojit is Executive Editor at Dealarious. Rumor says He is Computer Science Engineer; He neither accepts it nor denies it. Tech Explorer, Philosopher and a Storyteller.

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