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Issues Downloading PCProtect on Windows


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Issues Downloading PCProtect on Windows


My PCProtect Download Won't Start or Stops

If your download does not start, or it stops, please follow these instructions

  • Wait and try again later
  • Check your internet connection is stable and restart your router
  • Check you have enough disk space on your computer
  • Right-click the download link and Save Link As - you will be able to change the place the file is saved (the file name should be PCProtect_Setup.exe)
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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on Windows


    My PCProtect Download Won't Open

    If you have downloaded PCProtect and it won't open, please follow these instructions:

  • Reboot your device and try again
  • Check that Windows is up-to-date
  • Check that you are your computer's admin - If you are not the computer's admin user please ask the admin for help
  • Re-download PCProtect

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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on Windows


    Where is My PCProtect Download

    The default location of files being downloaded on Windows is the downloads folder.

    Follow these instructions to find your PCProtect download:

  • Open the Start Menu
  • Search for File Explorer
  • Click Downloads under Pinned items
  • Look for PCProtect or PCProtect Setup
  • Can't find your PCProtect Download? Click here to re-download.


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    Issues Installing PCProtect on Windows


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    My Install File Will Not Open I Have an Error Message During Install The Installer Does Not Start or Finish


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    Issues Installing PCProtect on Windows


    My Install File Will Not Open

    If your download does not start, or it stops, please follow these instructions

  • Wait and try again later
  • Check your internet connection is stable and restart your router
  • Check you have enough disk space on your computer
  • Right-click the download link and Save Link As - you will be able to change the place the file is saved (the file name should be PCProtect_Setup.exe)
  • Try using a different browser

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    Issues Installing PCProtect on Windows


    I Have an Error Message During Install

    If you receive an error message during install it is most likely due to an issue with the operating system.

    To help solve your issue, please follow these steps:

  • Reboot your PC
  • Re-Download PCProtect
  • Check your device is fully updated

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    Issues Installing PCProtect on Windows


    The Installer Does Not Start or Finish

    If you have downloaded PCProtect and it won't open, please follow these instructions:

  • Reboot your device and try again
  • Check that Windows is up-to-date
  • Check that you are your computers admin - If you are not the computer's admin user please ask the admin for help
  • Re-download PCProtect

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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on Windows


    I Need Help Logging In

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    My Email is Invalid My Email or Password is Not Recognised


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on Windows


    My Email is Invalid

    We are sorry that you are having an issue logging into PCProtect. One of our agents will be happy to help solve your issue.


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on Windows


    My Email or Password is Not Recognized

    If your password is not recognized, click Reset Password

    My Email Is Wrong Reset Password


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on Windows


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    Contact us

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    Sign Up With PCProtect

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    Issues Activating PCProtect on Windows


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    Real-Time Protection Won't Enable Where Are My Paid Features? Help With Licenses


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    Issues Activating PCProtect on Windows

    Real-Time Protection Won't Enable

    Real-Time Protection runs in the background of your device and scans any file that you have downloaded, used, or opened. Real-Time Protection checks for virus-like behavior and will stop any suspicious activities, notifying you and stoping any files or malicious processes that could be harmful to your device.

    Uninstall Other Antivirus Applications

    If you have other Antivirus Applications installed with Real-Time Protection, they will end up working against each other and Real-Time Protection will not work.

    If you do not have any other Antivirus application installed go to step 5.

    To remove any other Antivirus Applications

    • Open Windows Start

    • Search for Add or remove programs

    • Go through the list and uninstall any other programs which are an Antivirus

    Uninstall PCProtect

    Now we have removed other Antivirus Applications, we can also remove PCProtect temporarily.

    • Type PCProtect in your Windows search bar

    • Right Click the PCProtect Application

    • Click Uninstall

    A new window should open with a list of applications.

    • Find PCProtect

    • Right click PCProtect

    • Click Uninstall / Change

    Restart Your PC

    Restarting the computer at this point will allow your system to fully uninstall and clean up after removing any software.

    Do this and continue with step .

    Reinstall PCProtect

    • Click Here To Download PCProtect
    • Open the Downloaded File within your browser

    • Click Yes to allow PCProtect to make changes to your device


    • Click Install

    • Wait for PCProtect to Install

    • Wait for PCProtect to Update


    Try enabling Real-Time Protection again. If it works, great! If not continue on.


    Uninstall Intel Rapid Storage

    • Open PCProtect

    • Click the Speedometer Icon

    • Click Application Uninstaller

    • Click Start Scan

    • Locate the Intel Rapid Storage application

    • Click the check box on the right-hand side

    • Click Uninstall Selected

    Uninstall PCProtect

    After removing Intel Rapid Storage, we need to also remove PCProtect temporarily.

    • Type PCProtect in your Windows search bar

    • Right Click the PCProtect Application

    • Click Uninstall

    A new window should open with a list of applications.

    • Find PCProtect

    • Right click PCProtect

    • Click Uninstall / Change

    Restart Your PC

    Restarting the computer at this point will allow your system to fully uninstall and clean up after removing any software.

    Do this and continue with step .

    Reinstall PCProtect

    • Click Here To Download PCProtect
    • Open the Downloaded File within your browser

    • Click Yes to allow
      to make changes to your device -

    • Click Install

    • Wait for PCProtect to Install

    • Wait for PCProtect to Update


    Try enabling Real-Time Protection again. If it works, great! If not continue on.


    Restart Background Services

    The background service PC Security Management Service may need to be enabled or restarted to fix your Real-Time Protection problem.

    To do so, follow these steps:

    • Click the Start/Windows button.

    • Type services.msc in the Windows search bar and click Run As Administrator

    • Right-click PC Security Management Service > Properties

    • Click on the Recovery Tab

    • Set First, Second and Subsequent Failures to Restart the Service

    • Click Apply > OK

    • Open the PCProtect application and click Enable Protection

    Try enabling Real-Time Protection again. If it works, great! If not continue on.


    Check Windows Defender is disabled

    On most modern-day Windows devices, Microsoft Defender will come preinstalled. Microsoft Defender will end up causing conflict with PCProtect and we would recommend disabling it. To disable Microsoft Defender follow these instructions:

    • Click the Windows icon/Start button

    • Click the settings cog

    • Click Update & Security

    • Click Windows Security

    • Click Virus & Threat Protection

    • Locate Microsoft Defender

    • Toggle Off Periodic Scanning


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    Issues Activating PCProtect on Windows


    Where Are My Paid Features?

    You may have downloaded the free version of PCProtect even though you have a paid subscription. As it is the free version of PCProtect you will not have access to your premium features. If you have a paid account, to access your premium features, you simply have to log in.

    To log in and activate your new features follow these instructions:

    Open PCProtect

  • Open PCProtect
  • Click Login button on the top right-hand corner
  • Enter Login Details

  • Enter your Email Address
  • Enter your Password
  • Click Login
  • You should now have access to all the features within your paid account.


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    Help With Licenses

    A license will be used every time you login for the first with your PCProtect subscription on a Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS device

    If you would like to purchase additional licenses you can do in our marketplace. Please allow up to 15 minutes for your licenses to activate on your account.

    If you would like to manage your licenses, you can do so by visiting our device dashboard. From here you will be able to:

  • Check which devices a license is applied to
  • Remove a license from a device
  • Add more devices
  • Check the device details
  • If you remove a license, the device will default to the free version of PCProtect


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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on macOS


    Where Can I Downlaod PCProtect?

    Click here to download PCProtect.


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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on macOS


    My PCProtect Download Won't Start or Stops

    If your download does not start, or it stops, please follow these instructions

  • Wait and try again later
  • Check your internet connection is stable and restart your router
  • Check you have enough disk space on your computer
  • Right-click the download link and Save Link As - you will be able to change the place the file is saved
  • Try using a different browser

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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on macOS


    My PCProtect Download Won't Open

    If you have downloaded PCProtect and it won't open, please follow these instructions:

  • Reboot your device and try again
  • Check that macOS is up-to-date
  • Check that you are your computer's admin - If you are not the computer's admin user please ask the admin for help
  • Re-download PCProtect

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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on macOS


    Where is My PCProtect Download

    The default location of files being downloaded on macOS is the downloads folder.

    Follow these instructions to find your PCProtect download:

  • Open Finder
  • Open the Downloads under favourites
  • Look for file PCProtect or PCProtect Setup
  • Can't find your PCProtect Download? Click here to re-download.


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    Issues Installing PCProtect on macOS


    I Need Help Installing

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    My Install File Will Not Open I Have an Error Message During Install The Installer Does Not Start or Finish


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    Issues Installing PCProtect on macOS


    My Install File Will Not Open

    If your download does not start, or it stops, please follow these instructions


  • Wait and try again later
  • Check your internet connection is stable and restart your router
  • Check you have enough disk space on your computer
  • Right-click the download link and Save Link As - you will be able to change the place the file is saved.
  • Try using a different browser

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    Issues Installing PCProtect on macOS


    I Have an Error Message During Install

    If you receive an error message during install it is most likely due to an issue with the operating system.

    To help solve your issue, please follow these steps:

  • Reboot your PC
  • Check Your Device is Fully Updated
  • Re-download PCProtect

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    I Have an Error Message During Install

    To help your further we would like to start a chat session with you. Please provide our agents the following information:


    Your operating system The error code A screenshot of the error


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    Issues Installing PCProtect on macOS


    The Installer Does Not Start or Finish

    If you have downloaded PCProtect and it won't open, please follow these instructions:

  • Reboot your device and try again
  • Check that Windows is up-to-date
  • Check that you are your computer's admin - If you are not the computer's admin user please ask the admin for help
  • Re-download PCProtect

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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on macOS


    I Need Help Logging In

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    My Email is Invalid My Email or Password is Not Recognised


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on macOS


    My Email is Invalid

    We are sorry that you are having an issue into PCProtect. One of our agents will be happy to help solve your issue.


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on macOS


    If your password is not recognized, click Reset Password

    My Email Is Wrong Reset Password


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    Contact us

    To help you further we would like to start a chat session with you. Please provide our agents with the email address associated with your account and they will be able to help you.


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on Windows


    Contact us

    To help you further we would like to start a chat session with you. Please provide our agents with the email address associated with your account and they will be able to help you.


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on Windows


    Sign Up With PCProtect

    Once you have signed up with PCProtect, you will be provided with log in details.


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    Issues Activating PCProtect on macOS


    I Need Help Activating The Software

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    Real-Time Protection Won't Enable Where Are My Paid Features? Help With Licenses


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    Issues Activating PCProtect on macOS


    Real-Time Protection Won't Enable

    When you first install PCProtect on Mac, you will need to set up Real-Time Protection. We have made this as simple as possible. To enable Real-Time Protection follow these instructions:


    Open PCProtect

    Open the PCProtect Application

  • Click Dashboard
  • Click Enable
  • Click Install
  • Open System Preferences
  • Allow Permisions

  • Click Open Security Preferences
  • Click the Lock Icon
  • Enter your Mac's Password
  • Click Unlock
  • Click Allow
  • Enable Real-Time Protection

    Go to the PCProtect Application

  • Click Next > Open System Preferences
  • Click PCProtect Real-Time Protection 5
  • Click Complete Setup

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    Where Are My Paid Features?

    You may have downloaded the free version of PCProtect even though you have a paid subscription. As it is the free version of PCProtect you will not have access to your premium features. If you have a paid account, to access your premium features, you simply have to log in.

    To log in and activate your new features follow these instructions:

    Open PCProtect

  • Open PCProtect
  • Click Login button on the top right-hand corner
  • Enter Login Details

  • Enter your Email Address
  • Enter your Password
  • Click Login
  • You should now have access to all the features within your paid account.


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    Issues Activating PCProtect on macOS


    Help With Licenses

    A license will be used every time you login for the first time with your PCProtect subscription on a Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS device

    If you would like to purchase additional licenses you can do in our marketplace. Please allow up to 15 minutes for your licenses to activate on your account.

    If you would like to manage your licenses, you can do so by visiting our device dashboard. From here you will be able to:

  • Check which devices a license is applied to
  • Remove a license from a device
  • Add more devices
  • Check the device details
  • If you remove a license, the device will default to the free version of PCProtect


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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on iOS


    I Need Help Downloading

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    Where Can I Download PCProtect? I Can't Download PCProtect


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    Where Can I Download PCProtect?

    Click here to download PCProtect. This will open the App Store on your device.


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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on iOS


    I Can't Download PCProtect

    PCProtect requires iOS 9.3 or above. For security we recommend you use the highest version of iOS your device supports.


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    Click here to download PCProtect. This will open the App Store on your device.


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    I Need Help Logging In

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    My Email is Invalid My Email or Password is Not Recognized


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    My Email is Invalid

    We are sorry that you are having an issue logging into PCProtect. One of our agents will be happy to help solve your issue.


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    My Email or Password is Not Recognized

    If your password is not recognized, click Reset Password

    My Email Is Wrong Reset Password


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on macOS


    Contact us

    To help you further we would like to start a chat session with you. Please provide our agents with the email address associated with your account and they will be able to help you.


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    Do you have a paid subscription?


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    Contact us

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    Sign Up With PCProtect

    Once you have signed up with PCProtect, you will be provided with log in details.


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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on Android


    Where Can I Download PCProtect?

    Click here on your Android device to download PCProtect. This will open the Play Store on your device.


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    Issues Downloading PCProtect on Android


    I Can't Download PCProtect

    PCProtect requires Android 5.0 or above. For security we recommend you use the highest version of Android your device supports.


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    Issues Installing PCProtect on Android


    I Need Help Installing

    Click here on your Android device to download PCProtect. This will open the Play Store on your device.


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on Android


    I Need Help Logging In

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    My Email is Invalid My Email or Password is Not Recognized


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on Android


    My Email is Invalid

    We are sorry that you are having an issue logging into PCProtect. One of our agents will be happy to help solve your issue.


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    My Email or Password is Not Recognized

    If your password is not recognized, click Reset Password

    My Email Is Wrong Reset Password


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    Issues Logging into PCProtect on macOS


    Contact us

    To help you further we would like to start a chat session with you. Please provide our agents with the email address associated with your account and they will be able to help you.


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    Do you have a paid subscription?


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    Contact us

    To help you further we would like to start a chat session with you. Please provide our agents with the email address associated with your account and they will be able to help you.


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    Sign Up With PCProtect

    Once you have signed up with PCProtect, you will be provided with log in details.


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