Activating Shavlik Protect

Until you activate Shavlik Protect you are very limited in the actions you are allowed to perform. You activate the program by entering one or more activation keys. To activate Shavlik Protect:

  1. If you have an electronic copy of your license key(s) copy it to your computer's clipboard.

Your license key is typically sent to you in an e-mail from Shavlik when you purchase the product.

  1. From the Shavlik Protect menu select Help > Enter/refresh license key.

The Activation dialog is displayed.

  1. (Optional) If you didn't copy the key into your computer's clipboard until after you launched this dialog, click Paste.

You can also manually type your activation key if you prefer.

  1. (Optional) If your organization uses a proxy server, click Configure proxy and provide the credentials necessary for the activation process to reach the activation server.

Tip: If you are required to enter a user name and password each time you launch your browser and access the Internet, it typically means you are using a proxy server.

If You Have an Internet Connection

  1. Select an activation mode.

  1. Verify that your activation key(s) is specified in the Enter your activation key(s) box.

If not, copy your key(s) to your computer's clipboard and then click Paste.

  1. Select Online activation.

  1. Click Activate online now.

If the activation is successful the message Protect product activation successfully completed is displayed near the bottom of the dialog.

  1. Click Close.

If You Do Not Have an Internet Connection (Disconnected Network Mode)

  1. Select an activation mode (either Product or bundle license or Trial mode).

  2. Paste or type your key into the Enter your activation key(s) box.

  3. Select Manual activation.

  4. Click Create request.

An XML file named LicenseInfo.xml is generated and saved to the desktop of your console computer. This file contains the information needed to make an offline activation request.

  1. Move the XML file to a computer that has an Internet connection.

  2. On the Internet-connected computer, open a browser and go to

  3. Upload the LicenseInfo.xml file.

The web portal will process the license information and generate a license file.

  1. Download the processed license file and move it to the console computer.

  1. Within Shavlik Protect, select Help > Enter/refresh license key.

  1. On the Shavlik Protect Activation dialog click Import manual license.

  2. Go to the location of the processed license file and then click Open.

Shavlik Protect will process the file and the program will be activated.

    Tracking Your License

    You can easily find out information about your license by selecting Help > About Shavlik Protect. For more information see How Licenses are Tracked.