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Here’s how to fix Abbyy Finereader activation failed error


If the Internet connection icon found in the Taskbar an exclamation sign next to it, it means that there are issues with your Internet connectivity.

To solve the issue, right-click on the Wi-Fi/Ethernet connection icon, and choose Troubleshoot problems.

Windows will open a troubleshooting window that will take you through a step-by-step guide. Follow the on-screen instructions and then check to see if the problem is resolved.


2. Change the firewall settings

Change the settings for Windows Defender

  1. Rick-click on Start button > Settings.settings win + X menu Abbyy Finereader activation failed
  2. Choose Update and Security.update & security Abbyy Finereader activation failed
  3. Choose Windows Security.windows security Abbyy Finereader can't activate
  4. Click on Firewall & network protection.
  5. In the Windows Defender Security settings window, click on Allow an app through firewall.allow an app through firewall Abbyy Finereader activation failed
  6. Click on Change Settings.change settings Abbyy Finereader activation failed
  7. Search for AbbyyFinereaderin the list, click on it, and check both boxes for Private and Public.

Note: If you can’t find Abbyy Finereader in the list above, choose the option Allow another app.. , and then browse your PC for the executable file.

Change the settings in third-party antivirus software

Depending on which brand and version of antivirus you’re using, the activation process of Abby Finereader can be affected.

To eliminate the possibility of this causing the issue, you can simply right-click the antivirus icon found in your Taskbar, and stop the protection services for a small amount of time.

After you’ve done this, it is recommended that you try activating Abby Finereader again, and see if the problem is solved.

If you’re looking for a fast and reliable antivirus that won’t interfere with your system in any way, you might want to try out Bitdefender.

Download Bitdefender Antivirus here


In this article we explored two methods that can help you fix Abbyy Finereader activation failed error for good, so be sure to try them both.

Also, feel free to let us know if these methods helped you by using the comment section below.


FAQ: Learn more about Abbyy Finereader and OCR software

  • Is Abbyy FineReader free?

It is not free but offers free trials. If you buy the software and encounter issues while activating it, use our guide on how to fix Abbyy Finereader activation failed error.

  • Which is the best OCR software?

There are multiple options available on the market. Take a look at our guide including the best OCR software for Windows 10.

  • What does Abbyy Finereader stand for?

Abbyy FineReader is software that provides OCR, document capture, and language software for both PC and mobile devices. Check our complete guide about the Abby Finereader tool.



This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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