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Installing AVG Internet Security on Windows

AVG Internet Security is advanced security software that prevents viruses, spyware, and other malicious threats from infecting your PC. It additionally protects you and your private data against dangerous fake websites, ransomware, hackers, and spammers while you are online.

AVG Internet Security is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. This article contains instructions to install the application and either activate an existing subscription, or start a free-trial period.

Install AVG Internet Security

  1. Click the button below to download the AVG Internet Security setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your PC (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download AVG Internet Security
  2. Right-click the downloaded avg_internet_security_setup.exe setup file and choose Run as administrator from the context menu.
  3. If prompted for permission by the User Account Control dialog, click Yes.
If you are unable to authorize installation of AVG Internet Security, refer to the following article for advice:
  1. To change the default setup language, click the current language in the top-right corner of the screen. Then, click Install to proceed with default installation, or click Customize if you would like to make changes to the default setup.
  2. Wait while setup installs AVG Internet Security on your PC.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Select one of the options below:
    • Activate: If you purchased AVG Internet Security before installation, activate your paid subscription by either entering a valid activation code from an order confirmation email, or by logging in to the application using the AVG Account linked to the email address provided during purchase. For detailed activation instructions, refer to the following article:
    • Start Free Trial: If you do not yet have a paid AVG Internet Security subscription, start a free-trial period and enjoy access to all paid product features for a limited time period.
  5. Click Run First Scan to run a comprehensive Smart Scan and immediately check your PC for viruses, malware, bad browser add-ons, and other issues.

AVG Internet Security is now installed, but some components may not fully function until you restart your PC.


If you experience any installation issues:

  • Ensure your PC meets the minimum system requirements below and your Windows is up-to-date.
  • Windows 10 except Mobile and IoT Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8/8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP2 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit).
  • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE2 instructions); ARM-based devices are not supported.
  • 1 GB RAM or above.
  • 2 GB free space on the hard disk.
  • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain program updates and antivirus database.
  • Optimally standard screen resolution no less than 1024 x 768 pixels.

If the issue persists, contact AVG Support and provide installation log files. For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:

Further recommendations

For more information about the features available in AVG Internet Security, refer to the following article:

  • AVG Internet Security 20.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 2, 32 / 64-bit

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