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Activating AVG AntiVirus FREE on Windows

It is no longer necessary to register AVG AntiVirus FREE, as your initial free subscription automatically activates after installation. Refer to the relevant sections in this article to install AVG AntiVirus FREE, check your activated subscription, or upgrade to AVG Internet Security.

Install AVG AntiVirus FREE

Before checking your activated subscription, ensure that the latest version of AVG AntiVirus FREE is installed on your PC.

For detailed installation instructions, refer to the following article:

Check your subscription

AVG AntiVirus FREE activates automatically when the application is installed on your PC. You can check which subscriptions are active at any time:

  1. Open the AVG AntiVirus FREE user interface and go to MenuMy Subscription.
  2. Scroll to Subscriptions on this PC and click the down arrow on the AVG AntiVirus FREE panel.
  3. In this section, you can check the following details:
    • Active: the green ACTIVE marker shows which subscriptions are active on your PC.
    • Subscription: shows the activation code for an active product.

Upgrade to AVG Internet Security

If you want to unlock additional premium features, upgrade from AVG AntiVirus FREE to AVG Internet Security. To learn more about the additional features available in AVG Internet Security, refer to the following article:

You can upgrade to AVG Internet Security from either AVG AntiVirus FREE, or from a free-trial version of AVG Internet Security. Alternatively, you can activate an existing subscription for AVG Internet Security.

Upgrade from AVG AntiVirus FREE

  1. Open the AVG AntiVirus FREE user interface and go to MenuMy Subscription.
  2. Scroll to Subscriptions on this PC and click Upgrade Now in the AVG AntiVirus FREE panel.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the purchase and download AVG Internet Security. If prompted, restart your PC.

AVG Internet Security is now installed, activated, and ready to use. It is not necessary to uninstall AVG AntiVirus FREE.

Upgrade from a free-trial version of AVG Internet Security

When you install AVG AntiVirus FREE, you can optionally activate a free-trial version of AVG Internet Security. This free trial gives you access to all of the features included in AVG Internet Security for a limited time period. To purchase a subscription for AVG Internet Security during the free-trial period:

  1. Open the AVG Internet Security user interface and go to MenuMy Subscription.
  2. Scroll to Subscriptions on this PC and click Buy Now in the AVG Internet Security panel.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the purchase and download AVG Internet Security. If prompted, restart your PC.

AVG Internet Security is now installed, activated, and ready to use. It is not necessary to uninstall and reinstall the application.

Activate an existing subscription

If you have already purchased AVG Internet Security, activate your existin subscription using one of the options below:

  • AVG Account: Activate AVG Internet Security by signing in to the application with your AVG Account that is linked to the email address you provided during the subscription purchase. Click MenuSign In.
  • Activation code: Activate Internet Security using the activation code from your order confirmation email. Click MenuEnter activation code.

For detailed activation instructions, refer to the following article:

  • AVG Internet Security 20.x
  • AVG AntiVirus FREE 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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