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Activating AVG Internet Security on Mac

When you purchase AVG Internet Security via another AVG application on your Mac, or the AVG Store, your subscription activates automatically on the device used for purchase.

If you purchase AVG Internet Security via an alternative sales channel, you need to activate your subscription manually by following the instructions in this article. You also need to activate AVG Internet Security manually when you start using your subscription on a new Mac.

Before following the activation steps in this article, ensure the latest version of AVG AntiVirus (the free version of the product) is installed on your Mac. For detailed installation instructions, refer to the following article:

Activate AVG Internet Security

  1. Open the AVG AntiVirus user interface using one of the following methods:
    • Click the AVG AntiVirus icon in the menu bar, then select Open AVG AntiVirus.
    • Click Go in the menu bar, select Applications, then double-click AVG AntiVirus.
  2. Ensure the application window is active, then click AVG AntiVirusSubscriptions.
  3. Enter your activation code into the text box, then click Activate.

Your subscription is now active and AVG AntiVirus upgrades to AVG Internet Security.

You can activate your subscription simultaneously on the number of devices specified during purchase. To verify the device limit for your subscription, check your AVG Account linked to the email address provided during purchase, or an order confirmation email.

Troubleshoot activation issues

If you experience any activation issues:

  1. Ensure you have correctly entered your activation code, including hyphens.
  2. In some cases, subscription synchronization may take up to 24 hours after purchase. If your subscription is still not active after this time, refer to the following article:

Further recommendations

To transfer your subscription to a new Mac, uninstall AVG Internet Security from the original Mac, before reinstalling and activating AVG Internet Security on the new Mac.

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

  • AVG Internet Security 19.x for Mac
  • Apple macOS 11.x (Big Sur)
  • Apple macOS 10.15.x (Catalina)
  • Apple macOS 10.14.x (Mojave)
  • Apple macOS 10.13.x (High Sierra)
  • Apple macOS 10.12.x (Sierra)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.11.x (El Capitan)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)

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