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Installing the AVG AntiTrack browser extensions on Windows

To enable all features in AVG AntiTrack, you need to install an additional extension in your web browser(s). The first time you launch AVG AntiTrack, the application automatically checks for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera browsers, then prompts you to install the extension. If you skip this step, or need to install the extension later, refer to the steps in this article.

The AVG AntiTrack browser extension is automatically installed and enabled in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers.

Install the extension

  1. Open AVG AntiTrack and select the Browser protection tile.
  2. Click the red Not protected slider next to Google Chrome.
  3. Click Add to Chrome on the chrome web store screen opened in your Google Chrome browser.
  4. Click Add extension in the dialog that appears.
  5. Return to the AVG AntiTrack user interface, and click Done. The AVG AntiTrack extension is now installed in your Google Chrome browser.
  1. Open AVG AntiTrack and select the Browser protection tile.
  2. Click the red Not protected slider next to Mozilla Firefox.
  3. The AVG AntiTrack browser extension should install and enable automatically. You can check this on the Extensions screen opened in your Mozilla Firefox browser. Ensure that AVG AntiTrack appears on your list of Enabled browser extensions.
  4. Return to the AVG AntiTrack user interface and click Done. The AVG AntiTrack extension is now installed in your Mozilla Firefox browser.
  1. Open AVG AntiTrack and select the Browser protection tile.
  2. Click the red Not protected slider next to Opera.
  3. Click + Add to Opera on the Opera addons screen opened in your Opera browser.
  4. Return to the AVG AntiTrack user interface and click Done. The AVG AntiTrack extension is now installed in your Opera browser.

Manage the extension

  1. Open AVG AntiTrack and click the Browser protection tile.
  2. Review the status for each compatible browser:
    • Browsers that are Enabled have a green (Protected) slider.
    • Browsers that are Not Enabled have a red (Not protected) slider.
    • Browsers that are not installed on your PC appear as gray with the message Browser not installed.

When a browser extension is Not Enabled, AVG AntiTrack continues to detect tracking attempts on this browser, but is unable to block them. To review all blocked and unblocked tracking attempts:

  1. Hover your cursor over the graph icon at the bottom of the AVG AntiTrack dashboard and select See All Reports.
  2. Check details about recent tracking attempts under Recent activity. Tracking attempts that AVG AntiTrack was unable to block show in orange.
To protect your privacy online and prevent targeted adds, we strongly recommend keeping the browser extension enabled for all browsers which are installed on your PC.

Troubleshooting

If you are unable to install the AVG AntiTrack browser extension, refer to the steps below.

  1. In the top-right corner of the Google Chrome browser, click MenuMore toolsExtensions.
  2. If the AVG AntiTrack extension is present, click Remove, then click Remove again to confirm.
  3. In your system tray, right-click the AVG AntiTrack icon, and click Quit AVG AntiTrack.
  4. Repeat steps in this article to install the AVG AntiTrack browser extension.
  1. In the top-right corner of the Mozilla Firefox browser, click MenuAdd-onsExtensions.
  2. If the extension is present, click the (three dots) icon next to AVG AntiTrack, then select Remove.
  3. If you are prompted for permissions, click Remove again to confirm.
  4. In your system tray, right-click the AVG AntiTrack icon, and click Quit AVG AntiTrack.
  5. Repeat steps in this article to install the AVG AntiTrack browser extension.
  1. Click Menu (the O icon) in the top-left corner of the Opera browser, then select ExtensionsExtensions.
  2. Click the X icon in the top-right corner of the AVG AntiTrack panel, then click Remove to confirm.
  3. In your system tray, right-click the AVG AntiTrack icon, and click Quit AVG AntiTrack.
  4. Repeat steps in this article to install the AVG AntiTrack browser extension.
  • AVG AntiTrack 2.x for Windows

Operating systems:

  • 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 1, 32 / 64-bit

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