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Installing AVG AntiVirus

AVG AntiVirus FREE for WindowsAVG AntiVirus for Mac is an essential security application that blocks viruses, spyware, ransomware, and other malicious threats.

This article explains how to download and install AVG AntiVirus.

AVG AntiVirus for Android is a comprehensive security app that blocks phishing, malware, spyware, and malicious viruses such as trojans.

AVG AntiVirus comes in both a free and a paid version. This article explains how to install the free version of the app, then optionally upgrade to AVG AntiVirus PRO.

Install AVG AntiVirus

  1. Click the button below to download the AVG AntiVirus FREE setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your PC (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download AVG AntiVirus FREE for Windows
  2. Right-click the downloaded setup file avg_antivirus_free_setup.exe and select 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 AntiVirus FREE, refer to the following article for advice:
  4. Click Install to proceed with default installation, or click Customize if you want to make changes to the default setup. Additionally, untick the box if you do not want to install AVG Secure Browser.
  5. Wait while setup installs AVG AntiVirus FREE on your PC.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Click the Continue with free.
  8. 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 AntiVirus FREE is now installed, but some components may not fully function until you restart your PC.

  1. Click the button below to download the AVG AntiVirus setup file, and save it to a familiar location on your Mac (by default, downloaded files are saved to your Downloads folder). Download AVG AntiVirus for Mac
  2. Double-click the downloaded setup file avg_mac_security_online.dmg.
  3. Double-click the Install AVG AntiVirus icon.
  4. Click Allow to determine if AVG AntiVirus can be installed.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click Continue to confirm that you have read the End User License Agreement, then click Agree to confirm that you accept the terms.
  7. Click Install to proceed with default installation, or click Change Install Location... or Customize if you want to make changes to the default setup.
  8. Use your Touch ID to authorize installation. Alternatively, click Use Password and enter the password that you use when you start your Mac, then click Install Software.
  9. Use your Touch ID to authorize changes to the System Certificate Trust Settings. Alternatively, click Use Password and enter the password that you use when you start your Mac, then click Update Settings.
  10. When the System Extension Blocked notification appears, click OK.
  11. Click Close.
  12. Click Fix all to open the AVG setup wizard.
  13. Follow the on-screen instructions to allow permissions for AVG AntiVirus. For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:

AVG AntiVirus is now installed, but some components may not fully function until you restart your Mac.

  1. On your Android device, tap the button below to open the AVG AntiVirus product page in Google Play Store. Go To Google Play Store
  2. Tap Install to download and install the app. When installation is complete, tap Open to open AVG AntiVirus.
  3. Tap Scan nowAllow to give AVG AntiVirus access to your device.
  4. Tap Use basic securityContinue as free to start using the free version of the app.

AVG AntiVirus for Android is now installed on your Android device.

Upgrade to AVG AntiVirus Pro

You can purchase an AVG AntiVirus Pro subscription by tapping Upgrade in the top-right corner of the main app screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the purchase via Google Play Store.

Your paid subscription activates automatically.

If you already purchased AVG AntiVirus Pro via another sales channel, you need to manually activate your subscription. For detailed activation instructions, refer to the following article:

Troubleshooting

If you experience any installation issues:

  • Ensure your PC meets the minimum system requirements and your Windows is up-to-date.
    • Windows 11 except Mixed Reality and IoT Edition; 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 SP 1 with Convenient Rollup Update or later, any Edition (32 or 64-bit)
    • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE3 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 application updates and antivirus database
    • Optimally standard screen resolution no less than 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Check that the downloaded setup file is not corrupted. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  • Uninstall any previous antivirus software from your PC. For instructions, refer to the following articles:
  • Restart your PC and try to install AVG AntiVirus FREE again by following the exact steps in this article.
  • Ensure your Mac meets the minimum system requirements:
    • 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)
    • Intel based Mac with 64-bit processor
    • 512 MB RAM or above (1 GB RAM or higher preferred)
    • 750 MB free space on the hard disk
    • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain application updates and antivirus database
    • Optimally standard screen resolution no less than 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Uninstall any previous antivirus software from your Mac. For instructions, refer to the following article:
  • Restart your Mac, then try to install AVG AntiVirus again by following the exact steps in this article.

If you experience any installation issues, ensure your Android device meets the minimum system requirements.

  • Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23) or later
  • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain app updates

Further recommendations

To learn more about AVG AntiVirus, refer to the following article:

  • AVG AntiVirus FREE 21.x for Windows
  • AVG AntiVirus 20.x for Mac
  • AVG AntiVirus 6.x for Android
  • Microsoft Windows 11 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education
  • 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 with Convenient Rollup Update, 32 / 64-bit
     
  • 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)
     
  • Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow, API 23) or later

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