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Installing AVG Internet Security

AVG Internet Security for WindowsAVG Internet Security for Mac is a comprehensive security application that blocks viruses, spyware, and other malicious threats. Additionally, it protects you and your data against dangerous fake websites, ransomware, and hackers while you are online.

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

AVG Internet Security is a paid product that requires a subscription to use. This article explains how to install AVG AntiVirus (the free version of the application), then upgrade to AVG Internet Security by activating an existing subscription.

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 for Windows
  2. Right-click the downloaded setup file avg_internet_security_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 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 want to make changes to the default setup.
  2. Wait while setup installs AVG Internet Security on your PC.
  3. Click Continue from the You're protected screen.
  4. Select one of the options below:
    • Activate: If you purchased AVG Internet Security before installation, activate your paid subscription. 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 to 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.

  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 Continue.
  5. Review AVG's Privacy Policy, then 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. If prompted, use your Touch ID or enter your administrator User Name and Password, then click Install Software.
  9. When the System Extension Blocked notification appears, click OK.
  10. Click Close.
  11. Select Move to Trash.
  12. Click OK to allow the AVG AntiVirus installer to access your downloads folder.
  13. Click Fix All to open the AVG setup wizard.
  14. Follow the on-screen instructions to allow permissions for AVG AntiVirus. For detailed instructions, refer to the following article:
  15. Activate your AVG Internet Security subscription by either entering a valid activation code, or by signing in to the application with your AVG Account credentials. For detailed activation instructions, refer to the following article:

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

If you purchased AVG Internet Security (Multi-Device), you can use AVG Internet Security on your Windows PC and on your Mac. You can also activate AVG AntiVirus PRO for Android and AVG Mobile Security PRO for iOS.

To confirm which subscription you purchased, check your AVG Account that is linked to the email address you used to purchase AVG Internet Security, or an order confirmation email.

Troubleshooting

If you experience any installation issues:

  • Ensure your PC meets the minimum system requirements 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 later, 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 application 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:

  • 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), Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)
  • 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

If the issue persists, contact AVG Support.

Further recommendations

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

  • AVG Internet Security 20.x for Windows
  • AVG Internet Security 19.x for Mac
  • 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
     
  • 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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