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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.

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:
  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 AntiVirus FREE on your PC.
  3. Click Continue from the You're protected screen.
  4. 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.

It is no longer necessary to register your AVG AntiVirus FREE application, as your initial free subscription automatically activates after installation. For more information, refer to the following article:

  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 Open Security Preferences.
    • Click the lock icon, enter your Administrator Password and click Unlock, then click Allow.
    • Select the Privacy tab and enable Full Disk Access for AVG AntiVirus as shown below. For more information about enabling Full Disk Access, refer to the following article:
  10. Click Close.

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

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 AntiVirus, refer to the following article:

  • AVG AntiVirus FREE 20.x for Windows
  • AVG AntiVirus 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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