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Opening AVG applications

After installing an AVG application, you need to open the user interface to access the features and settings. This article provides instructions for different methods of opening AVG applications on Windows and Mac.

When you install an AVG application on Microsoft Windows, a desktop shortcut icon and a taskbar icon are automatically created for quick access to open the application. You can also open AVG applications via the Windows Start menu. Refer to the sections below for instructions to open your AVG product.

Desktop shortcut

Double-click the AVG product icon on your Windows desktop.

Taskbar icon

Double-click the AVG product icon on your Windows taskbar.

Windows Start menu

Follow the steps below according to your operating system:

Windows 10

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Type the name of your AVG product. For example, AVG AntiVirus FREE.
  3. Select your AVG product from the search results.

Windows 8

  1. On your keyboard, press the Win key.
  2. Type the name of your AVG product. For example, AVG AntiVirus FREE.
  3. Select your AVG product from the search results.

Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows Start button.
  2. Type the name of your AVG product. For example, AVG AntiVirus FREE.
  3. Select your AVG product from the search results.

When you install an AVG application on Mac, a menu bar icon is automatically created for quick access to open the application. You can also open AVG applications via the Applications folder or the Dock. Refer to the sections below for instructions to open your AVG product.

Menu bar icon

Click the AVG product icon on the right side of the Apple Menu bar, then select either 'Open... product name' or 'Show... product name'.

Applications folder

Click GoApplications on the left side of the Apple Menu bar, then double-click the AVG product icon in the Applications folder.

Dock icon

Click the AVG product icon in the Dock.

  • AVG AntiVirus FREE 20.x for Windows
  • AVG Internet Security 20.x for Windows
  • AVG Secure VPN 1.x for Windows
  • AVG TuneUp 20.x for Windows
  • AVG AntiTrack 2.x for Windows
  • AVG BreachGuard 20.x for Windows
  • AVG Driver Updater 20.x for Windows
  • AVG Battery Saver 20.x for Windows
  • AVG Secure Browser 85.x for Windows
     
  • AVG AntiVirus 19.x for Mac
  • AVG Internet Security 19.x for Mac
  • AVG Secure VPN 1.x for Mac
  • AVG TuneUp Premium 2.x for Mac
  • AVG AntiTrack 1.x for Mac
  • AVG BreachGuard 1.x for Mac
  • AVG Secure Browser 85.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 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)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10.x (Yosemite)

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