Simple Guide for | Installation & Activation

Avg comes in both free and premium variants. While the free version lets you experience the avg security for a month, paid version extends the security for a period of a minimum of one year. Follow this guide for installation and activation for avg paid version.

How to make a purchase for avg setup

If the antivirus has impressed you and you have decided to give it a try, these steps will help you make the purchase;

  1. Visit and click on the menu button.
  2. Now choose the OS for which you need the avg antivirus.
  3. Browse through the list of the products.
  4. Click the product that fits your need.
  5. On the product, detail window click on the buy button.
  6. You will be taken to the billing page.
  7. Provide the information, fillup the card details, and make the transaction.

When avg setup purchase is successful an email with the invoice and product activation code will be sent to the email address you provided.

How to download avg setup?

  1. Open the page and click the menu button.
  2. Browse through the list of the products and locate the one you purchased.
  3. Click the download button underneath the product name to start the download.

How to install avg setup?

  1. After the download of, you can run the installer to install the product.
  2. Open the download folder and look for avg installer.
  3. Double click the installer to run the avg installation wizard.
  4. Accept the avg antivirus license agreement and terms of use.
  5. Next, select the installation option.
  6. If you have chosen custom installation, specify the folder where you want the installation files to be stored.
  7. Click the continue button to start the installation with the specified settings.
  8. The installer will then configure the necessary settings and install the product.

How to activate avg setup?

The Premium version of avg setup needs activation. You can activate it with a license key. Look for the code in the email from avg.

  1. Double click the avg icon on the desktop or in the system tray.
  2. On the avg main application window, click the options button.
  3. From the options menu, click the activate link.
  4. Type the license code in the provided field and click activate.
  5. The application will be activated with the provided activation code.

How to renew avg setup subscription?

If your avg subscription period is coming to end and you want to continue with avg protection you can renew the subscription;

  • Access the page
  • Log in to your avg account with your login info.
  • On the avg web portal, click the subscription box.
  • Under your expired subscription, you will see the renewal button, click on it.
  • You will be taken to the purchase page.
  • Make transactions for the license renewal.
  • After the transaction is successful, your avg subscription setup will be renewed.

How to completely remove avg setup

If you have decided to remove from your PC then follow the steps;

  1. Go to page.
  2. Click the download avg clear link to download the uninstall utility.
  3. Locate the avgclear.exe file and right-click it.
  4. To start the avg clear setup with administrative privilege select run as administrator option.
  5. User account control dialogue box will pop up. To grant permission click the yes button.
  6. On the uninstall window select the avg application you want to uninstall and click the uninstall button.
  7. The avg clear utility will remove all the files of avg setup from your computer.
  8. Next, click the restart button to apply the changes and delete any residual files left.

How to troubleshoot avg setup errors?

If you are experiencing issues with then the troubleshooters mentioned below will help you get rid of them;

Avg antivirus setup unable to update

Database update equips antivirus with the right tools to combat recently introduced infections and attacks. If avg is not updating, it’s a serious issue. Try updating the antivirus manually;

  1. Go to avg websites and look for the updates available for your products.
  2. Click the download updates button the save then on your PC.
  3. Open the avg application and select update.
  4. Now click the option update from a directory.
  5. Browse through the folders and specify the updated files.
  6. When the update files are selected click the OK button to update.

Avg antivirus setup unable to scan 

If the avg application could not initiate a scan or the scans halt in-between the process, its files may have gotten corrupted. Try repairing it.

  1. Navigate to the control panel and open the add or remove program tool.
  2. Locate avg antivirus from the list and right-click it.
  3. Select repair then proceeds with the instructions till the process is finished.
  4. Start avg scan to check if the issue is resolved or not.