The AVG installation wizard will walk you through the process of installing or uninstalling AVG on your computer. We recommend that you always use the latest installation file. This will guarantee that you have the highest possible level of protection, and fewer update files will need to be downloaded following the installation.
Either a full installation file or AVG Online installer can be downloaded. While the full installation file is a large file to download and contains all files needed for AVG installation, AVG Online installer is small and downloads only the files necessary to install the purchased edition of AVG.
Please note that the steps mentioned below are similar for both installation file types. Any differences in the installation process between these two file types will be described in the respective step.
The first step is to select the language you want to use during the AVG installation process. The initial dialog contains a drop-down menu with all language options for the setup. Later on, it will be possible choose which languages will be installed with the product. You can then switch between the selected languages after AVG is installed.
The welcome screen also contains the license agreement. The AVG license agreement is a legal document specifying the conditions of AVG software usage. To proceed with the installation, you need to go through the license agreement and click Accept.
Now you need to enter your AVG license number. We recommend that you copy and paste the license number from the e-mail we sent you after the purchase.
After the license is entered, click Next to proceed to the next step.
System state check
The installation wizard will now check whether there are any incompatible applications on your computer. If such an application is detected, the installation wizard will inform you. We recommend uninstalling any detected incompatible software to prevent future problems with stability or computer performance. After doing so, please restart the AVG installation.
If no incompatible application is found, the installation will proceed to the next step automatically.
Installation type selection
Depending on whether AVG is already present on your computer, you will be offered different options in this step.
If there is no previous version of AVG installed on the computer, you will be able to choose between the Quick Install and Custom Install options:
Quick Install is the recommended choice for most users and will not prompt you for a detailed configuration.
With the Custom Install option, you can change installation settings, manually select the AVG components you wish to install, etc.
If AVG software is already installed on the computer, you will be presented with three different choices:
The Add or remove components option will allow you to install additional components to your AVG (e.g. when you are upgrading to a higher AVG edition), or to remove components in case you do not want to use them.
The Repair installation option can be used to fix AVG by replacing corrupted or missing files in the installed AVG software.
The Uninstall product option will remove the installed AVG.
After choosing one of the available options, click Next to proceed to the next step.
This step is only displayed if you previously selected the Custom installation or Add or remove components options. You can skip this dialog (by clicking Next) if it does not concern you.
This dialog allows you to choose what parts of AVG will be installed. You can select or deselect any of the options. If the check box next to the item is not checked, the relevant part will not be available after the installation is completed. If the check box is checked, the option will be installed. In addition to the components designed for protecting your computer from security threats, the Additional installed languages option allows you to choose which languages can be available in AVG after installation. The language used in the installation wizard is always used as the default selection.
Note: You may see a different number of components when installing your AVG. The available components are displayed based on the AVG edition you have purchased.
Click Next to proceed with the installation.
AVG Security Toolbar
You will be asked whether you want to install the AVG Security Toolbar. This is a browser add-on for Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, which provides quick access to AVG LinkScanner settings.
After you click the Next button, the installation process will begin.
Please wait while the files are being copied on the computer (the window may become non-responsive for a short period during the installation). If you are using the AVG Online Installer, all needed files will be downloaded now.
After the installation is finished, the installation result will appear. The result screen also enables you to register the program to get up-to-date product information and news.
You will be asked to restart the computer at this point. Please restart the computer as some parts of AVG will not be able to work correctly until this is done.
Congratulations, your AVG 2011 is now installed.