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Installing AVG 2012 Home Security products

  • To install AVG 2012 for the first time, please follow these steps:
  1. Download the latest AVG 2012 installation file from our website (once there, click the "Download" button and save the file to the Desktop):
    AVG Anti-Virus 2012
    AVG Internet Security 2012
    AVG Premium Security 2012
  2. Double-click the downloaded AVG installation file on the Desktop.
  3. Follow the installation wizard.
  4. When prompted, use the copy&paste method to enter your AVG License Number.
  5. If you are prompted to restart the computer, please do so.

AVG 2012 should now be successfully installed and protecting your computer.
You can find more detailed installation instructions (including screenshots) in the AVG Installation Guide.
If the installation was not successful, refer to FAQ 4389 for help with common issues.

  • If AVG 9.0 or 2011 is currently installed, follow the steps above. AVG will be updated automatically to the newest version. Your settings will be preserved.
  • To install and activate AVG PC Tuneup, please follow the steps described in FAQ 3809.

Upgrading license if AVG 2012 is already installed

If you have AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Trial version of AVG 2012 or you have purchased an upgrade, renewal or an increase for your AVG product, please proceed as follows:

  1. Open the AVG Program.
  2. From the Help menu, select Reactivate.
  3. Use the copy&paste method to enter your new license number into the appropriate field, and then confirm.
  4. In case of upgrading from lower AVG edition, a window informing that your new AVG software license gives you access to additional features appears. Click Yes to add these features to your installation.
  5. In AVG Software Installer, choose components to be installed.
  6. Finish the installation of AVG.

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