Free Antivirus

Free Antivirus Install

They are many different Free Antivirus companies to choose from. We will be showing you today one of them and that is AVG. We have always recommended AVG to anyone that doesn’t want to pay for their antivirus. AVG does a great job in the amount of updates they have to their free version.

There are a couple of different ways that you can install a free antivirus. One way is to go to the Manufacture’s website and download it from there or you may go to a website that will allow you to download it from their site. We will walk you through both methods and show you that the latter one is a lot easier to do.

AVG’s Website

The first way to download free antivirus is to go to the Manufactures website to get it.

1. So go to AVG  and click on the download button in the middle of the screen.

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On the next page scroll down to the bottom of the page and Click the Download button.

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Note: If you were to click the “Free Trial” button, AVG will be installed but you will only have a 30 Day Trial version of the software and at the end of the 30 day trial you would need to upgrade it or reinstall the “Free Version”.

2. On the next page you will notice that AVG has redirected you to CNET, this is perfectly fine. Now select the “Download Now” button in the middle of the screen. This will start the install of AVG. Free Anti-Virus 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Depending on what Internet Browser you are using is what you will click next. We are using Firefox so we will need to “Save” the file first. If you are using Internet Explorer you may just click “Run Now”.

3.The next screen we will save the file.

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4.Once we save it you will need to double click the install file to get started.

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5.The next screen you will need to click “Run”.

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6. Now the file will be extracted.

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7. The next screen will be where you actually start the install of AVG so you will need to select your language and click “Next”.

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8. The next screen will be the AVG License Agreement; I suggest you read this over. If you accept their policy, then click “Accept”. Free Anti-Virus 9

9. Select “Basic Protection” on the next screen.

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10. Here is a quick Tip, if you select “Express Install”, you will download the AVG Toolbar, Set AVG Secure Search as your default homepage, and Set AVG Secure Search and your default Search provider. If you want AVG to do all of these then choose “Express Install” and click “Next”. If you don’t want them to change anything then select “Custom Install” and uncheck all the check boxes and leave the Destination folder alone and click “Next”. Free Anti-Virus 11

11. On the next screen accept all the defaults and click “Next” (If you selected Express Install then you will not have this step and Setup will automatically begin).

12. AVG is now being installed. Note: this might take a few minutes, so if you want to go get a snack or something to drink, you will have enough time.Free Anti-Virus 12

13. And finally, if you want to help AVG improve their product you can leave it selected otherwise uncheck it and then Click “Restart Now”. Free Anti-Virus 13

14. When you restart AVG will be installed and ready to go.

From Ninite’s website

1. This by far is the easiest way to download AVG. You simply go to Ninite and scroll to the middle of the Page where you find “Security” and place a check mark on AVG. Free Anti-Virus 14

2. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Get Installer”.

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Note: Depending on what Internet Browser you are using is what you will click next. We are using Firefox so we will need to “Save” the file first. If you are using Internet Explorer you may just click “Run Now”.

3. The next screen we will save the file.

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4. Once we save it you will need to double click the install file to get started.

5. The next screen you will need to click “Run”.

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6. Now the file will be extracted. AVG is now being downloaded.

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If you click the “Show Details” link then you will see what is happening.

7. AVG is now being installed.

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8. When this finishes AVG will be installed. You will need to restart your computer now.

See how much easier downloading from Ninite was compared to downloading it from AVG’s website?

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