In this guide we will describe how to install AVG Antivirus Free Edition into Windows 8.1 OS.
Firstly, please go to the AVG official website to select the version you need to download
AVG website will redirect you to CNET Network download page. Please press “Download Now” link as shown.
Next, your browser on the CNET website will ask you save AVG Antivirus Free Web setup file, select “Save”.
After downloading, please use a right click and select “Run as administrator” in Windows 8.1 Explorer.
Windows 8.1 User Account Control will inform us about “AVG Technologies” as a verified publisher by checking Digital Signature, press “Yes” button.
AVG Antivirus Free Web setup will ask you to select your language and then we need to press “Next” button.
This step, AVG Antivirus Free will show us End User Software License Agreement, which we must accept to install.
Next step, we need to select version of the AVG Antivirus product, for Free Edition please check “Basic Protection” and press “Next” button.
For most users “Express Install” mode is recommended. We did so also.
Now, AVG Antivirus Web setup started downloading of the installation files.
When the installation files will be downloaded, they are installing into your Windows 8.1 OS.
After the successful installation, AVG Antivirus Installer will ask you to register your product with your e-mail. Please press “Finish” button.
Then, AVG Antivirus Free Edition will open it’s Control Panel, and inform us that we need to make some updates, therefore, updating has been started already.
In a few moments, AVG Antivirus Free Edition will finish updating process and you will see this message “Protection is up-to-date”.
In the Windows 8.1 taskbar you can see AVG Antivirus Free Edition icon, so your antivirus program is working now.
Let scan our PC, by clicking “Scan now” button in AVG Antivirus Control Panel.
In this step we can see PC scanning progress.
When the computer scan will be finished, AVG Antivirus Free Edition will show this window.
Now, please right click to the “Start” button and select “System” as shown.
Then, select “Action Center” link.
In “Action Center” Windows 8.1 will show us, that “Virus Protection”, “Spyware and unwanted software protection” powered now by AVG Antivirus Free Edition.