Avast 2016: Installing Avast Free Antivirus

How to Install Avast Free Antivirus 2016

Before you begin make sure you are logged into Windows with administrator permissions, no other programs are running in Windows, and any other antivirus software is fully uninstalled.

  • Windows 10 except Mobile and IoT Core Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8.1 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 8 except RT and Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows 7 SP1 or higher, any Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows Vista SP2 or higher, except Starter Edition (32 or 64-bit); Windows XP SP3, any Edition
  • Windows fully compatible PC with Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64 processor or above (must support SSE2 instructions)
  • 256 MB RAM or above
  • 2 GB free space on the hard disk
  • Internet connection is needed to download, activate and maintain updates of the program and antivirus database.
  • Minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels recommended.
  • Avast Free Antivirus 2016 is not supported on Microsoft Windows Server operating systems, or any operating systems which are not specified.
  1. Download Avast Free Antivirus 2016 from the Avast website.
  2. Right-click the downloaded setup file avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe and choose Run as administrator.
  3. The Avast Setup wizard appears.
    • Click Install for setup with default options.
    • Select Custom installation to select the location of program files, and choose program components and languages on the following screen.
  4. The installation progress bar appears while the program installs. When setup is complete, the progress bar disappears.

Avast Free Antivirus 2016 is now installed on your computer and ready to use. The Avast user interface is accessible via the Avast icon in your system tray or the Avast icon on your Windows Desktop.

You must register within 30 days of installation to continue your protection. For details please read the following article:

Please follow the detailed steps below to install Avast Free Antivirus 2016 on your computer.

  1. Download the online installer for Avast Free Antivirus 2016 by clicking the button below: ...and save it to your computer (for example on your Windows Desktop).
  2. Right-click the downloaded setup file avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe, choose Run as administrator from the context menu, ...and if prompted by the User Account Control dialog for permissions, click Yes (or Continue).
  3. The Avast Setup wizard appears. You can select your preferred language in the top right corner. Before continuing please read the End User License Agreement.
  4. Click Install to proceed with the default installation of Avast Free Antivirus 2016.
  5. Select Custom installation to select a destination for program files and program components to install.
  6. Enter the file path to the location where you want to install Avast Free Antivirus 2016, or click Browse... and locate the installation folder on your computer. Use the checkboxes to select or deselect which components to install and click Install.
    Program components represented by a question mark (?) are not available for your edition.
  7. The Avast Setup wizard installs the program. It may take a few minutes to complete. When setup is complete, the progress bar disappears.

Avast Free Antivirus 2016 is now installed on your computer. The Avast user interface is accessible via the Avast icon in your system tray or the Avast icon on your Windows Desktop.

You must register within 30 days of installation to continue your protection. For details please read the following article:
  • Avast Free Antivirus 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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