The whole installation process is really simple and even non-technical users will be able to finish. Before you start please make sure you have the administrator access to Windows, without it’s not possible to start the installation process. If you don’t have you need to ask your IT guy to do it for you (it can be also done remotely via TeamViewer for example).
Even though this guide is focused on the Avast Free Antivirus, you may also use it when installing other Avast products like Pro Antivirus, Internet Security or Premier.
Locate the installer file called ‘avast_free_antivirus_setup_offline.exe,‘ or ‘avast_free_antivirus_setup_online.exe,‘ on your computer and start the three-step installation. Before the installation wizard is launched you will see a following loading screen for a few seconds:
If the install wizard is not in your language, you can change it in the top-right corner. Your selected language will also be the one in which you will have the Avast user interface, though you can change the language anytime later in the program settings.
On the first screen you have to choose the type of installation:
Full list of Avast 2019 components includes (all are installed by default with the regular installation):
Unless you are an advanced user, we recommend to go with the regular installation.
At the bottom of the first step, Avast usually offers some additional products like Google Chrome, Dropbox, or Avast Passwords. So be sure to check this option as well and decide whether or not you want that product to be installed.
During the second step, you actually do not have to do anything. You can just sit and watch the progress bar show Avast being downloaded, creating a system restore point, and the Avast files being copied onto your computer. The installation process will take around 2-3 minutes, depending on your Internet connection, but you can use your computer and do any other activity.
Congratulations, now you should have Avast antivirus 2019 completely installed on your computer. In the last step just click on ‘Continue‘ and finish the installation process.
OUR TIP If you care about your privacy you can opt-out from any data collection by going to Avast settings » ‘Privacy‘ and un-checking options ‘Participate in the Avast community‘ and ‘Participate in data sharing‘.
In the next step of the installation process, you can review additional Avast products. Typically the Avast Free Mobile Security for Android. To close the windows click on the link ‘No, I don’t want to protect my Android phone‘.
And finally, in the last of installation, you are prompted to recommend Avast to your friends. If you share Avast landing page on your social media, you will get Avast Pro Antivirus for free for 6 months if only one of your friends will install it. For 5 installs you will get a free Internet Security and Premier for 10 installs. That’s a pretty good deal and really worth doing.
Recommendation basically means sharing this URL https://www.avast.com/en-us/recommend with your unique parameter on Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail. Every unique install is counted.
At this point, we strongly recommend restarting the computer so Avast is fully integrated and configured for your system.
Once the installation is complete and the system is restarted, we recommend doing a free registration so you can use the product for one year. Check our guide here – ‘Register for Free and Get License Key (Activation Code) for Your Avast Antivirus 2019‘.
Here we will list all known errors/problems occurring during the Avast installation process and solutions on how to fix them. If you are having any troubles with the installation, please let us know in the comments below.