AVG Licensing Model

Licence Duration

AVG supports Licenses defined by a set period of time. The standard licence duration is 2 years, as opposed to the typical 1 year offered by many other security vendors. Of course, AVG also has 1 year licenses available.

Also, in some areas, OEM AVG licenses may be bundled together with new computers: the license duration of these OEM licenses is typically 1 year.

During the valid licence period, AVG customers receive:

  • all virus and spyware database updates
  • all program updates released during the license period
  • technical support via e-mail

Find out more about your license duration in the License component of your AVG product's AVG Control Centre.

Licence Registration

It is highly recommended that you register your AVG License Number. Registration is quick and easy and offers many benefits. Register with your AVG Authorized Reseller or Register Online. Note that customers purchasing AVG through the AVG Online Store are automatically registered at the time of their purchase. Only registered customers are able to:

  • receive discounted renewals of their AVG licenses
  • add licenses for additional computers
  • receive the AVG Virus Alert newsletter
  • receive help with restoring their licenses if they are lost, etc.

Sales Number

Some customers may have received a "Sales Number" with their purchase of AVG. Sales Numbers are valid for 30 days from the date of installation and must be registered in order to receive the corresponding License Number with the full license duration.
Register your Sales Number online.

Trial Licence

Trial License Numbers are valid for 30 days from the date of installation.

Both Sales and Trial Numbers support the full functionality of AVG! After installing AVG with a Sales or Trial Number, it is not necessary to re-install when you receive your full License Number — simply use the "re-activate" button in the License Component of AVG Control Centre to enter your License Number.

Licence Expiration

AVG Home Security products will continue to function, but will not be updated, after the license expiration date. This means that effective, up-to-date protection ceases on the date of expiration.

AVG Business & Enterprise Security products will continue to operate normally, including updates, for 10 days following the license expiration date. During this time, a pop-up window will notify you of the expiration each time the machine boots up. Licenses are renewed from the expiry date, so there is no benefit for business users to delay their renewal.