How to Downgrade from AVG 9.0 Trial to AVG 9.0 Free Version without uninstalling AVG Trial

by Venkat eswarlu on July 26, 2010

in How to,tips and tricks

It’s not a secret I use AVG Anti-Virus Free edition in my Computer, two days back I uninstalled AVG Anti-Virus Free edition and installed AVG Internet security 9.0 30 days trial to see how it works, today I decided to get back to AVG Anti-virus Free edition, I really worried should I need to uninstall AVG Trial and again re install AVG free but that’s not case we can downgrade from AVG Trial to AVG free without uninstall of AVG Trail, let’s us see how.

Switching to AVG free version from AVG Trial without uninstalling AVG Trial

1.Go to Start>Control Panel> add or remove programs in Windows XP and select AVG trial version and click remove (in Windows XP).

(In Windows 7 ) Start >Control Panel>Programs>Programs and features select AVG trial and click ‘uninstall’

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2.Now AVG uninstall wizard asks you can convert full installation to AVG free if you wish, click Convert to AVG free and that’s it with in a second you get Convert to AVG Free dialog box saying “conversion was successful”.

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Now you have free license of AVG Free anti-virus protection installed in your Computer without need to uninstall AVG trial and then install AVG free anti-virus.

Update: Official AVG Downgrader tool available lets you also achieve the same.


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Kay September 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Thank you! Going back to the free version was so much easier than I thought it was going to be.



Visi December 12, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Thanks for this!


Venkat December 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

You are welcome.


Rydhun February 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Many Thanks for this useful post


ibb February 16, 2011 at 10:17 pm



Sharon June 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm

i did the conversion as directed above but my action center keeps asking me to turn on my avg. how do i do that


fm06 July 15, 2011 at 10:42 am

Great post, Thanks!


TedwardChimp July 21, 2011 at 3:53 am

Ta very much


Alfred November 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Thank you !


mario espinoza jr December 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm

thank thank thank you so much! wooooooooh! i was about to uninstall my AVG, well because of you things sailed so smoothly! thanks again, Godbless! you’ve definitely helped me! ;)


hm February 21, 2012 at 9:45 am

I knew it couldn’t be hard – but of course AVG won’t directly tell you on their website how to downgrade. Would be a pretty bad business strategy. So it was good not to have t figure it out myself.


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