How to download and install AVG without AVGZen or AVG Protection included. When you visit AVG homepage to download its free antivirus you’ll be taken to AVG Free Protection page instead, when you download and install it, AVG Protection (i.e 30-day trial of AVG Internet Security with AVG Zen) will be installed on your computer.
December 25, 2017 Update: Good news to AVG users who irritated and annoyed with Zen. Finally, Avast has removed Zen component from AVG and it will no longer be installed when you install AVG Free Antivirus other AVG antivirus products on your computer that Avast software offers.
Zen users can still able to manage subscription and install other AVG products from the My AVG menu available in the AVG main window.
For more information, read AVG Free Antivirus 17.9 : Avast Removes Zen
May 9, 2017 Update: It’s not possible to install AVG Free Antivirus 2017 without zen even though offline installer is available.
How to install AVG Free Antivirus without Zen
Even choosing ‘Custom installation’ and selecting ‘basic protection’ still installs AVG Zen on user’s computer along with AVG Antivirus Free 2016.
What happened here is you’ve visited AVG website to download free antivirus and ended up installing AVG IS with AVG Zen, which you’ve not expected or don’t want. AVG hasn’t got their download pages right, even after 45 days later the release of their 2016 products.
If you’ve installed AVG this way, you can visit Control Panel and uninstall AVG Protection and AVG Zen separately, if you face any issues during their’s uninstall, use this tool.
To avoid this in future, visit http://www.avg.com/ww-en/download.prd-afh-free, you’ll find latest offline and online installer links for AVG free.
Update: Let me re clarify as I’ve mentioned about AVG Protection, which indeed is the antivirus program component right now. So you shouldn’t be removing that, but you can of AVG Zen. I’ve updated the title to reflect this wording.
UPDATE 1: AVG is forcing is Zen upon us, they’ve removed the offline installer from their download page, which I’ve mentioned above and included Zen with Online installer. So don’t install AVG using web installer provided by the company, instead go for standalone installer, which is not installing Zen at the moment.
Visit the below links on Filehippo to download latest 32 or 64-bit of AVG free antivirus.
AVG free antivirus 32-bit
AVG free antivirus 64-bit
UPDATE 2: Filehippo links are returning 404, don’t worry we’ve got you covered with full offline installer for AVG Free 32 & 64-bit below through majorgeeks and Softpedia.