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Installing the AVG AntiTrack browser extensions on Windows

The AVG AntiTrack browser extension is automatically installed and enabled on Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Opera browsers. The first time you launch AVG AntiTrack, the application automatically checks for Mozilla Firefox browser, then prompts you to install the extension. If you skip this step, or need to install the extension later, refer to the steps in this article.

Install the extension on Firefox

  1. Open AVG AntiTrack and select the Browser protection tile.
  2. Click the red (Not protected) slider next to Firefox. Your Mozilla Firefox browser launches automatically.
  3. Click the + Add to Firefox button in your Mozilla Firefox browser.
  4. Click Add in the dialog that appears.
  5. Return to AVG AntiTrack, and click Done.

The AVG AntiTrack extension is now installed on your Mozilla Firefox browser.

Check your extension status

  1. Open AVG AntiTrack and click the Browser protection tile.
  2. Review the status for each compatible browser:
    • Browsers that are enabled have a green (Protected) slider.
    • Browsers that are disabled have a red (Not protected) slider.
    • Browsers that are not installed on your PC appear as gray with the message Supported but not installed on your computer.

When a browser extension is disabled, AVG AntiTrack continues to detect tracking attempts on this browser, but is unable to block them.

To protect your privacy online, we recommend keeping the browser extension enabled for all installed browsers on your PC.

Troubleshooting

Review the information below to resolve the most common issues:

  • If you are unable to install the extension via the AntiTrack browser protection screen, try manually adding the extension to your browser:
    1. Go to the chrome web store: Open chrome web store
    2. Click the Add to Chrome button in your Google Chrome browser.
    3. Click Add extension in the dialog that appears.
    4. In the notification area of your Windows taskbar, right-click the AVG AntiTrack icon, and click Quit AVG AntiTrack.

The AVG AntiTrack browser extension is now installed in Google Chrome.

  • If you are unable to install the extension via the AntiTrack browser protection screen, try manually adding the extension to your browser:
    1. Go to Firefox Browser Add-ons: Open Firefox Add-ons
    2. Click + Add to Firefox.
    3. Click Add.
    4. In the notification area of your Windows taskbar, right-click the AVG AntiTrack icon, and click Quit AVG AntiTrack.

The AVG AntiTrack browser extension is now installed in Mozilla Firefox.

  • If your AntiTrack browser extension is installed and enabled, but the program is not blocking tracking attempts, try removing the extension from your browser and manually reinstalling the extension.
  • In rare cases, AVG AntiTrack may slow down your browser, prevent certain webpages from loading, or prevent email attachments from downloading. If you experience this issue, refer to the following article:
  • AVG AntiTrack 2.x for Windows
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

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