Your AVG AntiVirus FREE is outdated.
Update now to our 2014 version for improved
protection against the latest viruses & spyware.
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Accept the agreement
Now, THIS STEP IS CRUCIAL:
Check BASIC PROTECTION
then click on Next.
UPDATE: SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT CHECKED BASIC HAVE ENDED UP NOT BEING ABLE TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET AFTER THE UPDATE (until they downgrade to the Basic version).
Now it will install the update.
When it is done installing, the AVG main window will come up with a band across it:
You've successfully updated to AVG AntiVirus FREE 2014
Click on Continue
Close AVG (your previous settings should still be the same)
There will also be a window that comes up:
Computer Restart Required
Now, save anything you might be working on and then click Restart now in the AVG pop up window.