Free antivirus for Android

Free antivirus for Android

Download free AVG AntiVirus for Android to protect your phone against viruses, spyware, and other malware, plus keep it running like new.

Also available for Mac, PC, and iOS

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An all-in-one security app for your Android devices

Our free antivirus app for Android helps you cover the three core areas of your digital life — security, privacy, and performance. Protect your Android phones and tablets with just one download.

Protect your Android phone 24/7

Keep your phone safe against viruses, ransomware and other malware. You can even secure your data if your phone is stolen.

Browse, shop, & bank online with confidence

Shop and bank safely online on any Wi-Fi network without compromising your security. Avoid fake or phishing websites, and protect your financial information.

Add more layers to your privacy protection

Protect your personal privacy. Hide photos in a password-protected vault, lock apps with PIN codes, and get an alert if your email password has been hacked or leaked.

Keep your phone clean & running smoothly

Remove hidden junk, free up disk space, analyze your app usage, speed up your phone, and get it working like new.

AVG AntiVirus for Android is your first step to a secure digital life

Being secure and protected online is the only way to live your digital life with true freedom. Get started now — install AVG AntiVirus for Android.

AVG AntiVirus for Android is award-winning and trusted by experts

AVG AntiVirus for Android is award-winning and trusted by experts

We’ve added 25 new accolades in the past two years to the hundreds we’ve won since we started in 1991.

Consumer Mobile Security Test

Best Android Security

Mobile Security Review

Millions of users trust AVG to keep them secure

Each month, we stop over 1.5 billion cyberattacks all around the globe thanks to our unrivaled threat detection network, which is why businesses and individual users alike love both our free and paid antivirus protection.

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How to get free antivirus for Android?

AVG offers a free antivirus for Android that provides mobile security features, such as an Android virus scan, malware scan, and protection against other security threats. AVG's free Android antivirus also offers features such as app locking and password protection to further enhance your mobile security. You can easily download it from Google Play by following this step-by-step guide:

Open Google Play Store on your Android device.

  1. Search for "AVG AntiVirus for Android."
  2. Tap "Install."
  3. Wait for the download to complete.
  4. Tap "Open" to launch the app.
  5. Follow the setup instructions.

How to get rid of viruses on Android?

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to clean your phone of viruses:

  1. Download and install AVG AntiVirus for Android from Google Play.
  2. Open the app and tap "Scan Now" to find and remove viruses
  3. Tap "Remove" to get rid of any detected threats.
  4. Restart your device in Safe Mode, open the app and scan again.
  5. Restart your device to exit Safe Mode.

By following these steps, you can easily get viruses off your phone for free and keep it running smoothly.

How do I know if my phone has viruses?

Once you learn the common signs that your phone has been hacked or infected with malware, it’s easy to figure out when something is wrong. Here’s how to spot malware on your Android phone:

  • Your phone suddenly runs a lot slower.
  • The battery drains faster than usual.
  • Your phone bill is unusually high.
  • Ads pop up where they shouldn’t.
  • You see apps you don’t remember installing.

To download AVG AntiVirus Free for Android, all you need to do is go to the Google Play Store and search for AVG. You’ll find our antivirus among our other mobile offerings, which you can then install with the tap of a finger.

Do Android phones need antivirus protection?

Yes, virus protection for Android phones is essential. While the Android operating system has built-in security features, they may not be enough to protect against all threats, so having antivirus for Android gives you crucial extra layers of security.

Users also need protection against snoops, thieves, and malicious malware that want to steal or destroy personal data, so it's important to install security apps for Android phones. These apps can provide protection against malware, viruses, and other online threats, as well as help you locate your phone if it's lost or stolen

How to install

  • First, download the installation wizard using the button at the top of the page.
  • Once it’s downloaded, double-click the installation wizard to run it.
  • Follow on-screen application instructions.
  • You’re done! Run your first scan and start securing your PC today.

For more detailed instructions, please go to our installation support page.


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System requirements

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Windows 11, Windows 10, 8, and 7
(Windows XP can be found here)

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MacOS 10.10 (Mavericks)
or above

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Android 8.0 or above

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iOS 14.0 or above


For Windows: Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, and Turkish.

For Mac: English only.

For Android: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

For iOS: Arabic, Chinese (traditional), Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.

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