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

2022
Certified Android
2021
Approved Mobile Security

Get Android antivirus, plus some of our best security, privacy, and performance tools, all-in-one

AVG AntiVirus for Android helps you cover the three core areas of your digital life — security, privacy, and performance — 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

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

Certified Android

Approved Mobile Security

Excellent

Users worldwide 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.

Need a specific solution for a specific need?

AVG AntiVirus FREE offers antivirus protection, plus privacy and performance tools all in one — but sometimes you need a more specific solution for your needs. Learn more about AVG Cleaner, AVG Internet Security, and AVG Ultimate, below.

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FAQs

Why does AVG offer one of the best Android antivirus solutions?

AVG AntiVirus for Android is one of the best free antivirus apps for Android because our powerful security app has been specially designed with Android devices in mind. With a cutting-edge antivirus engine, you’ll be protected against the wide range of Android malware, which includes ransomware, spyware, adware, and more. Should your Android device get stolen or lost, we’ll lock it up and help you track it down with the built-in Anti-Theft Phone Tracker.

Upgrade to PRO to automatically lock your device if a thief swaps out your SIM, secretly capture the thief’s identity with the Camera Trap, and place a fingerprint or PIN lock on any apps you choose. This comprehensive feature set and world-class anti-malware protection are just two of the reasons why AVG AntiVirus for Android has earned a 4.7 rating on Google Play. We’re also proud to be one of PCMag’s best Android antivirus apps in 2021.

Why do Android phones and tablets need antivirus protection?

Like computers, Android devices are vulnerable to malware and other security threats. And especially in recent years, Android malware has only grown more common. AVG AntiVirus for Android is a powerful cybersecurity tool that can defend your Android device against a wide range of threats, absolutely free.

Not only can AVG AntiVirus for Android remove Android spyware and other malware, but it also defends against unsafe Android apps, and helps you track down your phone in case it gets lost or stolen.

What kinds of malware do Android devices get?

Hackers have created a wide range of malware for Android devices, including spyware, Android ransomware and adware. You’re also just as vulnerable to phishing attacks on your smartphone as you would be on your computer. A trustworthy Android security app like AVG AntiVirus for Android is your strongest ally in the fight against Android threats, whether you’re removing adware or tracking down a stolen phone.

How can I check my Android phone and tablet for 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.

How do I get an antivirus app on my Android phone or tablet?

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.

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.

Usage

For personal and family use only. Not for business or commercial use.

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 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21)
or above

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iOS 10.0 or above

Languages

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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