AVG AntiVirus Free

Enjoy a lifetime of powerful & essential free antivirus protection.

Also available for Mac, Android, and iOS

2020
Top Rated product

Built to protect your PC, and your online life

 Malware protection

Malware protection

Stops viruses, spyware, and malware with six powerful layers of protection

Email Shield

Email Shield

Blocks dangerous email attachments and phishing links that could steal your data

Real-time updates

Real-time updates

Updates in real-time with the world’s largest virus database for 0-day protection

Phishing protection

Phishing protection

Blocks unsafe links and webpages that could lead to malware or scams

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Simple. Strong. Secure

AVG Antivirus is essentail security software that empowers you to enjoy the internet fearlessly. Catch malware before it has the chance to harm your PC with 24/7 scans. An easy-to-use interface means you won’t waste time navigating confusing menus. And 30+ years of experience and over 160 accolades assure you we know how to keep you safe.

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AVG Internet Security

Get improved protection for
improved peace of mind

Enhanced anti-Ransomware

Enhanced anti-Ransomware

Give your most importnat files extra protection

Webcam protection

Webcam protection

Prevent spies from watching you via webcam

Improved firewall

Improved firewall

Keep hackers away with an enhanced firewall

Anti-hacker security

Anti-hacker security

Block criminals from trying to remotely hijack your PC

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World-class security software

World-class security software

We’ve added 25 new accolades in the past two years to the hundreds we have won since we started in 1991. Our top marks means you know you’re in good hands.

2020
Top Rated product

2020
Top Rated product

2020
Top Rated product

Trusted by experts, enjoyed by consumers

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

How to install

  • First, download the installation wizard using the button at the top of the page.
  • Once it’s installed, 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 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.

You may still be wondering…

What makes AVG AntiVirus FREE one of the best free antivirus software options?

AVG AntiVirus FREE is one of the best free antivirus solutions thanks to our advanced virus and malware removaltechnology, our ability to detect and remove harmful spyware without slowing your PC down, and our powerful Trojan scanner and removal tools. And the Wi-Fi Inspector — included with AVG AntiVirus FREE — protects your home network against intruders.

With the world’s largest threat-detection network, our world-class antivirus engine, a wide range of advanced features, and decades of experience, it’s no wonder AVG AntiVirus FREE consistently earns high praise from both independent cybersecurity testing labs and other industry experts.

How does AVG AntiVirus FREE protect against viruses and other threats?

AVG AntiVirus FREE doesn’t stop just computer viruses — it stops all kinds of malware, while protecting against a wide range of other online threats like phishing and Wi-Fi intruders. AVG AntiVirus FREE scans for and removes rootkits, catches spyware, and protects your important files with advanced ransomware protection. And with AVG Internet Security, you’ll also get webcam protection, a firewall to protect your network, and tools to prevent being hacked.

Why does my PC need antivirus software?

You need antivirus software if you want to protect your PC against viruses, malware, ransomware, and the variety of other online threats out there.

Windows Defender will guard against standard types of malware, but it won’t match the comprehensive security you’ll get with a powerful, third-party antivirus solution like AVG AntiVirus FREE for PC. Now known as Microsoft Defender, Windows Defender doesn’t offer enough protection against phishing attacks on all browsers, nor does it perform quite as highly as AVG AntiVirus FREE in leading independent tests.

How will AVG AntiVirus FREE affect my computer's performance?

AVG AntiVirus FREE is a super-lightweight and advanced cybersecurity solution that won’t slow down your Windows PC or drain its battery. In fact, it’s designed to work with almost every kind of Windows PC out there, no matter how old or new, with minimal impact on performance. If you’d like an even faster system, you can manually speed up your PC, or better yet, use an automated cleanup tool.

How do I get rid of a virus?

You can check out our guide for how to manually remove a virus from your computer, or you can download a great virus removal tool like AVG AntiVirus FREE and start protecting your PC in real time today. AVG AntiVirus FREE automatically detects and blocks incoming viruses and other malware while scanning and removing any existing malware from your device.

What is a computer virus?

A computer virus is a type of malware that infects your computer often through malicious downloads or deceptive links. Viruses are designed to spread themselves across files and programs as well as across networks to other devices. Indications that you may have a virus on your computer include slowdowns, invasive pop-ups, crashes, and other issues.

Whatever devices you use, AVG has you covered

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