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We believe that everyone deserves good quality Internet security protection free. AVG Free is ideal for computers that are used for basic searching and surfing functions: kids machines or a TV-side laptop. This level of protection is not for your ‘main’ computer where you perform electronic shopping and banking transactions – for this, AVG recommends our Internet Security product.

High quality anti-virus protection for basic level protection

AVG provides high quality yet free anti-virus protection for novice users and upwards. Experts recommend AVG’s anti-malware and anti-spyware protection to ensure users stay safe online without having to meddle with their computer system settings.

Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware
Our Anti-Virus technology protects you from falling victim to (or unwittingly spreading) a virus, worm, or Trojan horse. The first layer of protection is traditional anti-virus, which keeps known threats out of your system by matching them to a database.
AVG Anti-Spyware protects you from Spyware and Adware that can keep track of your personal information.
AVG Resident Shield provides an additional layer of protection by examining files for threats as they are being copied opened or saved and prevents you opening infected files.
AVG Protective Cloud Technology
Emerging threats are identified “in the cloud” and prevented from infecting your computer via AVG’s automatic updates to your anti-virus software.
AVG Community Protection Network
Information about the latest threats is collected from customers who choose to participate, enabling us to constantly identify new threats, supporting everyone in the AVG community and helping us to provide superior anti-virus protection.
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Be informed and in control


Get faster, safer Internet access when you need it most. With proactive advice from AVG, the power to boost performance and enhance protection is in your hands.

AVG Do Not Track
Brings the control over your privacy back to you. AVG Do Not Track helps you identify and block Ad Networks, Social Buttons, and Web Analytics that potentially track your activity. In addition, you can also choose to notify those websites about your preference not to be tracked.
AVG Advisor
Proactively monitors your computer for problems and suggests solutions for a better browsing experience. Receive notifications about bandwidth-eating applications and high memory usage so you can take appropriate action.
AVG WiFi Guard
Avoid the rogue WiFi access points hackers use to spy on you. AVG WiFi Guard alerts you if your PC attempts to access an unproven WiFi network – even if it has the same name as a network you know and trust.
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Surf and search the web safely

You want to search and surf, but you don’t ever want to go to any infected websites. AVG helps you out by clearly alerting you to threats and keeping you clear of them.

LinkScanner® Search-Shield
AVG LinkScanner® shows safety ratings in your search engine results, allowing you to assess the safety of a site before you go there. Search-Shield works with Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other popular search providers, by placing a safety rating next to each link, letting you know which sites can be trusted and which are to be avoided. Sites are rated in four categories, each of which is colour-coded for easy recognition.
LinkScanner® Surf-Shield
AVG Surf-Shield actively checks web pages in real-time at the only time it matters - before you land on that page. If it detects something suspicious, it prevents you from visiting the site. Surf-Shield protects you both when you click a link to a web page and every time you enter a web address directly into your browser. In AVG 2011 we have improved LinkScanner further to give our best detection rates ever.
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Share your life on Facebook, not viruses

With AVG protecting your system, you can chat and message your friends on Facebook and other social networks in the knowledge that each web page and link is checked for safety. You won’t pick up a malicious link from your friends - and you won’t send one either!

AVG Social Networking Protection
Social Networking Protection is powerful in AVG 2012 and is unique to AVG. Links that are exchanged within Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are automatically checked in real-time so that you and your friends are safe.
AVG Social Networking Protection will activate as soon as you install AVG - there’s no need to bother with cumbersome account or application settings.
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What our users say

Joshua Guy Wagner (Berlin, Wisconsin)

AVG Free has kept my computer free of viruses and malware for a whole year! I bought my netbook new last year. I tried other anti-virus programs on it, but none of them compared to AVG Free. It worked like a charm, and it didn't slow me down. All the computers in my home now run AVG Free. I am so thankful that there are programs out there that keep me safe online.

Ibraheem gamal (El maassra, Egypt)

AVG Free captured four autoruns.trojan horse.worm and a win 32 and it did help me yesterday capturing another autorun and a worm. The best thing in it that actually makes it a lot better and stronger than other antivirus softwares is that it can capture autorun virus.

Joanne O'Brien (New Jersey, USA)

I like that unlike other virus protection it stays in the background unless it finds something. I like the alerts; I like the page recommendations in the searches; I like that I do not have to constantly check the other computers in my home because it is done automatically for me once per day. So many things!

Karlos Hernandez

I have been with AVG for 2 years now. It is so easy to install! I just love the way Resident shield defends my PC and how quickly is able to detect threats! It is well done and it doesn't even lag my system.

Anti-Virus FREE
Internet Security
Award winning Anti-Virus that won’t get in your way
Protection from continually evolving threats.
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Download and exchange files safely
Automatically checks files before they are downloaded.
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Keep messaging free of spam, worms and scams
Keep your inbox clear of spam and safe from phishing scams.
Block Hackers
Essential protection for shopping and banking.
Speed up your web experience
Enjoy online video faster than ever before.
Free telephone support and priority upgrades
Our mission is to provide ongoing peace of mind on a 24/7 basis.
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Priority technical support
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Computer Hardware

Minimum system requirements

Processor Intel Pentium 1.5 GHz or faster
Memory 512 MB of RAM
Hard disk free space (for installation) 950 MB

Recommended system requirements

Processor Intel Pentium 1.8 GHz or faster
Memory 512 MB RAM
Hard disk free space (for installation) 1350 MB

Web browser

AVG’s LinkScanner® technology is compatible with:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Operating systems

AVG Antivirus is compatible with:

Operating SystemAVG AntiVirus
MS Windows XPYes
MS Windows XP Pro x64 EditionYes
MS Windows VistaYes
MS Windows Vista x64 EditionYes
MS Windows 7Yes
MS Windows 7 x64 EditionYes
MS Windows 8Yes
MS Windows 8 x64Yes


AVG Antivirus is available in the following languages:

LanguageAVG AntiVirus
Bahasa (Indonesia)Yes
Brazilian PortugueseYes
Chinese TraditionalYes
Chinese SimplifiedYes
Portuguese (Portugal)Yes


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