Full protection for your Windows 8 PC

Protect your Windows 8 PC from viruses, malware, ransomware and other threats with an antivirus that won't slow your computer down. Our free antivirus software combines artificial intelligence and crowd-sourced data from our millions of trusted users to keep your Windows 8 computer safe and secure.

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Installs in moments

Get powerful protection with light, easy installation.

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Real-Time PC Protection

Updates automatically using real-time analysis without slowing you down.

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Web & Email Protection

Scans your devices and blocks unsafe links, downloads and attachments.

AVG AntiVirus FREE works around the clock to give your Windows 8 computer the ultimate in malware protection by updating in real-time to keep you, your PC and your family safe online.
Easy. Efficient. Free.

Why AVG AntiVirus for your Windows 8 PC?

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Stops spyware, viruses & malware.

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Warns you against unsafe web links.

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Scans quickly and quietly.

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And the best bit?
It's all for free.

True, Windows 8 comes with its own built-in security, but it doesn't provide your PC with the complete protection that AVG AntiVirus FREE does. In fact, in a recent test by AV-Comparatives, AVG blocked 100% of malware threats compared to just 95.6% by Microsoft  meaning your Windows 8 PC is safer and more secure with AVG. Ready?

Upgrading your Windows 8 PC?

There has been no support or security updates available for Windows 8 users since January 12, 2016 and now Microsoft has announced that it’s ending extended support for Windows 8.1 in January, 2023. Therefore, we strongly recommend all Windows 8.1 users to upgrade to the latest version of Windows.

AVG AntiVirus FREE ensures your computer is protected from online threats. If you're upgrading your Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, your AVG AntiVirus will continue working as it's compatible with all the latest Windows versions. Browse the internet with complete confidence, knowing that both your online security and computer are in safe hands.

How to install AVG AntiVirus on Windows 8

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Download the install file below.

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Run the file to start your installation.

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Follow the simple steps on your screen.

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Once it's done, restart your computer. Easy!

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System Requirements

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Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite or above

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Android 5.0 or above

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iOS 10.3 or later


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is AVG one of the best free antivirus apps for Windows 8?

    AVG AntiVirus FREE is one of the best free security apps for Windows 8 because of the comprehensive protection it provides against malware, phishing attacks, Wi-Fi intruders, and other threats. Thanks to our global threat-detection network, we’re able to prevent attacks from brand-new threats as they emerge. And should your PC already be infected, AVG AntiVirus FREE can remove spyware, ransomware, and other types of malware before they can do additional harm.

  • Why does Windows 8 need antivirus protection?

    It’s generally acknowledged that Windows Defender isn’t enough to fully protect your devices. While Windows Defender offers reasonable protection against ransomware and standart types of malware, its anti-phishing defenses are limited to Microsoft Edge. AVG AntiVirus FREE protects against phishing and pharming attacks no matter which browser you use. And it monitors your home network for any signs of intrusion. You’re safer when you protect your PC with strong, third-party antivirus software like AVG AntiVirus FREE.

  • How can I tell if my Windows 8 device has a virus?

    AVG AntiVirus for Windows 8 automatically scans your PC and removes viruses and other malware, while detecting and blocking incoming malware threats. It also detects and blocks suspicious links, unsafe websites, and dubious attachments. If there’s a computer virus or any other malware on your PC, AVG AntiVirus Free for Windows 8 will detect and remove it immediately, before it can cause any additional harm.

  • Will I still be protected when I upgrade?

    Yes! When you upgrade to a newer Windows operating system, like Windows 10, AVG will continue to protect your device — it's compatible with all the latest versions of Windows. After you upgrade, simply reinstall AVG AntiVirus FREE as soon as you’re done. You can download AVG AntiVirus for Windows 10 right here.

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