AVG AntiVirus FREE
for your Windows 10 PC

Download free antivirus for essential protection on your Windows 10 PC. Simple. Powerful. Free.

Also available for Mac, Android, and iOS

Get an award-winning Windows 10 antivirus

AVG AntiVirus FREE gives you essential protection for your Windows 10 PC, stopping viruses, spyware, and other malware. It’s a feature-packed, refreshingly simple Windows 10 antivirus solution.

Enjoy six layers of protection

Enjoy six layers of protection

Stop spyware, viruses & malware so your device and data is fully secure.

Block ransomware in its tracks

Block ransomware in its tracks

Give your important files extra protection from hackers and ransomware.

Get web & email protection

Get web & email protection

Scan your devices and block unsafe links, downloads, and attachments.

Why is Windows 10’s built-in protection not enough?

An independent test from AV-Comparatives found that AVG AntiVirus FREE blocked 100% of malware compared to Microsoft's built-in security, which blocked just 95.6%. That 5% means a lot when there are millions of threats out there.

But it’s got more to offer than improved detection. AVG AntiVirus Free updates automatically and regularly, so it works in real time to keep you safe and secure online.

Ensure Wi-Fi is safe

Ensure Wi-Fi is safe

Get alerts of hacks and leaks

Get alerts of hacks and leaks

Make backups and salvage lost data

Make backups and salvage lost data

And the best bit?
It's free forever

And the best bit? It's free forever

See what the critics are raving about

See what the critics are raving about

We’ve added 25 new accolades in the past two years to the hundreds we’ve won since we started in 1991 — so you know you’re in good hands.

Top Rated product


Top Rated product

Recommended by experts, enjoyed by users

Each month, we stop over 1.5 billion cyberattacks all around the globe thanks to an unrivaled threat detection network — just one of the reasons why professionals and everyday users alike love both our free and paid security solutions.

How to install antivirus on Windows 10

  • 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.



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


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 AntiVirus FREE one of the best Windows 10 antivirus tools?

AVG Free AntiVirus is one of the best free antivirus apps for Windows 10 thanks to our advanced AI-powered antivirus engine and global threat-detection network — the largest in the world. Whenever any device protected with AVG detects a new threat, we’ll automatically send out a cure to every single member of our worldwide AVG community.

By combining our award-winning technology with our decades of industry experience, we create the best free virus and malware scanning and removal software, effective spyware removal solutions, and other powerful security tools to protect your PC. And with the built-in Wi-Fi Inspector, you’ll get real-time security against intruders over your entire network.

Why do Windows 10 devices need antivirus protection?

From viruses and ransomware to phishing and pharming, there’s a wide range of cyberthreats that can attack Windows 10 computers. And while Microsoft’s built-in security offers strong protection against standard types of malware, most experts generally agree that Windows Defender isn’t enough on its own to protect you against the full spectrum of online threats.

Windows Defender guards against phishing attacks if you use Microsoft Edge, but it won’t cover you on other browsers. And it also won’t scan your Wi-Fi network to detect any security risks or intrusions. Lastly, in independent security reviews, Windows Defender doesn’t always perform as well as leading third-party antivirus tools — like AVG AntiVirus FREE. That’s why you should always support Windows Defender with a robust antivirus tool from a provider you trust.

How will AVG AntiVirus Free for Windows 10 affect my PC’s performance?

AVG AntiVirus Free is a lightweight antivirus tool that’s been specially designed to protect your PC without slowing it down. You’ll get industry-leading protection against malware, Wi-Fi threats, phishing attacks, and more, with no impact on speed or performance.

If you’ve noticed your PC has slowed down, you can test the performance of your computer and explore other ways to speed up your PC.

How else can I protect my Windows 10 PC?

AVG AntiVirus FREE will give your PC comprehensive protection against malware and many other threats, but there’s plenty more you can do to keep your computer healthy and fast. Use AVG TuneUp to clean your registry, delete bloatware and other unneeded software, and keep things running smoothly. Install a VPN to encrypt your internet connection, keeping your online activities and IP address hidden from online spies. And anti-tracking software can keep you safe from online tracking and price discrimination.

Do I need to uninstall my existing AVG antivirus software before upgrading to Windows 10?

It depends which version of Windows you’re upgrading from. If you’re upgrading from Windows 7 Service Pack 2 and above, you don’t need to uninstall AVG AntiVirus. Just make sure you have the latest version of AVG AntiVirus installed on your Windows 7 PC by clicking the Update button in AVG AntiVirus.

If you’re updating from Windows XP or Windows Vista, then yes, before upgrading to Windows 10, uninstall AVG AntiVirus Free. After the upgrade is complete, reinstall AVG AntiVirus Free to continue enjoying our powerful, free protection.

AVG AntiVirus FREE for Windows 10

AVG AntiVirus FREE for Windows 10

Download free antivirus for essential protection on your Windows 10 PC. Simple. Powerful. Free.

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