Windows 7’s built-in security tool, Microsoft Security Essentials, only offers basic protection — especially since Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 with critical security updates. An unsupported OS is never 100% secure, but AVG antivirus will continue to prevent viruses, malware, and other threats.

Learn more about how AVG protects our Windows 7 users.

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Installs in moments

Get long-lasting and easy-to-install Windows 7 security.

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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.

Upgrading your Microsoft Windows 7 PC?

Have the most up-to-date Windows 7 security and protection with AVG AntiVirus FREE. If you upgrade to another Windows operating system, AVG will continue working — it’s also compatible with all the latest versions of Windows. That means you can browse the internet in peace, knowing both your online security and computer are in safe hands.

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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.

Awards for AVG Antivirus for Windows 7

Don't just take our word for it. We've won awards for our outstanding Windows 7 antivirus protection.

Award AV Comparatives 2020
Softpedia Editor's Review Excellent award
CNET Editor's Rating
Softonic Imprescindible 5 stars
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How to install AVG Antivirus on your Windows 7 PC

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Download the install file here.

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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!

Reviews from our Windows 7 users

Our customers trust us every day to keep their Windows 7 computers safe and secure

Steve J. M.



AVG Free is an excellent product which does not slow my machine down (I have had it running in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and now in Windows 10), it has never crashed, it is simple to update and possibly most importantly it seems to catch 990/0 of any viruses I come across on the fly (any it doesn't catch are found during a weekly. monthly scan of my system). Do yourself a favour and give it a try - what more can you want at the price (FREE)!!!!



AVG free

AVG Free is easy to download and install. Runs in the background without hogging memory and has block and/or removed several items on my PC. The email scanner is a must due to so much spam and other unwanted email that could contain a virus or malware. I have been using this program on Windows 7 Pro and just installed AVG Free on Windows 10 pro (64 bit).

M Vd H.


Used it years and never any problem

I have used avg free many years to protect my laptop Lenovo with windows and I have never had any problems. I always let avg update automatically.

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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


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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

  • Will AVG AntiVirus Free protect Windows 7 devices?

    Yes! As of 2021, AVG supports all Windows 7 devices and is compatible with this operating system. We continue to update our software and our computer virus definitions to keep you protected against zero-day attacks and other new threats as they emerge. That’s just one reason why AVG AntiVirus FREE is the best free antivirus software for Windows 7.

  • What makes AVG AntiVirus FREE one of the best free antivirus apps for Windows 7?

    AVG AntiVirus FREE is one of the best antivirus apps for Windows 7 because it provides your Windows 7 PC with comprehensive protection against malware, exploits, and other threats. And though Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7 with security updates, we’re always updating AVG AntiVirus FREE to protect you against the latest threats. Our advanced virus and malware removal technology will keep your PC malware-free for as long as you plan to use it.

  • Is it still safe to use Windows 7?

    Since Microsoft has stopped providing its Windows 7 operating system with security updates, we can’t say that it’s safe to continue using it. Many computer exploits target security vulnerabilities in Windows 7, and by updating to Windows 10, you’ll be protected against them.If you plan to continue using Windows 7, protect your PC with powerful third-party security software such as AVG AntiVirus for Windows 7 in order to defend against malware and other online threats.

  • Will AVG AntiVirus Free keep me protected even after I upgrade?

    AVG AntiVirus Free will continue protecting you when you choose to upgrade to a newer operating system. Just remember to reinstall AVG AntiVirus Free once you finish your upgrade. It’s super easy to download and install newer versions of AVG’s antivirus apps, like AVG AntiVirus for Windows 10.

  • Is AVG AntiVirus FREE for Windows 7 really free?

    Yes, AVG AntiVirus FREE for Windows 7 is free to download and use on as many devices as you’d like. If you’re interested in more comprehensive protection, you can always download AVG Internet Security, which offers advanced protection for your Windows 7 device. You’ll get a data shredder, webcam protection, an enhanced firewall to secure your home network, protection against remote access threats, and more.

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