Important! If you’re still using Windows XP, it’s time to upgrade

While Microsoft ended its security updates for Windows XP in 2014, AVG AntiVirus FREE continues to protect Windows XP owners with regular virus definition updates. However, we no longer provide program updates, new features, bug fixes, or support for Windows XP. Therefore, we strongly recommend all XP owners to upgrade to the latest version of Windows.

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Easy installation

Installs quickly and easily,
without any headaches.

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Real-Time PC Protection

Instantly protects you against
even the latest threats

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Web & Email Protection

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

Our free software combines data from our millions of users to provide you with the best in Windows XP security for your PC. We automatically push new virus definition updates to AVG AntiVirus FREE to give your Windows XP computer the ultimate in malware protection and to keep you, your PC, and your family safe online.

All in one click.

Why you need extra protection for Windows XP

Think you already have security with your Windows XP software? The built-in firewall is not enough, and Windows XP has no antivirus, no antispyware and no security updates. In fact, Microsoft themselves stopped supporting Windows XP back in 2014, meaning they no longer release security updates for it.

And AVG AntiVirus FREE? Well we've got it all. Because when it comes to the security of your Windows XP PC, some risks just aren't worth taking.

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Stops spyware, 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.

Upgrading your Microsoft Windows XP PC?

AVG antivirus gives you essential protection for your Windows XP PC, stopping viruses, spyware and other malware. It's also compatible with all the latest versions of Windows, so when you're ready to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10, your AVG antivirus will continue working.

How to install AVG Antivirus on Windows XP

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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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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

  • What makes AVG the best antivirus software for Windows XP?

    AVG offers one of the best antivirus software solutions for Windows XP because we keep our computer virus definitions updated, which means you will continue to enjoy protection from new and emerging threats. Plus, our software can remove viruses and malware from Windows XP devices, as well offer you spyware protection.

    For the best and most comprehensive protection, we recommend upgrading from Windows XP as soon as you possibly can.

  • Why do Windows XP devices need antivirus software?

    Windows XP devices are incredibly vulnerable to all types of malware, but since this operating system is so old, neither Microsoft nor most third-party companies offer comprehensive security solutions. Microsoft Security Essentials gives only basic security that can’t protect your device against all kinds of viruses and other malware. Instead, download and use AVG AntiVirus FREE for Windows XP until you’re able to upgrade your PC to a new operating system.

  • Will AVG AntiVirus still work on Windows XP?

    AVG AntiVirus will protect computers with Windows XP (up to version 18.8) against malware and zero-day threats, since we continue to update our virus definitions and other core protections. However, we provide new features and other updates only for AVG AntiVirus on Windows 7 and newer versions. For optimal security, we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version of Windows as soon as possible.

  • Will AVG's antivirus apps work even if I upgrade from XP?

    We fully encourage you to upgrade from Windows XP, but even more recent versions of Windows, like Windows 10, need powerful third-party antivirus protection. After you upgrade from Windows XP, you will need to re-download your AVG antivirus software. We offer protection for all the latest and safest versions of Windows, such as AVG AntiVirus Free for Windows 10.

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