Free Virus Scan & Malware Removal Tool

Need free malware protection? AVG AntiVirus FREE is an award-winning anti-malware tool that scans and removes viruses, detects and blocks malware attacks, and fights other online threats, too. Protect your system with our world-class malware scanner and virus checker that’s fast, lightweight, and 100% free.

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AVG AntiVirus FREE equips your system with industry-leading malware removal and protection. Get best-in-class cybersecurity, including:

Enjoy around-the-clock protection against viruses and other malware with AVG AntiVirus FREE. The best part? It’s absolutely free!

Praised by the pros

AVG AntiVirus FREE is consistently recognized as a top-tier solution for free malware removal and protection. Download it now and see why AV Comparatives recognized AVG AntiVirus FREE as a Top Product of 2019. We believe we’re the best at keeping people safe —  and the experts agree.

Antivirus Comparatives
Product of the year 2018
CNET Test
Best in the category 2018
CNET Editor's Rating
4,8 of 5 - Outstanding
Softpedia Editor's Review
5 of 5 - Excelent

Keeping people safe all over the world

Protect your Mac and mobile too

It’s not just PCs that need cybersecurity protection — your Mac and mobile devices are also at risk from malware and other common online threats. No matter what’s on your desk or in your pocket, AVG has a security solution uniquely tailored to your digital lifestyle.

AVG AntiVirus FREE for Mac insulates your macOS computer against Mac-specific threats, and it detects PC and mobile malware as well. That way, you won’t accidentally pass along any malware from your Mac to family, friends, or colleagues who use other devices. Scan and remove threats on your computer, and help protect the folks you care about.

Did you know that phones can get malware too? Bring our powerful anti-malware solution to the palm of your hand with AVG AntiVirus for Android — included free with AVG AntiVirus FREE. Defend your Android against malware, and keep your device out of the wrong hands with the built-in Anti-Theft Phone Tracker.

Download our free malware scanner and removal tool

AVG AntiVirus FREE scans and removes all types of malware while detecting and blocking future attacks.
And it’ll cover you against a wide range of other digital threats, too. Download our world-class malware removal tool now, 100% free.

FAQs

How can I scan and remove viruses and malware?

The quickest, easiest, and most reliable way to scan and remove viruses and other malware is to use a specialized malware removal tool like AVG AntiVirus FREE. You can also remove malware and malicious apps from your phone with our dedicated mobile tool.

Will this tool remove all types of malware?

Viruses aren’t the only type of malware, but AVG AntiVirus FREE is equipped to remove the full spectrum of malware threats. So yes — this tool will clear up nearly any malware infection you might come across.

Won't Windows Defender remove malware automatically?

While it can detect and remove many types of malware on its own, Windows Defender isn’t enough. If you’re looking for protection against the full range of online threats, you’ll be safer with a dedicated malware removal tool like AVG AntiVirus FREE.

What's the difference between malware and a virus?

Malware refers to any type of harmful software or code, while a virus is just one type of malware. A virus’s signature trait is its ability to inject its code into your computer’s software, then replicate and spread itself to other systems. Other types of malware work differently. Learn more about viruses, malware, and other digital threats over at the AVG Signal Blog.

System requirements

We’re not demanding. All you need is a PC with Windows 108 or 7*, 1 GB RAM 
and 2 GB of hard disk space. And that’s it.

* Both the 32- and 64-bit versions, excluding Starter and RT editions.

Windows 10 compatible

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