Free Ransomware Protection Tool

Protect your valuable files from ransomware with the award-winning AVG AntiVirus FREE. It’s fast, light, easy to use, and 100% free. Our powerful anti-ransomware software stops ransomware and many other types of threats before they have a chance to infect your device and damage your files.

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Ransomware is a growing problem. Thankfully, AVG has a solution, and it’s absolutely free.

Here’s what makes AVG AntiVirus FREE such an effective ransomware solution:

Enjoy comprehensive protection against ransomware and other types of malware with AVG AntiVirus FREE, our stunningly lightweight yet remarkably robust security solution. Did we mention that it’s absolutely free?

Award-winning anti-ransomware protection

We’re not the only ones who think AVG AntiVirus FREE is an incredible anti-ransomware tool. Download it now for free and see why AV Comparatives recognized AVG AntiVirus FREE as a Top Product of 2019.

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Best in the category 2018
CNET Editor's Rating
4,8 of 5 - Outstanding
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5 of 5 - Excelent

You’re not alone when you decide to protect your devices
with AVG:

Protect your Mac and mobile, too

It’s not just Windows PCs that are vulnerable to ransomware. Macs and mobile devices also benefit from the strong protection AVG provides.

Secure your Mac with AVG AntiVirus FREE for Mac. Our powerful virus cleaner runs quietly in the background, detecting and removing Mac-specific viruses and spyware to protect all your important files. We’ve got you covered on mobile, too. Get comprehensive protection on your phone and tablet with AVG’s mobile security solutions for Android or iOS, both absolutely free. You’ll enjoy unmatched threat protection on the go, backed by the same advanced technology that fuels our PC tools.

AVG AntiVirus for Android brings all of the anti-ransomware power of our desktop app directly to your Android device. Plus, find your stolen phone or tablet with the built-in Anti-Theft Phone Tracker. If needed, wipe your device completely to protect your data from thieves.

Download our ransomware protection tool for free

AVG AntiVirus FREE is a world-class ransomware scanner and removal tool. It’s a comprehensive security solution for protection against ransomware attacks as well as many other types of malware and online threats. Get industry-leading ransomware protection now, 100% free.

FAQs

Does antivirus software prevent ransomware?

The best antivirus programs, like AVG AntiVirus FREE, offer comprehensive protection against many types of malware, including ransomware. You’ll be able to prevent ransomware with a strong antivirus tool.

Can ransomware be removed?

A reputable antivirus tool will remove ransomware from all your devices, including PC, Mac, Android, and iPhone. In fact, robust antivirus software is the best and easiest way to get rid of ransomware, though removing it won’t decrypt any files already affected.

Does ransomware steal data?

Traditional ransomware focuses on locking up your files and folders, or even your entire device, in exchange for a ransom. But the latest strains are even more dangerous, stealing sensitive personal data and threatening to sell it or publish it online. That’s why ransomware protection is crucial, now more than ever.

How do I recover encrypted files?

Never pay the ransom, as you often won’t get your files back. Instead, you may be able to find a ransomware decryption tool online. You can also attempt to restore your files from a backup, if you have one.

Is ransomware a virus?

Ransomware and viruses are both examples of malware (malicious software), but they don’t have much else in common. Viruses borrow your computer’s resources to replicate and spread, while ransomware locks up your device or encrypts your data.

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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