Antivirus: your first line of defense against the uglier side of the internet. From viruses to Trojans to malware at large, here’s a collection of articles that show you what to do, what not to do, and what you should install before stepping online, all written in plain English — we ain’t got patience for jargon either.

5 Quick Tips For a Safer Browsing Experience

5 top tips to help you learn more about safe browsing when you’re online, from why it's important to keep your software updated, to ad blockers, VPNs, cookies, and password safety.

Cybersecurity, Performance & Privacy | Top Tips & Guides

From preventing viruses, to keeping your personal info private online, to getting the most out of your devices, AVG is here to help with our advice roundup.

Download Free Anti-Spyware Tool | Spyware Removal

Scan and remove spyware from your PC with our free anti-spyware software. Protect your activity and personal data from bad actors with the click of a button.

Download Free Trojan Scanner & Remover

Scan and remove trojans & viruses on Windows, Mac or mobile for free with the click of a button. Clean out your PC and protect against other threats.

Free Rootkit Scanner & Remover | Anti-Rootkit Tool

Scan and remove malicious rootkits the easy way with our complete anti-rootkit tool. Prevent unauthorized access to your system and personal files.

Download Free Adware Cleaner & Removal Tool

Download our free anti-adware tool to scan, detect and remove adware with the click of a button. Protect your PC, Mac or phone and banish irritating ads.

5 Tips to Make Working From Home Work for You

5 of our best ideas about how to make working from home work better for you during the global pandemic.

Free Virus Scanner & Cleaner | Malware Removal Tools

Download our free virus scan and malware removal tool. Clean your PC or other devices and stay protected with the most advanced anti-malware solution.

Free Ransomware Protection Tool | Anti-Ransomware Software

Download our free ransomware protection software and defend against ransomware attacks on Windows, Mac, or your smartphone.

How to Avoid Coronavirus Malware & Misinformation

Phishing scams preying on the coronavirus pandemic is on the rise. Find out how you can steer clear of COVID-19 malware.

What is a Sniffer? | How to Protect Yourself

Your complete guide to sniffers. Find out how sniffing works, and how to detect and remove network sniffers from your computer now.

Best Free Antivirus Software 2020 for Windows 7, 8 & 10

The top 10 best free antivirus programs for Windows 7, 8, and 10. Choose the right antivirus software for 2020 & protect yourself from malware & other threats.

The Dirty Truth About USBs

USB devices are like slices of cake: nice as long as you don't find them randomly on the ground. Let AVG explain the risks of plugging in strange USB devices.

What is a Rootkit? | How to Protect Yourself

Hidden deep in the OS, rootkits let hackers control your device without your consent. Learn how to root out the rootkits with AVG's anti-malware tools here.

How to Get Rid of a Virus & Spyware on Your PC & Mac

Is your PC, Mac, or laptop infected with a computer virus? Follow these steps to detect and get rid of viruses & malware like Trojans, spyware, and adware.

What is Smishing and How to Avoid it

A simple explanation of sms phishing (smishing) and how it might occur on your mobile phone. Find out some simple tips to guard yourself against it.

5 Common Misconceptions Busted

We’re debunking the 5 most common misconceptions about the devices you use everyday. From Macs and viruses to how incognito mode really works.

The Ups and Downs of Drones

Drones are getting smarter, but are the people operating them? AVG takes a look at drones, and all the exciting (and scary) ways they're being used today.

How to Hide Apps on Android: Hide Icons & Disguise Apps

Read our step-by-step guide to hide apps on your Android phone. Keep your activity a secret from prying eyes or clear out your home screen icons.

5 Threats to Watch Out for in 2020

A new year means new threats. Let AVG tell you what online dangers to look out for in 2020, and how to stay safe.

7 Tips for Safer Online Shopping & Payment

What are the risks of online shopping? Discover the many scams you should look out for and read our tips for safer online purchasing.

What is Pharming? | How to Protect Against Attacks

Pharming is a scam where attackers send you to fake websites to steal your personal info. Learn about pharming, how it works, & how to protect against it.

How to Remove a Virus from Your iPhone or Android Phone

Learn how to scan and remove viruses from your iPhone or Android phone. Say goodbye to mobile malware, malicious apps, and annoying adware pop-ups!

Cybersecurity Basics

12 cybersecurity terms to help you protect yourself against basic threats.

What is Malware? How Malware Works & How to Remove It

Everything you should know about malware, how it works, what it does and how to remove it. Find the best anti-malware and malware removal tools here!

What You Need to Know About the BlueKeep Vulnerability

The NSA is strongly urging Windows users to update their systems — ASAP! — to avoid the BlueKeep vulnerability.

The Large-Scale Cyberattack Survival Guide

Everything you need to know to survive the Big One. Here are 7 tips on how to stay protected and make sure you don't get roped into a cyberwar when large nation states start slinging digital arrows at each other.

Is Bitcoin Safe? | 3 Reasons Bitcoin is (Mostly) Secure

How safe are bitcoins? Find out how Bitcoin secures your transactions, and when you should take extra steps to protect your digital currency.

How to Keep Your Children Safe Online

Surprise yourself with some chilling data about children’s internet usage, and learn how to keep your children safe from the dangers of the internet.

What is a Man-in-the-Middle Attack?

The ultimate in cyber eavesdropping, a man-in-the-middle attack (MITM) effectively jumps into your conversation with a server and secretly steals or alters your communications. Find out more about how it works and how you can prevent it here.

The Ultimate Guide to Mac Security

Think you've got Mac security covered? Learn how to protect your Mac from common threats like viruses, thieves and snoops with our essential safety tips.

What is a Computer Virus? | The Ultimate Guide to PC Viruses

Find out what a computer virus is, what it does, how it spreads and how you can protect yourself, with examples of the most common types of virus.

What’s New with AVG AntiVirus for Android?

Your mobile device contains sensitive data. Learn how to stop intruders from accessing it with new security features from the latest version of AVG AntiVirus.

Our Best Ransomware Protection is Here

AVG now offers advanced ransomware protection for Internet Security users. Ransomware Protection stops any malware from harming your personal photos and files.

AVG Evolved: The Future of Antivirus

AVG AntiVirus is getting its biggest update yet: new U.I.s, new features, new detection engine — better protection all around.

Why You Need a Password Manager

You need a unique and random password for every one of your online accounts - an near impossible feat for mere mortals without a manager

Top Safest and Most Dangerous Countries for PCs

Some countries are more dangerous than others for PCs -- we tell you which countries have the highest and lowest volumes of malware attacks.

Digital Security Basics

How to be safe online? Getting an antivirus is a great first step in staying protected, but there is more to it than that. Read some digital security basics everyone should know.

Scammers Trying to Steal Netflix Passwords, and More

Be on the lookout for a new phishing email claiming to be from Netflix with the subject line “Important Notice”.

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