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Free Anti-Spyware Scanner and Remover

Protect yourself against spyware with Avast Free Antivirus, the best spyware remover available. Regain control of your privacy with a spyware scanner, detector, and remover that’s ultra-fast and refreshingly lightweight — and 100% free.

People love Avast Free Antivirus

6207 people rated us 4.7/5

Our best free spyware removal tool

One click brings you the power of Avast Free Antivirus, extinguishing advanced spyware and blocking malicious downloads before they can do harm. It’s really that easy to use.

Avast Free Antivirus lets you:

We’ve packed the world’s largest threat-detection network and machine-learning malware protection into a single, lightweight malware scan and removal tool that won’t slow down your PC. And did we mention, it’s 100% free?

And how good is it? The industry has spoken

Most recently we received the prestigious AV-Comparatives Product of the Year Award 2018 for our free antivirus and spyware protection — yes that’s right, our free antivirus beat out a host of other paid products.


Over the years our software has won too many awards to list here, but check out a few:

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    PC Mag: Editors’ Choice, 2021

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    AV Comparatives: Top Rated Product Award, 2020

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    AV-TEST: Top Product, AV Test Certified, 2020

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    AV Comparatives: 2018 Product of the Year

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    AV Comparatives: 3 stars, Advanced+ in malware protection and removal, 2018

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    AV Comparatives: In Top 3 for least false positives, 2018

We think it’s okay to brag a bit when your personal digital security is at stake. To see more awards, take a stroll through our trophy room.

Anti-spyware protection trusted by over 400 million users

But don't just take our word for it.

Hey, don’t forget mobile and Mac!

That’s right, phones are also computers. Good thing we make a great product to protect your phone from spyware and malicious apps — Avast Mobile Security for Android. And it’s even armed with anti-theft protection!

Think your Mac might have caught something bad? We’ll find out and prevent it from happening again with Avast Security for Mac. It’ll remove spyware from your Mac, and a host of other nasties like viruses and ransomware, too.

Download our free spyware cleaner

Avast Free Antivirus finds and removes spyware, blocks future spyware infections, and guards against viruses, ransomware, and other threats. And it doesn’t cost you a dime.


How can I get rid of spyware?

You can get an anti-spyware scanner. They are usually part of antivirus products. We have a great free antivirus here. If you want to learn more about getting rid of spyware, check out our links here:


Always remove junkware, PUPs (potentially unwanted programs), and other unnecessary software, which can act as spyware and slow down your computer.

Is spyware the same as malware?

No, but they’re both malicious software. Spyware is malware that is hard to detect and collects information about your online habits. If you’d like to learn more about spyware, check out our full What is spyware? article.

Why is spyware dangerous?

Spyware can steal your credit card numbers, passwords, and other personal information.

System requirements

We’re not demanding. All you need is a PC with Windows 10, 8.1, 8 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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