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Avast Free Antivirus

Essential protection that’s light, powerful, and completely free

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2021 <b>Editors choice</b>
2021 Editors choice
4.5
2021 <b>Editors choice</b>
2021 Editors choice
5
6 layers of security
Powerful virus scanner
No slowdowns or interruptions
Award-winning

Cloud-light, award-winning free virus protection

Packed with the largest threat-detection network, machine-learning virus protection and home network security that won’t slow down your PC.

Easy to install,
effortless to use

Get essential antivirus protection. Avast Free Antivirus scans Windows devices, like your laptop or desktop PC, for privacy, security, and performance issues, then tells you how to fix things instantly.

Over 435 million users worldwide trust Avast. Join them.

What’s inside the latest version?

A beautifully intuitive interface, advanced application protection, a new passive mode for running multiple security products in parallel — and a little something for you gamers and movie buffs.

Designed for effortless security

Just a click of our fresh, new, easy-to-use interface checks everything from your passwords to your home network security.

NEW
Game or movie time.
Now uninterrupted

We’ve renamed Game Mode and taught it some new tricks. Now called Do Not Disturb Mode, it blocks distracting popups whether you’re gaming, watching movies, or presenting in fullscreen.

Introducing Behavior Shield

We don’t just check your applications for malware. We now keep an eye on their behavior to make sure they don’t suddenly go rogue.

This is no run-of-the-mill free antivirus

On top of our latest features, we cover essential intelligent threat-detection and real-time protection with such a light touch on your PC, you never even know it’s there.

Intelligent Antivirus
Detect and block viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware and phishing. We use smart analytics to stop threats before they affect you.
CyberCapture
Automatically send suspicious files for analysis in the cloud, and push a cure to all Avast users if it's a threat.
Wi-Fi Inspector
Automatically detect weaknesses in your home Wi-Fi and strangers piggybacking on your network.
Smart Scan
Find all those cracks which allow malware to slip in, from unsafe settings and passwords to suspicious add-ons and out-of-date software.

Layer upon layer of security

Avast Free Antivirus uses multiple layers of security to keep you safe from even the newest, never-before-seen threats.

Over 435 million users worldwide trust Avast

Here’s what users say about it:

The UI for your software - amazing. Great work over the years. Can't say enough good things!

Ryan R.
5

Thank you, Avast, for the excellent work you do. I run your antivirus software on both my Mac OS X and my Windows machines. You have the best products on the market, period.

Eric S.
5

I’ve been using Avast for over a year and have found it one of the best free software protection devices on market.

Daryl C.
5

FAQ

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.
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Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Save the Avast file
Save the Avast file
Save the Avast file
Save the Avast file
Save the Avast file
Open the Avast file to install
Open the Avast file to install
Open the Avast file to install
Open the Avast file to install
Open the Avast file to install
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Run the Avast installer
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click the downloaded file on the bottom-left corner of your browser.
Click Save File when prompted. Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file.
Choose Save File when prompted, then click OK.
Click Save File when prompted. Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file.
Click Save File when prompted. Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file.
Choose Save File when prompted, then click OK.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner and click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and double-click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and click on the downloaded file.
Go to your Downloads folder and double-click on the downloaded file.
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Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Open the Avast file to install
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Open the Avast file to install
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Confirm the installation
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file and approve the installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Go to Downloads on the top-right corner to open the setup file and approve the installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Yes on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
Click Allow on the system dialog window to approve the start of your Avast installation.
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Follow setup instructions
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Follow setup instructions
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Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
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Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
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