Avast Free Antivirus

Lighter, more powerful – and absolutely free

FREE DOWNLOAD

Also available for Mac and Android too.

“Scores high... an excellent choice for free antivirus protection”

Cloud-light, award-winning free protection

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

AV Comparatives Top Performer

Avast is recognized by the most important anti-malware institute.

PC Mag Editor's Choice

5 Advanced+ awards and the lowest impact on PC Performance

Virus Bulletin 100 Certified

Certified for 100% protection against 0-day threats.

Easy to install,
effortless to use

Avast Free Antivirus scans for security and performance issues and tells you how to fix things instantly.

It protects you in real-time by analyzing unknown files before they get to you. So relax: With Avast, you’re running the most trusted antivirus out there.

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 out there.

Designed for effortless security NEW

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

Gaming?
Now uninterrupted NEW

Our new automatic Game Mode puts all Windows and Avast notifications on hold so you’ve got maximum processing power and speed for your game.

Introducing Behavior Shield NEW

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Find all those cracks which allow malware to slip in, from unsafe settings and passwords to suspicious add-ons and out-of-date software.

This is protection that goes above and beyond

Security doesn’t end on your PC. No other free antivirus crams in these extras to be sure you’re covered everywhere.

Avast Passwords

Too many passwords, none of which are safe? It’s fairly common. Remember just one, and Avast Passwords will take care of the rest, across all your devices, for free!

The world’s most trusted antivirus

But just don’t take our word for it.

Avast Free Antivirus
5

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

Avast Free Antivirus
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.

Avast Free Antivirus
5

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

System requirements

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

Avast Free Antivirus

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