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Avast Free Antivirus for Windows 10

Over 435 million users worldwide trust Avast. Get our free, award-winning protection against viruses and other malware for Windows 10 now.

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Get the best Windows 10 antivirus

Protection that goes above and beyond
Windows 10 provides very basic protection. Avast Antivirus secures not only your PC, but your entire home network as well — and it comes with advanced features such as Software Updater, Do Not Disturb Mode, and more.
Official partners with Microsoft
With Avast and Microsoft in your corner, there’s not much that can get in your way. When Microsoft supports Avast Antivirus on all Windows 10 machines, it sends a clear message: we’re respected for what we do. That’s why industry experts like PC Magazine and PC Advisor rate us highly too.
No slowing you down
We’re proud to be called the "Antivirus with the lowest impact on PC performance” by AV Comparatives. Whether you use your PC for gaming or for work, Avast gives you the biggest protection in the smallest package possible

Free award-winning antivirus for Windows 10

Avast has earned many accolades, but the best reward is the loyalty of our 435 million users. We enjoy serving the largest community of any antivirus company in the world — and we’re thrilled to continue protect you when you upgrade your PC to Windows 10.

It’s free forever

Get advanced Windows 10 antivirus protection against online threats like viruses and other malware. But we don’t stop there. We offer extra security features such as behavior shield, remote assistance, browser cleaning and more — yep, you guessed it — completely free.

Around-the-world, around-the-clock protection

We’re proud to protect millions of Windows 10 PCs. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Check to see how many PCs we’ve protected this week alone:
Avast prevented virus attacks on Windows 10 PCs in the past week.
Avast prevented virus attacks on Windows 10 PCs in the United States just last week.
The United States’ Windows 10 PCs are the third most attacked in the world.

The number of attacks prevented against Windows 10 PCs in the past 30 weeks

Already have Avast? We’ve got you covered

If you’re planning on upgrading from older versions of Windows, such as XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1, we’re ready to keep your new Windows 10 PC virus-free. Just make sure you’re running the latest version of Avast before you upgrade your machine, and when you finish the transition to Windows 10, you’ll find us there, right where you left us, ready to protect your PC and everything you hold dear in it. The same process applies if you're upgrading to Windows 11.

System Requirements

It doesn’t take much to have a machine protected by Avast. All you need is a PC with 256 MB+ RAM and 1.5 GB of hard disk space. If your Windows 10 PC has that (which it very likely should), you’ll be good to go.

How to install Avast Antivirus on Windows 10

To start using Avast, just follow these easy steps:
Download the installer by clicking here.
Right-click the installer and click “run as administrator”.
Click “Install”.
When the progress bar vanishes, your PC is protected.
And that's it! Your PC is 100% secure.

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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
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
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
Follow setup instructions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
Click the button in the installer window to begin installation.
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