AVG AntiVirus FREE

AVG AntiVirus FREE

By: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

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AVG AntiVirus FREE is an award-winning virus protection software with essential virus and malware protection. It features antivirus protection, link protection, email protection, online shield, data safe, more frequent auto-updates, anti-spam protection, shopping protection, faster scan, privacy protection, and more. There are three product editions available: AVG AntiVirus FREE, AVG AntiVirus, and AVG Internet Security.

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Provides remote protection that allows you to scan your PC using your mobile devices. Provides link protection that protects you from harmful links on the web.


Doesn't include an enhanced firewall feature that allows safer and protected online shopping and banking. Doesn't include data safe protection to encrypt and password-protect your files.


Helps to protect all your devices from harmful viruses, spyware, and malware with improved protection system. The AVG Zen system allows you to monitor and protect all of your devices in one simple dashboard.


AVG AntiVirus FREE is a free antivirus protection software provided by AVG Technologies, a security software company founded in 2005 and based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The main focus of the company is to help individuals, families, and businesses, to protect the security, privacy, and performance of their devices. The company also has offices in San Francisco, United States and Brno, Czech Republic.

Advanced Security Protection System

AVG AntiVirus FREE offers three advanced security protection system: antivirus, anti-malware, and anti-rootkit. The antivirus protection system allows you to protect your system from the intrusion of viruses, trojans, and worms. Once your PC is infected, it can remove the viruses, trojans, and worms from the system and prevent them from spreading around to other devices. The anti-malware protection system allows you to protect your system from malicious software and clean the infected files. The anti-rootkit protection allows you to protect hackers from using your computer remotely.

AVG LinkScanner and Social Networking Protection

Aside from protecting your system from all viruses and malicious software, you also get the AVG LinkScanner feature, which is a feature that allows you to scan every link that you visit on the internet. When you follow hyperlinks on internet web pages, you might be exposed to malicious sites that are designed to steal your important information. This protection technology helps you to prevent you from visiting such harmful links online, and warns you when you are about to access them. The social networking protection feature works almost the same way, only that it is focused on protecting you from accessing harmful links or files that are shared through various social networking platforms.

Real-time Outbreak and AI Detection System

The real-time outbreak detection technology is a cloud-based protection technology that is designed to prevent your system from getting infected by new types of malicious software, and stop the infection in real time. With the increase in cyber crime, you will see that thousands of new malware are being created every day for the purpose of damaging or harming your system. This technology prevents such new types of malware, especially the ones that are still unidentified, from reaching your system. The AI detection system will detect unidentified malware and report it to the AVG security labs for stronger protection and updated AVG security database.

File Shredder and Identity Protection

For the privacy of the users, AVG AntiVirus FREE offers file shredder and identity protection features. These features help you to keep your system protected from identity thefts. The File Shredder feature helps you to delete your files completely, so that it cannot be recovered using data recovery software. This feature removes the traces of your files completely from your system, so that other people cannot find the files that have been removed from your system. The AVG Identity Protection feature helps you to protect your system from malicious software designed to steal your important data information. Thus, with this protection system, you can safely do online shopping and online banking without being afraid that your data will be stolen by hackers.


AVG AntiVirus FREE provides a complete protection system that keeps your system protected from viruses, worms, trojans, malware, spyware, and other malicious threats. Not only that, the software also helps you to securely protect your privacy by protecting your system from all kinds of hacker attacks aimed to steal your important data, passwords, and other sensitive information. It also offers all-in-one protection system for all of your devices, including PC, Mac, and mobile devices.

Top Features

PC Features

  • Anti-Malware & Anti-Rootkit
  • Email Scanner
  • Protective Cloud Technology
  • Community Protection Network
  • Link Scanner
  • Social Networking Protection
  • Detecting Real-Time Outbreak
  • AI Detection
  • Anti-Spam & Enhanced Firewall
  • Priority Updates
  • File Shredder
  • Secured Data
  • Identity Protection
  • Turboscanning & Game Mode
  • Smart Scanner
  • Notifications & Remote Scanning
  • Sharing Tools

MAC Features

  • Triple Protection
  • Real-time Protection
  • Drag & Drop Scanning
  • System Scanning
  • Automated Updates

Android Features

  • Anti Theft
  • App Locking
  • Camera Trap
  • Device Locking
  • Apps Backup


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Company Information

Company Name: AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.

Founded In: 1991

Address: Holandsk√° 2/4, Brno, Czech Republic

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