To download the AVG antivirus software for free, navigate to AVG.com, hover over the PC or Mac button, depending on your platform, and select the AVG AntiVirus Free option. If you want to download and install AVG on multiple devices, click on AVG AntiVirus Protection in the AVG Zen section. Once the product page opens, click on the Free Download button to download the executable installation file.
As of 2015, the AVG antivirus software includes a protection layer against viruses, spyware and other types of malware. It features Link Protection, a feature that scans links to social media websites and checks whether these links lead to compromised Web pages. Additionally, it automatically warns users if attachments from their email messages contain malicious content. Unlike the paid version and the AVG Internet Security software, the free version doesn’t include features such as file encryption, protection from harmful downloads, shopping protection and spam blocker.
Before installing AVG AntiVirus Free, remove other antivirus and antimalware programs because they can create conflicts, prevent the installation process or slow down your computer’s performance, and make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements specified in the System Requirements section of the AVG AntiVirus Free product page. AVG AntiVirus Free supports multiple Windows operating systems, ranging from Windows XP to Windows 10. The built-in LinkScanner technology only works in Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.