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Installing AVG AntiVirus on Android

AVG AntiVirus for Android is a comprehensive security app that protects your Android devices against phishing, malware, spyware, and malicious viruses such as trojans. Additionally, the Anti-Theft feature allows you to locate, track, and remotely control your device if it is lost or stolen.

AVG AntiVirus comes in both a free and a paid version. This article explains how to install the free version of the app, then optionally upgrade to AVG AntiVirus PRO.

Install AVG AntiVirus

  1. On your Android device, tap the button below to open the AVG AntiVirus product page in Google Play Store. Go To Google Play Store
  2. Tap Install to download and install the app. When installation is complete, tap Open to open AVG AntiVirus.
  3. Tap Scan Now. Wait while the scan completes, and if prompted, resolve any found issues.
  4. Tap Continue with free to start using the free version of AVG AntiVirus for Android.

AVG AntiVirus for is now installed on your Android device.

Upgrade to AVG AntiVirus PRO

You can purchase an AVG AntiVirus PRO subscription by tapping Upgrade in the top-right corner of the main app screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the purchase via Google Play Store.

Your paid subscription activates automatically. If you already purchased AVG AntiVirus PRO via another sales channel, you need to manually activate your subscription. For detailed activation instructions, refer to the following article:


If you experience any installation issues, ensure your Android device meets the minimum system requirements.

  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or later
  • Internet connection to download, activate, and maintain app updates

If the issue persists, contact AVG Support.

Further recommendations

To learn more about AVG AntiVirus for Android, refer to the following article:

  • AVG AntiVirus 6.x for Android
  • Google Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21) or later

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