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AVG AntiVirus for Mac

By AVG TechnologiesFreeUser Rating

Key Details of AVG AntiVirus

  • Detects and removes malware, spyware, and viruses. Scans email attachments and downloads
  • User-friendly interface, easy navigation, and simple setup process
  • Highly recommended for basic antivirus protection for personal use

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

AVG AntiVirus for Mac helps keep your Mac free of viruses and running smoothly. Through its intuitive interface, this app lets you manage your security settings and run scans at any time to ensure complete protection.


Scanning options: With AVG AntiVirus for Mac, you can either complete a full scan of your computer, or you can select a file or files to scan independently. This saves you time and lets you avoid repeating scans of the same items over and over again. There are also several options on the Preferences page that allow you to customize your scanning further, including the option to scan for Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) that you may have unintentionally downloaded.

Real-time Protection: Real-time Protection detects and eliminates new threats in real time, so once you've cleaned off your machine, you won't have to worry about new infections taking hold. This feature can be turned on and off as you see fit.


Slow scans: In testing, a full scan of our Macbook Air took over an hour and returned a result of no threats detected. This seemed long for a relatively small machine without any issues. But once you've completed a full scan once, you won't need to repeat it often.

Bottom Line

AVG AntiVirus is a good free tool for protecting your computer from a wide range of external threats. The file scan option lets you choose exactly what you want to scan, and Real-time Protection safeguards against new threats.

What's new in version 20.10.3157

  • Expanded password protection.
  • Support for beta versions of browsers: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, AVG Secure Browser
  • Improved Rescue Disk feature
  • Enhanced Rescue Disk performance and .DLL file cleanup.
  • Routine bug fixes for enhanced strength and reliability.

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Full Specifications

February 7, 2024
Latest update
February 7, 2024
Operating System
Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
macOS Catalina | macOS Mojave | macOS High Sierra | macOS Sierra | OS X El Capitan | OS X Yosemite
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Enjoy worry-free unhackable online life with real-time malware threat elimination within unbreakable Web defense.
AVG AntiVirus for Mac is essential free security for protecting everything important on your Mac -- without ever getting in your way. You get:Triple Protection. Our award-winning detection technology scans for Mac, PC, and Android-specific threats.Always-On Security. We run quietly in the background. Every file you open, copy, or save is automatically scanned so quickly, you'll never know we're there.Online protection. Blocks malicious websites and downloads.Automatic Updates. Virus database updates get pushed to you automatically, so your Mac is always up-to-date against the latest threats -- without you needing to lift a finger.