Trojans, viruses, spyware… Not with our free Malware Scanner & Malware Cleaner!

Visiting websites and downloading files makes you vulnerable to threats and attacks. Protect yourself with the anti-malware powers of our award-winning Free Antivirus.

Avira Free Antivirus with Malware Cleaner

What is malware?

Malware is shorthand for malicious software that infects your system. It’s developed by cyber-attackers in order to steal personal data, gain access to your device, or cause damage to it. Rootkits, viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, worms, and browser-hijacks are all malware.


sneak into your system, often disguised as a legitimate tool.


monitors what you do online.


encrypts the infected system, locking the user out until they pay a ransom.


log all your keystrokes and give cyber-criminals your login credentials. They can use your identity to access online stores and go on a shopping spree.


can infect the operating system and slow it down or stop it from loading altogether.

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Here’s why we ALL need reliable anti-malware every day

Hackers are continuously finding new ways to steal your data or just wreak havoc. But it’s not just about security… but also preserving your freedom and confidence, and giving you peace of mind. If you surf the internet, browse, bank, shop, or connect devices to your computer or laptop, you risk malware infection every time.

For comprehensive protection:

1. Install antivirus/anti-malware software.

2. Be diligent about keeping that software updated.

Why choose anti-malware from Avira?

It’s part of our award-winning Avira Free Antivirus, so it’s technology you can truly trust for more than just malware scanning and removal. Plus, it’s made in Germany and backed by our 30 years of expertise in protecting your digital world.


The anti-malware feature in Avira Antivirus offers real-time protection against viruses, worms, trojans, and more. Last year, the free malware removal tool repaired over 90 million infected files.

Easy to use

Our malware protection software is automatically activated in the background and can be manually started to scan a device or folder.

Always current

Virus definition updates mean that you always have the most recent software.

Fast—and so are you

Our antivirus security software doesn’t slow you down because unknown files are checked in our Protection Cloud, well away from your system. AI technology protects you from known and unknown threats, blocking even zero-day attacks— so within minutes, all our customers are protected.

Enjoy a multi-award-winner

We have received top awards for our protection, performance, and repair capabilities.

Top product award for our protection, performance, and usability
Outstanding protection in real-world situations
Top award for our anti-ransomware protection technology
Top-rated antivirus protection for 2018

Get your anti-malware for free—download now.

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