How to Install Antivirus on firestick?

Don’t we use numerous software for our everyday needs?

Well. That is true. We need the software. They are like life on hardware. If there is no software, the hardware is unable to perform. This is the most impressive factor that we must admit.

Firestick is one of the software that helps to make television into a smart television. And they are frequently affected by viruses. Do you know how to install antivirus on firestick?

I guess, most of my readers are unaware of this fact. They lack the know-how to install an anti-virus on the firestick device. Not to worry. And this is a natural issue. Not everyone will be able to install an anti-virus unless they know the process.

So, this is post is about the installation of an anti-virus. Let’s check this out.

What is a firestick?

In brief, this is a streaming device. Or a streaming video player. Amazon sells this device. Identical to a USB flash drive, you need to insert the device into your television. Use the HDMI port for this purpose. The player will stream various television shows, series, and other content.

What is an anti-virus?

As the name suggests, anti-virus is software that battles viruses. The software removes the virus and protects the device. At times, the anti-virus helps to save your identity and properties as well.

What is an anti-virus?
What is an anti-virus?

What are the common anti-viruses for firesticks?

Well. There are a good number of anti-viruses available for use in firestick. But the most notable ones include:

  • Bitdefender,
  • Malwarebytes,
  • Webroot,
  • VirusTotal.

How to install antivirus on firestick?

Now, let’s check the core of this post. We will know about the way to install an anti-virus on the firestick. You can also follow the steps to install anti-virus in several generations of this device.

How to install antivirus on firestick?

Remember one fact. The anti-viruses are third-party applications. So, it may not be possible to install them on your device directly. Instead, you have to follow some other ways to install them.

In a nutshell, you have to install the APK files of that software using the Downloader. You can get the downloader from the app store of Amazon.

The downloader installation

Before the anti-virus installation, it is necessary to install the downloader. Let’s check the downloader downloading process.

Step 1

Go to the Find option of your Firestick. Keep scrolling until you find the search option. In the search box, type Downloader. You will get a list of suggestions.

The downloader is available in the Apps and Games category.

Step 2

Now, click to Download the downloader. After the download ends, go to the settings icon of your Firestick. Then, click the My Fire TV option. From there, select the Developer Options and click to install unknown apps. Otherwise, the device will not install the downloader.

Next, click on the downloader for turning it on.

So, you are now done with the preparatory tasks. Hence, it is time to install the antivirus.

How to Install Antivirus on FireStick?

Now that you have the necessary tool on your FireStick, let’s quickly go through the steps to install the abovementioned antivirus apps on your Amazon Fire TV Stick or Fire TV.

How to install the anti-virus? 

The process is simple. For instance, you want to install Webroot anti-virus. What to do?

Step 1  

Open The Downloader

As the first step, you have to open the downloader app. From the home screen of your Firestick, you will find this app. Select the input box. There you will enter the URL to search for the application [anti-virus].

Step 2

Now, you have to type the following address to download the antivirus. The address is “” Remember, the URL is sensitive to the case. So, make sure you type them perfectly. And then, select the Go option.

Step 3

The antivirus will be downloaded. Then, install it. Once, the installation is complete, select Done.

Step 4

Remove the APK

Remember the APK that you downloaded earlier? You have to delete it from the internal storage. So, remove it from the Firestick.

Now, you have successfully installed the anti-virus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need the internet to run Firestick?

Of course. You will need internet to stream from the device. In fact, without the internet, you will not see the home page of the Firestick. It will not work. So, you need to get connected to the internet. And for smooth viewing, the internet connection should be fast, as well.

How to install a Firestick?

Well. This is a very simple process. You need to have a television set with an HDMI port. Other than the HDMI port, you cannot plug the Firestick into the television. Once the device is plugged into the television, connect it to the internet. You will get some options and follow them.

How to install a Firestick?

Next, you will see the home page of Firestick.

However, do not panic if there is no HDMI port. You have other ways to follow. Why don’t you use a converter? The converter will help to lug the device if you lack an HDMI port. But the converter is unable to provide a high-resolution viewing experience for the audience.

Do I need a subscription to watch movies on Firestick?

Yes, you need subscriptions to watch movies on Firestick. You can get the most suitable one as a subscription. If you do not wish to pay more, you can subscribe to some channels where you pay for the content you enjoy. That is convenient as well.

Is there any free content on Firestick?

Of course, there is some free content. For instance, you can check YouTube. This is completely free for the users. There are some other channels available as well. You need to search on the internet about them.

Last words

This was all about how to install antivirus on firestick. Hopefully, you are aware of the facts and can install the antivirus to remain safe. Make sure you pass the idea to your buddies as well. It will help them to be safe from malware and others.

About Thohidul Alam

Thohidul Alam is a Web Developer by profession and Content Writer by passion. He loves to write about gaming and technology guides. When he is not writing, he must be developing something!