AVG Update from directory
AVG can be updated from local storage (for example, CD, hard drive files, USB flash drives). To update AVG from a directory, please follow these steps:
- Download AVG update files from http://free.avg.com/update. Store the update files on CD, USB flash drive or on your computer (eg you can create a folder in "Documents" and store the update files there).
- Open the AVG Program.
- On the Tools, click Update from directory.
- Navigate to the folder where the AVG update files are stored, and then click OK.
The AVG download page http://free.avg.com/update has a number of different modules. Here is description of their purpose:
- Virus definitions: Iavi - Virus database update. Improves detection for more components, e.g. Resident Shield (Anti-Virus), Online Shield (part of LinkScanner), scans.
- Additional module: Ichjw - Update of certificates database for core component. Adds detection of new trusted applications, which improves scanning speeds.
- Additional module: Idat - Update for Identity Protection (whitelist). Improves detection.
- LinkScanner DB full - Complete LinkScanner detection database update. Improves the detection of harmful websites.
- Core module - Update for AVG scanning engine. It is important to choose proper file (32-bit or 64-bit) based on architecture of the operating system.
- All necessary modules - Program update. When applied, AVG components are updated to the latest versions. The Virus Database is not affected. It is important to choose proper file (32-bit or 64-bit) based on architecture of the operating system.
Please note that it is NOT possible to update AVG from folders in the following locations:
- shared folders (without access rights for Everyone or System)
- substituted drives
- emulated drives
- other resources with limited access for System account
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