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How to update AVG antivirus offline?

AVG antivirus is one of the best free antivirus solutions available today and the new version (v.8) comes with some new features such as new antivirus and anti spywrae scanning engine, Link Scanner Search shield safe search protection and also the AVG Security toolbar which was previously available only with paid version of AVG.

Updating any antivirus program with latest virus definitions are must for continued protection. However, if you don’t have an internet connection and want to manually update AVG Free Antivirus offline with the latest virus definitions, here is how. And also, even if you have internet connection, updating the free AVG has given lower priority; than the commercial user.

Procedure for manually updating free AVG:
Download latest virus definition updates (example: u7iav2083yh) from here using another computer with internet connection. Create a directory called ‘avgupdate’ on your USB drive, CD or your PC and copy and paste this file into it.

Now open your AVG User Interface. In the menu bar, choose Tools > Update from directory to update AVG antivirus offline (see image)

A new window pops up (see image).

Choose the folder (avgupdate) where the virus definitions are copied. Click OK.

A new window pops up (see image). Click on 'Update'

AVG will update its virus database offline using this file.(see image)

Comments

  1. Thanks JK for the tip.
    But I will still recommend AVG or any other anti-virus users to update their anti-virus programs automatically as this is always safer and faster.

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  2. thanks jk..
    but i can download that file in my connection..
    so slow..

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  3. thanks it served me well i was between a rock and hard place after downloading the definitions and after opening them like avira definitions the program refused to update

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