Avg not updating virus definitions

Posted by / 05-May-2016 10:41

Avg not updating virus definitions

In order to manually add updates to your AVG Antivirus, you must save the installer to your computer, then access the Options menu and use the 'Update from folder' option to select the BIN file.

This file updates your F-Secure product with the latest virus definitions.

An average of ten new viruses and spyware are found each day and the rate continues to grow.

There is also a new breed of threats on the Internet, such as carefully planned targeted attacks that can pass through conventional security solutions unnoticed, possibly taking over your computer for illegal purposes.

For your convenience, here we have compiled a list on how to get the latest offline antivirus definition files for a few of the more popular packages. The module files on the download page can also update the AVG scanning engine or all of the program’s components while offline.

The XDAT (DAT Package Installer) files available for download from Mc Afee also include an executable that automatically installs the DAT files.

This problem occurred nearly 2 weeks ago for me, which does seem to rather coincide with Zonealarms launch of their Free Antivirus and Firewall - coincidence I think not.

I wonder how many AVG users have been tempted to abandon AVG for this very reason and give Zonealarms new package a try.

When the offline update is complete, AVG will show a confirmation, as shown below.

An up-to-date virus database is a critical component for any security software, on which the detection rate directly depends.

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