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10. AVG Updates
Keeping your AVG up-to-date is crucial to ensure that all newly discovered viruses will
be detected as soon as possible. Since AVG updates are not released according to any
fixed schedule but rather in reaction to amount and severity of new threats, it is
recommended to check for new updates at least once a day. Checking every 4 hours
will guarantee that your AVG Virus base is kept up-to-date also during the day.
10.1. Update Levels
AVG offers two update levels to select from:
Definitions update contains changes necessary for reliable anti-virus, anti-
spam and anti-malware protection. Typically, it does not include any changes
to the code and updates only the definition database. This update should be
applied as soon as it is available.
Program update contains various program changes, fixes and improvements.
scheduling an update
, it is possible to select which priority level should be
downloaded and applied.
10.2. Update Types
You can distinguish between two types of update:
On demand update is an immediate AVG update that can be performed any
time the need arises.
Scheduled update - within AVG it is also possible to
pre-set an update plan
The planned update is then performed periodically according to the setup
configuration. Whenever new update files are present on the specified
location, they are downloaded either directly from the Internet, or from the
network directory. When no newer updates are available, nothing happens.
10.3. Update Process
The update process can be launched immediately as the need arises by the Update
. This link is available at all times from any
AVG user interface
However, it is still highly recommended to perform updates regularly as stated in the
update schedule editable within the
Once you start the update, AVG will first verify whether there are new update files
available. If so, AVG starts their downloading and launches the update process itself.
During the update process you will get redirected to the Update interface where you