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AVG automatically updates on a regular basis, ensuring that your protection is always up-to-date. If you need to make sure that you have the latest updates installed, you can start the update process manually.

A. Update AVG from the Internet

  1. Open AVG program.
  2. Click Update now.

If there are new update files available, AVG will download these files and update itself automatically.

B. Updating AVG offline (from a local directory)

If you need to update your AVG from local disk (e.g. when the Internet connection is not available), follow these steps:

  1. Find a computer that has the Internet connection, and go to
  2. Select the update files you need (typically Virus definitions and All necessary modules for your operating system) and download them to a portable media, e.g. a USB flashdisk.
  3. Insert the flashdisk into your computer.
  4. Open your AVG program.
  5. In the menu Options, click Update from directory.
  6. Navigate to the flashdisk drive or to the location where you stored the update files, and click OK.

Note: 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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