Updating avg antivirus database
It is highly advisable to update the signatures from within the antivirus, if possible.This option is available in the tray context menu of AVG and ensures that the security software compares scan results to an up-to-date signature database, so as to detect both known and recent threats.
Thanks again Alan for saving me a lot of time and trouble.In order to provide the highest level of antivirus protection for users of AVG Anti-Virus, GRISOFT continuously develops information about new viruses.This information, as well as product improvements, is provided to the users of AVG Anti-Virus in the form of Updates.I had figured out that Zonealarm was the culprit but couldnt see any instances in the program control section of AVG installer being blocked.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.
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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.