Updating avg offline
If you don't want to pay for a yearly subscription for your virus scan updates, there is always free antivirus software available!
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition (download: free.grisoft.com) is one of them.
The AVG Anti-Virus setup is straight forward, with a few clicks en updating of the virus definitions, your Free AVG software is ready.
You need to register, after registration you receive an e-mail with the registration code.
Advantages AVG Free antivirus: easy virus definition update Disadvantages AVG Free antivirus: doesn't recognize all viruses (personal experience) See the pages Free Avast and Free Anti Vir for other free antivirus software.
After downloading AVG Free Anti-Virus (download: free.grisoft.com), the installation procedure is quite simple (but first remove any earlier version of AVG! After accepting the Acceptance Notice and the License agreement, the installation of AVG continues.
The window for activating the AVG Free License (the license for the free use of the virus scan software has been filled in by default (a username is not necessary).
The toolbar can be disabled in the Internet Explorer by Tools, Internet Options, tab Programs, button Manage add-ons (for Firefox: Tools, Add-ons, button Disable for AVG Safe Search).
Disabling the option Link Scanner in the main AVG Window has no effect.
Grisoft advises to install the AVG Security Toolbar to improve safely browsing the internet: the toolbar verifies websites whether they are safe before they are shown in the browser.
The additional security offered by this toolbar is split into the Search-Shield (verifies the build in Yahoo!
-search results) and the Active Surf-Shield (a real-time protection of visited websites).
The free version only uses the search-Shield while the Active Surf-Shield is disabled.