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How to update AVG manually:

There are several ways of updating AVG manually:

Update using the AVG User Interface:
1. Open the AVG Program.
2. On the left side of the window, click Update now.
3. If update options are offered, select an update.
4. Allow the update procedure complete.
5. Repeat the procedure to make sure that AVG is fully up-to-date (a message informing you of this will be displayed).

Update from a folder
Updating your AVG by using binary update files from a folder is useful when updating a computer which is not connected to the Internet.
- Follow the steps in this FAQ article to update AVG from a folder (the FAQ applies to AVG 2011 and AVG 9.0 as well).

Update using the command line
Updating AVG using the command line is useful when you are trying to automate the process in a specific way using a batch file.



AVG 2012

You can run the C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgmfapx.exe process with proper parameters to launch an update (or C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2012\avgmfapx.exe on 64-bit systems instead).

Update parameters are listed below:

/AppMode=(UPDATE | UPDANTISPAM)
* UPDATE - program and virus database update
* UPDANTISPAM - Anti-spam component update (only for AVG Internet Security)

/source=(inet | folder | folderinet)
* inet - gets files from the internet/network (default)
* folder - updates from a folder
* folder - updates from a folder; if there are no valid AVG update files in the specified folder, update will download the needed files

/pri=(2 - 4)
* 2 - virus database update
* 3 - program update (includes virus database update)
* 4 - help files update (includes 2 and 3)

/path="xxx"
* update folder (used only when source=folder or source=folderinet, has no default value)

/url="xxx"
* update URL (used only when source=inet)

Examples of use:

Anti-Spam update:

"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgmfapx.exe" /AppMode=UPDANTISPAM

Virus database update from the C:\update\ folder:

"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgmfapx.exe" /Appmode=UPDATE /source=folder /pri=2 /path="C:\update\"



AVG 2011

You can run the C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgmfapx.exe process with proper parameters to launch an update (or C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgmfapx.exe on 64-bit systems instead).

Update parameters are listed below:

/Appmode=UPDATE
This parameter needs to be specified (there are no other options for AVG Free Edition).

/source=(inet | folder | folderinet)
* inet - gets files from the internet/network (default)
* folder - updates from a folder
* folder - updates from a folder; if there are no valid AVG update files in the specified folder, update will download the needed files

/pri=(2 | 4)
* 2 - virus database update
* 4 - program update (includes virus database update)

/path="xxx"
* update folder (used only when source=folder or source=folderinet, has no default value)

/url="xxx"
* update URL (used only when source=inet)

Examples of use:

Program update from the Internet using the primary Free update server:

"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgmfapx.exe" /Appmode=UPDATE /pri=4 /source=inet /url="http://guru.avg.com/softw/10free/update"

Virus database update from the C:\update\ folder:

"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgmfapx.exe" /Appmode=UPDATE /source=folder /pri=2 /path="C:\update\"



AVG 9.0

You can run the C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgupd.exe process to launch an update with the default settings (or C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgupd.exe on 64-bit systems instead).

You can specify more options, if needed. Update parameters are listed below:

/source=(inet | folder)
* inet - gets files from the internet/network (default)
* folder - updates from a folder

/pri=(2 | 4)
* 2 - virus database update
* 4 - program update (includes virus database update)

/path="xxx"
* update folder (used only when source=folder, has no default value)

/url="xxx"
* update URL (used only when source=inet)

Examples of use:

Program update from the Internet using the primary Free update server:

"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgupd.exe" /source=inet /pri=4 /url="http://guru.avg.com/softw/90free/update"

Virus database update from the C:\update\ folder:

"C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgupd.exe" /source=folder /pri=2 /path="C:\update\"