How to do Updating Virus Definitions and Program Version

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Updating Virus Definitions and Program Version, Any anti-virus program is just just like its database of known virus definitions. This is exactly what this program uses to recognize threats for your computer, and that’s why you should make sure the virus definitions are regularly updated. Updates towards the program version provide bug fixes and general program enhancements. Automatically, Avast Anti-virus is placed to update herpes definitions and Program instantly each time a latest version can be obtained. We highly recommend to help keep automatic updates enabled whatsoever occasions.

Well for our discussion at this meeting, which is about How to do Updating Virus Definitions and Program Version which we will divide into 3 separate articles are:

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  1. Manual update of the Engine and Virus Definitions
  2. Manual update of the Program
  3. Configure updates

So from the list above is our main discussion, here we will discuss one by one and explain the steps as well. Therefore let us refer to and follow well the following explanation and steps.

1. Manual update of the Engine and Virus Definitions

The Engine is part of this program that scans your PC for potential threats in line with the Virus Definitions. To by hand invoke the most recent VPS update, please adopt these measures:

  • The first step is right click on the Avast icon in the system tray, then select Update > then select Engine and virus definitions, to launch the virus database update.
  • Next will display an update screen showing the entire process of the VPS update.
  • After you wait for the update and update process has been completed, then next will appear a confirmation message, then OK clog to close the results of the update.

So our first discussion of Manual update of the Engine and Virus Definitions, from the above article you can see step by step accompanied by images to simplify and provide an example of the implementation process.

2. Manual update of the Program

In this part of the Update Program actually also includes from Engine and Virus Definitions, To update this program let us refer to and follow the steps below.

  • In this process is actually very similar to the previous way, first right click on the Avast icon in the system tray and choose Update then you select Program.
  • In the next stage you will see an update screen showing the process of the program update, and here you just wait until the process is complete.
  • When the program update process is complete, then you will see a confirmation message, then you click OK to close the update of this program.

After you confirm that the update process is done and if you are prompted to restart your computer, click Restart Now to restart your computer immediately. And your update process has been fully implemented.

3. Configure Updates

Configure Update is one of the advantages possessed by Avast Antivirus because with the Configure Update you can set the update system to your liking. Configure This update is used to manage updates on the Engine and Virus Definitions and Programs, so let’s look further at the Configure Update and how to use it.

  • To access the Configure Update menu, the first step is to open your Avast Antivirus and select Settings then select Update.
  • Then you will see a view from the Configure Update menu that contains Engine and Virus Definitions and Programs, as shown above.
    If you want to set an update on Virus Definitions, click the arrow in the settings to expand the Settings panel, then check the options you want. Which consists of several settings options are:
    >> Automatic update (enabled by default): updates are downloaded and installed instantly regularly. No actions are needed of your stuff.
    >> Ask when an update is available: notifies you when an update can be obtained. Your confirmation is needed to accomplish the update.
    >> Manual update (not recommended): updates aren’t instantly installed and you’re not notified whenever a new update can be obtained. To update virus definitions by hand, you have to click Update.
    >> Enable steaming updates (enabled by default): downloads micro-updates continuously as new adware and spyware was discovered.
    Once you are done with the settings you change click OK to confirm your changes.
  • The second update settings are in the Program, here also the same arrow click on Settings to expand the Settings panel, then check the options you want to change.
    >> Automatic update (enabled by default): updates are downloaded and installed instantly regularly. No actions are needed of your stuff.
    >> Ask when update is downloaded: notifies you when updates are downloaded. Your confirmation is required to accomplish the update.
    >> Ask when an update is available: notifies you when updates can be found (before installing). To get the update, you have to start the download and installation process by hand.
    >> Manual update (not recommended): updates aren’t instantly installed and you’re not notified whenever a new update can be obtained. To update program by hand, you have to click Update.
    Then once you are sure of the changes you made to this setting, to end the change process click OK to confirm and close your Avast Antivirus.

So this is our article this time about How to do Updating Virus Definitions and Program Version as we have seen and read in the discussion above. In this feature you can set updates automatically or manually. But as a suggestion from us you should set the update to be automatic only, so you do not have to bother to repeatedly check and perform updates manually.

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