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I am using AVG Anti-Virus Free edition since a long time and I am very happy with its performance so far.AVG Anti-virus protects your Computer from latest viruses,spywares ,Trojans and also very effective USB drive viruses.

Here I am sharing some of AVG’s tips and tricks

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TIP#1.Remove viruses automatically while scanning your Computer and USB drives

By default automatic healing of infections is not enabled in AVG Anti-virus, we have to enable it so as to make the process automate.This will save time as your interaction is not required while scanning your computer or removable media such as USB drives to remove infection found during the scan.

To enable automatic healing of  infection

Open AVG user interface>Tools>scans>enable automatically heal/remove infections for 4 predefined scan items on the left panel by selecting them individually.Enabling removable media scan also very important as AVG effectively removes USB drive viruses automatically very quickly.

read Trick to Delete USB Drive Viruses Automatically with AVG

Tip#2.Update AVG

Make sure AVG anti-virus is up to date to detect and remove latest viruses automatically,you can update AVG virus definitions by clicking “update now” in AVG user interface.

Tip#3  Update AVG offline

To protect your self from latest upcoming  viruses AVG anti-virus’s virus definitions must be updated if you don’t have internet connection you can download virus definitions and update AVG offline.

read How to Download AVG Virus definitions

        How to Update AVG Offline

Tip#4.Clearing infections in Virus vault

All those viruses which are not deleted by AVG will be sent to Virus vault ,to clear all infections in Virus vault

Open AVG user interface>History>Virus vault select all infections and click “empty vault”.

Tip#5 Shutdown your computer automatically after full computer scan

On a weekend you decided to scan entire your hard drive (make sure you followed tip1) but worried it may take long time and requires your presence is required ,don’t worry you can set AVG to shutdown your computer automatically after full computer scan .

read How to Shutdown Your Computer Automatically after AVG’s Scan

Tip#6.Delete AVG’s temporary update files

By default temporary update files of AVG remains in your hard drive unless you clear them these temporary update files have no importance you can delete them safely.

Just open AVG user interface>Tools>advanced settings>in the left pane select Update  and select Manage by expanding it on the right pane click “delete temporary update files”.

Bonus: Troubleshooting issues with AVG

read How to Fix AVG’s Update Error “Invalid Update Control CTF File”

      How to Disable AVG Search–Shield or Link Scanner

Facing Problems in uninstalling AVG while you want to  reinstall AVG.

        Download AVG Removal Tool

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