OK...probably a stupid question but I've never encountered this before...so...
I update AVG regularly...every day..today was somewhat different in that, of all the days I have updated, this is the very first time it told me I had to restart my computer...
it's never done this before.
Is it because there was a much larger than normal file to upload? Normally it's a small file...zip it's done...but for some reason today there was a larger than normal file that took over 8 min to download.
I noticed that too...
I figured it was also an application\scan engine update....not just definitions.
Because it updates the application itself....this may\would require a reboot???
Edit> Eg There are no stupid questions ;)
Spot on Morgana~
It updated the engine (operating program). As it also runs for the interactive scanning, and had loaded when you booted, you needed to reboot to load the new interactive scanning program.
I had the same myself, but being an old DOS fart, I did not worry, you used to get a load of TSR (Temporary Stay Resident) programs in DOS. The general principle is pretty much the same?