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    AVG prof virus definitions

    Hi all

    Just would like to know where AVG stores virus definitions. What extention does it use? Everytime I install I have to redownload definitions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cider
    Hi all

    Just would like to know where AVG stores virus definitions. What extention does it use? Everytime I install I have to redownload definitions.

    Thanks
    Of course you do, that is by design, to ensure that your definitions are up-to -date.

    If you have a problem with the application once you have installed it, try re-running the installation executable and take the "repair" option.

    If you then have to update the whole definitions file, it probably means that your definitions file got corrupted.

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    okay, thanks...
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    On the positive side, at least AVG has a repair function

    In these days of incremental updates, the pattern/signature files do get corrupted from time to time, due to failed downloads.

    I recently had to fix a copy of PC-cillin (v14) that had that problem. I had to download the relevant files in their entirety, manually replace them and then run the update!!!

    Incidentally the files in AVG are incavi.avm and upd_vers.cfg I believe.
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    Thanks nihil.
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