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AVG "FREE" version

by tom joes / March 12, 2008 7:52 AM PDT

I would like to know how I can turn off auto updates and do it manualy at a time of my chooseing. A search useing those terms led me here. There was a title in the results page saying exactly that. The issue is that the virus program updates EVERY time I start up. time consumeing and not needed. Solutions?

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by Bob__B / March 12, 2008 9:05 AM PDT
In reply to: AVG "FREE" version

On this machine.
If I 2xclick the AVG icon in the tray I get a screen that shows this thing called 'scheduler'.
If I poke around in scheduler I find that I can adjust when I want things to happen.....updates....scans.

Personally.. I don't use scheduler....I do my updates and scans manual.
I suppose it's a nice feature for folks who want the machine on auto-pilot.

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2 Ways (to same place).....Either....
by tobeach / March 12, 2008 3:59 PM PDT
In reply to: AVG "FREE" version

on opening page click top>Service>schedule>uncheck box for:
"periodically check for internet updates" OR Front page>Scheduler>
Scheduled Tasks>Edit Schedule> uncheck box as above.

In some older versions you couldn't not schedule, so you would set it to check only at a time you know the computer would be turned off ...
say 5AM & then uncheck box to "wakeup computer to perform this task" &
uncheck box for perform this task upon waking.

Hope this helps. I also manually update 1 time per day. Grin

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