Some folks find it a great hardship to do a daily manual update of their crudware scanners.
Some folks just forget.
Some folks don't know these things need to be updated.
I suppose the set-it-and-forget-it feature/auto update is a nice thing or better then nothing.
I'm not a trusting type,belt+suspenders,perk coffee pot etc,so I do these things in a manual fashion.
However when I think of the GAZILLION users who think they have a home entertainment system (turn it on/enjoy) maybe auto update is a good thing.
I get the idea sometimes that many people get AVG updates automatically. I have some of my utilities set for automatic updates, but that isn't good enough for me! Call me paranoid, but thus far, it has paid off. I'm one that also checks things manually.
As easy as it to check for updates with AVG, EACH time BEFORE I check my email, I right click on the AVG icon in the navigation tray and left click on Check for Updates. It either gets an update in a matter of seconds or tells me there are none to get. How simple can this be?
The other programs I use are just about as simple, only that I have to physically open the program to check for updates. But hey, it's worth it to me. I don't check those as often as AVG, but I do check probably more that actually needed. Like I said, call me paranoid, but I've probably been called worse.
Just a suggestion was a long-time AVG user. A manual check might save your hide (LOL)!