Update Antivirus Tasks for Devices

This Article Applies to:

  • AVG Business Cloud Console
  • AVG Business On-Premise Console

Both AVG Business Antivirus threat detection software and the threat database that Antivirus uses are updated on a frequent basis. New threats are discovered every day and it is important to keep your device(s) up to date to maximize the protection of devices and networks.

When this task runs, the software updates on each device the next time that device is turned on and connected to the internet. The task history shows you when the task has completed successfully for each device, and you can view more details in the Tasks Report.

Cloud Console

Updating AVG Business Antivirus and Virus Definitions

For details on how to create tasks for specific devices or your entire network, see Creating and Deleting Tasks.

  1. Navigate to the Devices page, then do one of the following:
    • For a single device, click the More button to the right of the device name
    • For multiple devices, check the boxes of all devices you would like included, then click Actions
  2. Hover over Update, then select the button for the type of task you would like to create:
    • Update AV Virus Definitions Version
    • Update AV Program Version
  3. Click Update Now

Automatic Updates

You can also set your policy to update Antivirus and virus definition updates automatically. For more information, see Configuring Virus Definition and Antivirus Updates.

On-Premise Console

Updating AVG Business Antivirus and Virus Definitions

For details on how to create tasks for specific devices or your entire network, see Creating and Deleting Tasks.

  1. Click Update device.
  2. Select one of the following based on whether you want to update the program or the virus definitions:
    • Program update
    • Virus definitions update
  3. If you would like the task to be recurring, select Schedule the update and set the Frequency (one-time, daily, weekly, or monthly) and Schedule start date and time.
  4. Type a Custom name for the Update.
  5. Click Update.

Automatic Updates

You can also set your policy to update Antivirus and virus definition updates automatically. For more information, see Configuring Virus Definition and Antivirus Updates.