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How to automatically update your Antivirus software

automatically update your Antivirus software

With viruses, spyware, and another type of malware that constantly keep attacking your computer, it’s critical to keep your computer antivirus soft aware updated. The update of every antivirus includes security patches and other files that help to provide safety from different types of latest viruses and malware. There are many different and best antivirus software that has a feature to auto-update the new files and patches that are downloaded to the computer whenever available. In this post, we will learn how to turn on the auto-update feature in the top antivirus software to make sure that your computer keeps protected continuously.

Note: The most important security update you can make is to the operating system of your device. Windows and mac OS updates keep the viruses or hackers away from exploiting the system.

Avg antivirus

Avg antivirus is available as a free as well as paid product with brought protection features along with internet security. The free version is known as avg antivirus free and the paid version is known as avg internet security. With both versions, the automatic update features should be enabled by default but it is very important to manage automatic updates on avg antivirus:

Step 1: Open the avg antivirus and navigate to the settings option from the menu.

Step 2: After that click on the general option available on the left side of the screen and then select update.

Step 3: In the update section click on the virus definition and then select more options.

Step 4: Now you will see on the screen automatic update option is available. If the option is already on then this ensures that the virus definition will keep updating automatically. In case the automatic update option is not enabled then you need to enable this to allow your software to install updates automatically.

Note: Along with the automatic update there are other options such as ask when an update is available, enable streaming update, and manual update. Manual update is not recommended and the streaming update allows to download micro-updates continuously whenever a new malware discovered.

Avast antivirus

Avast antivirus keeps its virus definition updated all the time along with the many different features. The automatic update feature by a burst should be enabled by default but it’s important to check if it’s not. Here’s the process to manage the automatic update feature in august anti-virus:

Step 1: Open avast antivirus and click on the settings option available on the menu.

Step 2: Now you need to go to the left side of the screen and look for general and in the general select update.

Step 3: Now find and click on virus definition where you need to select more options.

Step 4: In the section click on an automatic update that will ask you to restart your computer.

Step 5: Enable the automatic update feature and restart your computer to apply all the changes successfully. Now, your avast antivirus is ready to install all the updates immediately download to your computer.


This antivirus is specially designed for windows to perform automatic data updates and scans. If the software does not update and can automatically then proceed with the just mentioned below to enable the automatic update feature:

Step 1: Open Malwarebytes and go to the setting option.

Step 2: Now click on the Protection tab and scroll down to find the updates option.

Step 3: In this section turn on automatically check for the update option. Then select how frequently Malwarebytes should check for the latest updates.

Step 4: Enable notify me if the time since the last update exceeds 24 hours to be alert for update related issues in the software.


Bitdefender is a subscription-based software that keeps the system protected from cyber threats. Whenever your computer goes offline your internet connection also becomes too slow or your system is not unable to access the internet. In this situation, you can download the updates manually to the computer and then transfer the files to the offline computer with the removable device. The following other steps for the same:

Step 1: Download the update package weekly.exe for your system.

Step 2: Now double click on the update package and a wizard will start.

Step 3: After that complete the instructions by following the wizard.

Step 4: Select the install option and wait till the installation process completes.

Step 5: click on the finish button and your Bitdefender is ready for the updates.

Note: The weekly.exe is a virus definition application for updates only. To install Bitdefender updates you need to update your software as well with the help of an internet connection.


By default, Kaspersky check for updates after 2 hours automatically. You can make this manual by following the below-stated steps:

Step 1: Locate the Kaspersky icon on your desktop and right-click on it. Click on the update from the menu.

Step 2: Now select run database update and wait until the update program is running.

Step 3: Kaspersky detect the available updates and then display them on the screen. Install the updates to keep your system protected.

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