Even choosing ‘Custom installation’ and selecting ‘basic protection’ still installs AVG Zen on user’s computer along with AVG Antivirus Free 2016.
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Fortunately for most of us, many of the antivirus companies provide offline virus definition signatures so you can download them from another computer and then manually install the updates on computers with a limited or no internet connection at all.
For your convenience, here we have compiled a list on how to get the latest offline antivirus definition files for a few of the more popular packages. The module files on the download page can also update the AVG scanning engine or all of the program’s components while offline.
When the offline update is complete, AVG will show a confirmation, as shown below.
While it might be fine for most users, letting your antivirus package update itself every few minutes isn’t great if you have a very small limit on your internet connection or it’s not very fast and constant updates are eating up your bandwidth, such as when using a mobile dongle on your laptop for example.
This software was incorporated into the AVG security product range released in March 2009.
According to AVG Technologies, the company has more than 200 million active users worldwide, including more than 100 million who use their products and services on mobile devices.
May 9, 2017 Update: It’s not possible to install AVG Free Antivirus 2017 without zen even though offline installer is available.The brand AVG comes from Grisoft's first product, "Anti-Virus Guard", launched in 1992 in Czech Republic. That same year, Microsoft announced that AVG components would be available directly within the Windows Vista operating system.In 1997, the first AVG licenses were sold in Germany and UK. AVG Technologies acquired Exploit Prevention Labs (XPL) in December 2007, and incorporated that company's Link Scanner safe search and surf technology into the AVG 8.0 security product range released in March 2008.If you installed AVG today, then what you are experiencing is not an update, but rather the Cache Server.The first day you install AVG there will be a lot of activity on your hard drive as the software builds a cache of what it considers safe files. In 2006, the AVG security package grew to include anti-spyware, as AVG Technologies acquired ewido Networks, an anti-spyware group.