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Help & Advice

To access the main interface of AVG Internet Security, double click the icon near the clock (if the icon is not appearing then click the up arrow as circled in red below to see the AVG icon)

 

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You can also open the AVG main interface using the shortcut on the start menu/start screen or desktop

 

 

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1

Overview

This shows the current status of all AVG components - if it says "You are protected" with a green tick across the top of the screen you know all AVG components are fully working and protecting you

2

Scan now

Click this button to scan your computer, you can also click the Scan Options button (as shown to the right) to choose specific files or folders to scan, and to make changes to your scheduled scan settings

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3

Update now

Click here to update your AVG products - this happens automatically, but you can click here to force an update - it will show "Protection is up-to-date" if recently updated

4

Reports

In here you can view reports from recent scans and virus activity, as well as logs showing update information etc

5

Support

This section allows you to see when your licence is due to expire, to enter a new AVG license and options to contact AVG support for help

6

Options

Program and Firewall options can be found here if needed, as well as access to the virus vault to delete or view infected files that have been detected and moved into quarantine