Downloading the AVG installation file

It is recommended to always use the latest AVG installation file when installing AVG. Using an old installation file may lead to downloading large update files immediately after installation. The latest installation package also contains fixes to the most recently discovered issues, minimizing the chance of encountering an AVG malfunction in the future.

Download its installation files from here.

Choose the appropriate installation package (.rpm, .tar.gz, .deb, .sh) for your system and click its link to start the download. (In case you are not sure, please use the tar.gz or sh package – these packages can be used on all distributions).

When you are prompted, please do not open this file directly from the Internet, instead click the “Save” button and choose a location where the installation file should be stored.

Installing the program

Once the installation file is downloaded you can start the installation. Move to the folder with the AV installation file and execute the installation by this command (xxxx numbers stand for its exact version):

  • Linux
  • DEB
# dpkg -i avg85flxs-rXXX-aXXXX.i386.deb
  • RPM
# rpm -i avg85flx-rXXX-aXXXX.i386.rpm
  • tar.gz
# tar xzvf avg85flx-rXXX-aXXXX.i386.tar.gz
# cd avg8{os}
# ./install.sh
  • sh
# chmod +x avg85flx-rXXX-aXXXX.i386.sh
# ./avg85flx-rXXX-aXXXX.i386.sh
  • FreeBSD
  • tar.gz
# tar xzvf avg85ffb-rXXX-aXXXX.i386.tar.gz
# cd avg85ffb-rXXX-aXXXX.i386
# ./install.sh

(As obtained from the AVG website)

Working with AVG from the command line.

To Start the command line :

avgctl --start 

To Update the database :


Initiating a scan :

avgscan -abwmiPHd ./ 

To get the commands to use :

man avgscan
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