Exceptions created in the File paths and URLs sections apply globally to all manual scans and active protection components, such as Shields.
To exclude files only from a specific scan or active protection component, use the Exceptions section in the settings of that particular scan or active protection component.
This problem occurred nearly 2 weeks ago for me, which does seem to rather coincide with Zonealarms launch of their Free Antivirus and Firewall - coincidence I think not.
I wonder how many AVG users have been tempted to abandon AVG for this very reason and give Zonealarms new package a try.
You can also perform updates using the Update now option within the menu that opens after right mouse button clicking over the AVG icon located on the system tray.
To manually update virus definitions first download the BIN file from our site and save it on your computer (or usb flash drive), then access the Options menu in your AVG product and use the 'Update from folder' option to select the folder where you have saved the BIN file you have just downloaded.
Scanner 9.20· Temp Cleaner 1.2· Ster Jo Task Manager 2.8· Multi Hasher 2.8.2· Easy Service Optimizer 1.2· Auto Run File Remover 4.0· MPlayer for Windows 2018-03-03 (Build #136) Bored?Follow these steps to set a password: In the Maintenance panel, you can optimize space on your hard disk by limiting the size of the logs and removing those which are no longer needed.Additionally, you can limit the amount of space used by Quarantine.My thanks to Alan May 6 2012 for fixing my AVG update problem.I had figured out that Zonealarm was the culprit but couldnt see any instances in the program control section of AVG installer being blocked.