Because Avira updates its detection files silently and automatically, most of our users never need to install their own Avira Virus Definitions (Updates). Performing an Avira manual update is only necessary under special circumstances, e.g., initiating an Avira VDF update without an internet connection.
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Performing an Avira manual update
Although automatic updating is the best way to stay protected, you can update Avira antivirus manually anytime. For Windows users, the easiest way is to right-click the Avira icon in the taskbar and select Start update.
You can also use our free Avira update tool to perform an Avira manual update. This utility creates an archive (fuse bundle) containing the latest engine, the Avira VDF update files and the corresponding Avira antivirus update control files (info.g.
The names of all viruses added to the each Avira VDF update file (IVDF) are available on the VDF History page.
Why use the Avira update free tool?
The Avira manual update tool, also known as the Fusebundle Generator, allows you to create an entire antivirus update archive incrementally. In other words, you no longer have to download an entire archive for each engine and signature update.
Steps to preform the update
To update Avira manually using the Fusebundle Generator, simply follow the steps outlined below.
- Download the Avira update generator.
- Unpack Avira update generator.
- Run Avira update generator.
- Initiate Avira antivirus update from Avira antivirus program.
- Load the update file you downloaded from this page.
- Update Avira.
- Last update2019-12-01
- RequiresWindows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
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