AVG File Extension

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AVG Antivirus Virus Database
  • Developer
    AVG Technologies (Grisoft)
  • Category
  • Popularity
    3.4 (5 votes)

What is AVG file?

Full format name of files that use AVG extension is AVG Antivirus Virus Database. AVG Antivirus Virus Database format was developed by AVG Technologies (Grisoft). Files with AVG extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. AVG file format, along with 348 other file formats, belongs to the Database Files category. The most popular software that supports AVG files is AVG Antivirus. AVG Antivirus software was developed by AVG Technologies (Grisoft), and on its official website you may find more information about AVG files or the AVG Antivirus software program.

Programs which support AVG file extension

The following listing features AVG-compatible programs. Files with AVG suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support AVG file

How to open file with AVG extension?

Being unable to open files with AVG extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to AVG Antivirus Virus Database files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the AVG Antivirus

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening AVG files is that no program that can handle AVG files is installed on user’s system. The solution is straightforward, just download and install AVG Antivirus. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download AVG Antivirus installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit AVG Technologies (Grisoft) website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Update AVG Antivirus to the latest version

If you already have AVG Antivirus installed on your systems and AVG files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. If you have an older version of AVG Antivirus installed, it may not support AVG format. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using AVG Antivirus.

Step 3. Assign AVG Antivirus to AVG files

After installing AVG Antivirus (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open AVG files. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the AVG file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where AVG Antivirus is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open AVG files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the AVG file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with AVG extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Check the AVG for errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper AVG file. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. The AVG may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the AVG file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the AVG file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the AVG file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic AVG file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with AVG extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle AVG Antivirus

If the systems has insufficient resources to open AVG files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with AVG Antivirus Virus Database files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the AVG files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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