AVG Shell Extension Module
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What is INSTALL_BACKUP file?

Full format name of files that use INSTALL_BACKUP extension is AVG Shell Extension Module. AVG Shell Extension Module specification was created by AVG Technologies (Grisoft). Files with INSTALL_BACKUP extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. INSTALL_BACKUP file belongs to the System Files category just like 298 other filename extensions listed in our database. The software recommended for managing INSTALL_BACKUP files is AVG Antivirus. On the official website of AVG Technologies (Grisoft) developer not only will you find detailed information about theAVG Antivirus software, but also about INSTALL_BACKUP and other supported file formats.

Programs which support INSTALL_BACKUP file extension

Programs that can handle INSTALL_BACKUP files are as follows. Files with INSTALL_BACKUP extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support INSTALL_BACKUP file

How to open file with INSTALL_BACKUP extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening INSTALL_BACKUP files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with INSTALL_BACKUP files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Install AVG Antivirus software

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening INSTALL_BACKUP files is that no program that can handle INSTALL_BACKUP files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download AVG Antivirus and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support INSTALL_BACKUP files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. 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 the problems with opening INSTALL_BACKUP files still occur even after installing AVG Antivirus, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of AVG Antivirus is available. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. If you have an older version of AVG Antivirus installed, it may not support INSTALL_BACKUP format. The latest version of AVG Antivirus should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate AVG Shell Extension Module files with AVG Antivirus

After installing AVG Antivirus (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open INSTALL_BACKUP files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the INSTALL_BACKUP file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • 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 INSTALL_BACKUP files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • From the drop-down menu, accessed by clicking the file with INSTALL_BACKUP extension, select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with INSTALL_BACKUP extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Ensure that the INSTALL_BACKUP file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the INSTALL_BACKUP file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Verify that the INSTALL_BACKUP in question is not infected with a computer virus

Should it happed that the INSTALL_BACKUP is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the scanner detected that the INSTALL_BACKUP file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the INSTALL_BACKUP file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the INSTALL_BACKUP file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the AVG Shell Extension Module file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle AVG Antivirus

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support INSTALL_BACKUP files. Close all running programs and try opening the INSTALL_BACKUP file.

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with AVG Shell Extension Module file. It is possible that one of the available system or driver updates may solve the problems with INSTALL_BACKUP files affecting older versions of given software.

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