AVG is no doubt one of the most popular free antivirus software available today. The free version of the leaner and meaner AVG 9 is just around the corner. However, one big issue with AVG is that, it performs virus updates only once on startup.
Users have an option to keep the virus definitions up-to-date manually. However, doing this manually can become a tedious task. New vulnerabilities keep cropping up every minute, and Antivirus companies keep updating their virus definitions to prevent attacks from them. Keeping the virus definitions updated on your PC, is very critical thing, without which you will not be protected against new virus variants.
AVUS (Anti-Virus Update Service) is a small utility for AVG, which runs in the background and automatically runs the virus update service in AVG 8.5. Using AVUS, you can schedule AVG software and virus definition updates to run after certain intervals.
Once you setup a schedule, AVUS will run at the scheduled interval and run the AVG update service to update the software and virus definitions. You can also use AVUS to start and stop the AVG update service.
To make sure that your Virus definitions is updated everytime, you can choose to run AVUS on system startup. This tool is definitely useful to keep AVG updated, without having to manually do it everytime.