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AVG10 Plugin


AVG10 backup plugin only works with Backup4all.

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If you already have Backup4all, you can add the AVG10 backup plugin below.

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AVG is a free popular antivirus that scans and removes viruses from your computer. There are two editions available, the plugins is for the free edition and will back-up the AVG vault (where detected threats are kept), logs, data files and registry

About AVG antivirus

AVG features the common functions available in modern anti-virus and Internet security programs, including periodic scans, scans of sent and received emails (including adding footers to the emails indicating this), the ability to repair infected files and a quarantine area: virus vault/chest in which infected files are held.

How to backup and restore AVG antivirus using Backup4all plugin

After you install and configure AVG antivirus, its settings on another computer or to re-configure it after re-installing your system. This is where the plugin to back up AVG antivirus is important as it will save you time.
Creating a backup job in Backup4all using the AVG antivirus plugin, will allow you to back-up the application user files, settings and registry entries.
In order to backup AVG antivirus, you have to follow these steps:
  1. Download and install the backup plugin here: AVG antivirus backup plugin
  2. After you installed the plugin in Backup4all, define a backup job and run it to back-up AVG antivirus. If you don't know how to install the plugin and run the backup, read this article:
If you need to restore the AVG antivirus files after a fresh system installation or on a different computer, follow these steps:
  1. Install AVG antivirus and the AVG antivirus plugin from here: AVG antivirus backup plugin
  2. Open in Backup4all the .bkc catalog file from the destination.
  3. Press the Restore button and follow the wizard steps.

What information is backed up when using the AVG antivirus plugin

The backup plugin mentioned above will add as backup sources the following information:
  • Data: C:\ProgramData\AVG10
  • User Data: %appdata%\AVG10
  • Registry:
    • HKCU\Software\AVG

Raw Plugin (XML) Code: AVG10.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<b4asource version="1.0">
  <!--Program unique ID (GUID)-->
  <!--Program name-->
  <!--Executable file path-->
  <exepath type="0"/>
  <!--Minimum and maximum versions for which the backup was tested-->
  <!--Information about the plugin author-->
    <email>[email protected]</email>
  <!--Variables used in the XML file-->
    <!--If type="reg" then the value will be read from the registry-->
    <variable name="path" type="reg">HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG7Uninstall\Directories\dir_AvgDir</variable>
    <variable name="common_appdata" type="reg">HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Common AppData</variable>
  <!--The backup sources-->
    <source name="Data" type="folder">
    <source name="Registry" type="registry">
      <registry path="HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Avg" recursive="true"/>
      <registry path="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AVG" recursive="true"/>
    <source name="User data" type="folder">