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AVG Driver Updater - Getting Started

AVG Driver Updater is a PC performance tool that scans your hardware for broken and outdated drivers, and then updates them to reduce and prevent problems with your PC. Refer to the sections in this article to learn how to use AVG Driver Updater.

A new version of AVG Driver Updater is now available. If your version of Driver Updater does not match the images in this article, download and install the latest version using the link below:

Download AVG Driver Updater

For detailed installation instructions, refer to the following article:

Scan and update drivers

During installation and initial setup, AVG Driver Updater scans your PC and prompts you to update any outdated drivers. To scan your PC again for outdated drivers, follow the steps below:

  1. Double-click the AVG Driver Updater icon on your desktop to open the application.
  2. Click Scan again to run the AVG Driver Updater scanner.
  3. Wait while AVG Driver Updater scans your drivers.
  4. AVG Driver Updater displays all detected outdated drivers. Optionally, untick any drivers you do not want to update, then click Update Selected.
    Alternatively, click Show details next to an outdated driver to view more information, then select Update.
    You need to be connected to the internet for AVG Driver Updater to update your drivers.
  5. Wait while AVG Driver Updater updates your drivers. This may take some time.
    Do not turn off your PC while your drivers are updating, unless AVG Driver Updater prompts you to restart.
  6. If an update is unsuccessful, click Close to finish updating your remaining outdated drivers.
  7. Click Done when all drivers have been updated.
  8. If prompted, click Restart to restart your PC.

Your drivers are now updated.

Manage individual drivers

AVG Driver Updater allows you to manage drivers individually if you want to skip or ignore a driver update. AVG Driver Updater also stores a backup of previous driver versions in case you need to restore a previous driver version for troubleshooting purposes.

Skip or ignore a driver:

  1. Click Show details next to an outdated driver.
  2. Click the down arrow on the Update button.
  3. Select your preferred action:
    • Skip Update: AVG Driver Updater will not update to the new driver version. However, you will be prompted to update this driver the next time a new update is available.
    • Ignore Driver: AVG Driver Updater will not update to the new driver version and will no longer check for updates for this driver.

The selected driver is moved to the Ignored and Skipped list.

To update a skipped driver or stop ignoring a driver, click Show details, then select Stop Skipping or Stop Ignoring, and click Update Selected.


Restore a driver:

  1. Click Show details next to the driver you want to restore to a previous version.
  2. Click Driver versions.
  3. Click Restore next to the driver version you want to restore.
  4. Click Restore to confirm.
  5. If prompted, click Restart to restart your PC.
  6. The selected driver reverts back to the previous version you chose to restore and the latest driver version is marked as Skipped. Click the X in the top-right corner to close the window.
  • AVG Driver Updater 20.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

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