Managing AVG Resident Shield

The main security process of AVG antivirus program and AVG Internet Security is AVG Resident Shield. This feature is also available in the free version. This feature helps our system by scanning the files that are opened, copied, or saved. They prevent the virus infected files and damaged files from being opened. The AVG Resident Shield provides protection in all the vital areas of our system.

Sometimes the shield may show its status as Inactive, Disabled, Not Working, or Not Loaded. This can be seen in the control centre or in the AVG User Interface. In such a situation the computer is not protected.

The Windows Security Center prompts a red icon warning message in the notification area or in the system tray on the task bar, stating that the security protection status of the virus protection or malware protection or spyware is disabled.

When this issue occurs, AVG does not have the built-in mechanism to activate or enable the security on its own as the whole setting of the AVG Resident Shield has been modified. This may also occur due to sudden deactivation or disabling of the active status even though it is active in the configuration.

The AVG Resident Shield runs as soon as we install the software or when a program is updated. To fix and again enable the protection shield is pretty easy:

Simply go to the Tools menu and select the Advanced Settings. A tree menu appears where you need to select Resident Shield. Here you will see that the check box for Enable Resident Shield is already checked i.e. it is already activated.

Uncheck this check box and click on apply so that the AVG Resident Shield is truly deactivated. Now, check the Enable Resident Shield check box again to finally enable it. Click on apply for the changes to take effect. Your AVG Resident Shield starts working properly now.

If the above method is unable to resolve the problem then restart the computer and the issue will be taken care of automatically. If this does not work too then the last resolve is to uninstall the AVG and install it latest version from the internet.