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[RESOLVED] Can not update Avast! anti-virus definitions

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#1 Johnny Almighty

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:34 PM

I have a difficult time updating my Avast! anti-virus definitions. When I try to do it manually it keeps mentioning, "Error: can not connect to server."

I use Windows XP.

I was able to update the Avast anti-virus definitions. The Proxy settings were set at Auto detect (use Internet Explorer settings). I changed it to direct connection (no proxy) and it was able to update successfully.

Edited by Johnny Almighty, 07 January 2011 - 07:37 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:40 PM

When Avast tries to connect to its home to get the update, it may be blocked by your firewall, your MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) 'Website Blocking', or some other protection program. If you have MBAM, look in its log. If necessary add to Ignore List..
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#3 Johnny Almighty

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 07:10 PM

Sorry for the late response. Haven't been here in a while. I was able to get Avast up and working some time ago. It works fine now.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:26 AM

Thanks Johnny Almighty, Iíve gone through the identical scenario and then discovered yr solution. Worked beautifully, what a relief. Weeks of applying and testing other suggestions, creating more problems, came to nothing.

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