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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: foster on May 04, 2005, 09:08:38 PM

Title: Avast not automaticallyupdating virus def
Post by: foster on May 04, 2005, 09:08:38 PM
Xp Home
SP2
Windows firewall activated
Latest version Avast (freeware) registered


Problem:
Avast does not appear to be automatically updating itself on either program or virus def. I Installed zonealarm temporarily to monitor outbound traffic and avast did not attempt to connect to any servers....however, when i updated manually the expected outbound traffic occured and the def file was updated without a problem....Zone alarm is not normally resident and i have added avast to the exceptions list in the windows firewall. Could it be the websvr.exe and ashsvr.exe that i need to add to the exception list too....

Any suggestions folks?
Title: Re: Avast not automaticallyupdating virus def
Post by: essexboy on May 04, 2005, 11:27:23 PM
Yes see this thread for a list of services to be allowed access http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=13258.0