I have my Avast (Version 6.0.1407) set to do automatic updates and the program seems to be running just fine but for some reason I decided to check the maintenance tab and it states that in the update engine and virus definitions the current version is 120224-2
Release date: 2/24/2012 4:05:20PM
Number of Definitions: 3,206,594
at the bottom it states that my virus definitions are out of date! Latest virus definitions : 000000-0.
I tried clicking to update the engine and virus definitions but all I get is Updating...... Step 1 / 2 Initializing, please wait...... and the overall progress bar is blank.
I am running Windows Vista Home Premium and when I move my mouse over the Avast icon in the lower left corner it states that my system is secure but it seems that it has not been updating since February!
I don't even know why I decided to look since I do not seem to be having any issues with my pc (but something in the back of my mind told me to look and I'm glad I did!)
I found a link at http://www.avast.com/download-update
for getting the updates and I did try downloading it but it would not download. I did find another link that has the updates at http://www.techspot.com/downloads/2108-avast-virus-definitions.html
which I could download but it would not install.
Why has my Avast Free Edition (version 6) stopped updating itself. I did make sure that it is in fact set for automatic updates and it is so that is not the problem.
Any suggestions would be GREATLY Appreciated.