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Offline knisoft

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the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« on: March 01, 2015, 02:33:01 PM »
the program and the the virus can't be updated in china(mainland). :'(avast shows that :Can not reach the specified host.perhaps the government firewall block connections.the other Antivirus software like Avira is normal except avast.i hope the avast Officials can Solve this problem.because i like avast very much.i have used avast for 6 years.

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 02:39:15 PM »
Any error messages from avast or does it say it is updated?
Do you recive stream updates?

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 05:31:55 PM »
Same for my Premier :'(.
www.avast.com had also been blocked in China mainland.
and I cant update since Feb 27.
I had try some proxys but seems not working on avast.


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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 05:08:30 AM »
It's Chinese GFW. DNS of avast! update servers had been polluted and my avast! def stops at Feb. 24th.
However avast! only supports HTTP and SOCKS4 proxy, this is not enough. Many mainstream proxies are using SOCKS5 now...

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 03:54:11 PM »
Any error messages from avast or does it say it is updated?
Do you recive stream updates?
can't reach the server.

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 03:57:57 PM »
Any error messages from avast or does it say it is updated?
Do you recive stream updates?
and can't receive stream updates either

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 04:30:07 PM »
Sorry to hear that. It seems that it is the China's great firewall. Have you subscribed any VPN service? You may try it to jump through the Wall but I heard from some sources that the Wall has just been strengthened to make VPN service outside your country inaccessible. Anyway, I wonder how could you access this website? Some sources do also state that the whole foreign websites would be demolished soon.


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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 07:04:53 PM »
Thanks guys. We are actively investigating the issue via our Chinese office and we will be doing our best to lift that ban ASAP.

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 01:51:18 AM »
I wonder if avast can release some offline update packs because my avast was being out of date.

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2015, 02:34:46 AM »
Sorry to hear that. It seems that it is the China's great firewall. Have you subscribed any VPN service? You may try it to jump through the Wall but I heard from some sources that the Wall has just been strengthened to make VPN service outside your country inaccessible. Anyway, I wonder how could you access this website? Some sources do also state that the whole foreign websites would be demolished soon.
Your site was blocked by keywords. That means if you type request any data containing .avast.com via http, your connection will lost (for example typing www.microsoft.com/?.avast.com in browser). But using https can solve it. There are many methods Chinese government used to block a site. Some sites may got DNS poision(like wikipedia and google), others ips are blocked(like facebook). Key word is just one method used on v2ex and avast in recent times.

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2015, 06:15:53 AM »
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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2015, 06:29:10 AM »
The block might be related to the new function of VPN security line.....
Very upset to hear the news... (Actually most of Chinese, like me, jump through the Wall by GoAgent..)
Hope to see off-line update packs on the website...
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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2015, 08:06:38 AM »
I wonder if avast can release some offline update packs because my avast was being out of date.

Hello,
you can download it from here: https://www.avast.com/en-eu/download-update

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2015, 08:56:13 AM »
I wonder if avast can release some offline update packs because my avast was being out of date.

Hello,
you can download it from here: https://www.avast.com/en-eu/download-update

Milos

Thanks very much!! Now I can keep it up to date and dont need to find some replacement.

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Re: the virus can't be updated in china(mainland)
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2015, 02:14:55 AM »
I wonder if avast can release some offline update packs because my avast was being out of date.

Hello,
you can download it from here: https://www.avast.com/en-eu/download-update

Milos

Thanks very much!! Now I can keep it up to date and dont need to find some replacement.
offline packs download speed is very slow