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Offline pixturesk

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Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« on: June 02, 2008, 01:42:10 PM »
Since last evening Avast Free updates are very slow (10min. or more), never happens previously. Is there a server problem? Thanks.

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Re: Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 01:49:42 PM »
Same here, it never seems to update at all!  Was always very fast, must be a server problem?

Offline Mihai Iepure

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Re: Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 02:08:44 PM »
I haven't noticed any slow downs in the update process. Usually it takes somewhere around 40-70 seconds, depending on the update size.

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Re: Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 02:14:03 PM »
Can we determine whereabout these problems are occuring i.e country.
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Re: Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 02:27:10 PM »
i also noticed that the update is a little bit slower than usually!

an update (program) takes about 50 seconds (when no updates are available) - usually its faster...
if i update the virus database it only takes about 8 seconds like usually...

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Re: Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 02:45:43 PM »
I can confirm that not only have the updates been much slower than usual the last couple of days, but sometimes it will time-out and say something like 'unable to connect'. I am located northeast usa.

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Re: Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 04:58:03 PM »
Not as fast as before... 1:03 minutes  :(
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Re: Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 09:23:08 PM »
The data center outage affecting a significant proportion of the avast servers (and a lot of others too) is discussed here:

http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?no_d2=1&sid=08/06/01/1715247

The hosting service is working round the clock to get all the servers back online.   

Offline pixturesk

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Re: Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2008, 03:21:51 AM »
Just got an update, working fine again in Ontario, Canada, 9:30pm.

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Re: Avast Free Updates Very Slow
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008, 03:30:36 AM »
Spyware Terminator had a similar incident.

http://forum.spywareterminator.com/Default.aspx?g=posts&t=4813
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