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Offline robrpb

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Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« on: June 01, 2009, 05:19:00 PM »
Hi,

Avast ver. 4.8 Home edition is not updating automatically or manually. The message "Error: HTTP Server returned error 501" displays on the screen. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Avast and the problem continues. Avast has been running on this computer since new without any problems.

The computer is a Lenovo model 7387-26U running Windows XP home with all the updates.

I don't know what "error 501" and your help is greatly appreciated to resolve this problem. Thanks.

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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2009, 12:26:21 AM »
Please check if the file C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Setup\servers.def is displayed correctly, it should contain [servers] on the first line.

You can try and download the servers.def file, http://files.avast.com/iavs4x/servers.def and replace the one in the avast setup folder, disabling the avast self-defense module first.

How do you connect to internet, is it ADSL? And do you have other computers with working avast updates using the same connection?

Try to open avast settings - Update (Connections), press Proxy button, and select Direct connection, press OK to confirm. Then try to start iAVS update manually again.
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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 05:29:02 PM »
Hi Tech.

Avast is working fine on another computer using the same internet connection. I am using Bellsouth ASDL as the internet provider.

I tried your first suggestion and I didn't see a problem there. I did not try your second suggestion to download the files.

I opened avast settings and in proxy selected Direct connection. I then rebooted and then tried to update manually and got the same error message. As I was sitting and working on another project after a couple of minutes I heard the message that avast has updated the database. I then tried to update manually and I did Not get the error message and everything seems okay. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 05:39:44 PM »
Glad thats over^^

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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2009, 08:12:58 PM »
I opened avast settings and in proxy selected Direct connection. I then rebooted and then tried to update manually and got the same error message. As I was sitting and working on another project after a couple of minutes I heard the message that avast has updated the database. I then tried to update manually and I did Not get the error message and everything seems okay. Thanks for your help.
So the third suggestion worked... Good.

If I were you, just in case, I'll scan your computer completely with avast (archives also) or a boot time scanning.
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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009, 03:21:00 PM »
I have already scanned the drive and ran a couple other spyware and malware detection programs because when I would open up a program after avast was updated and working properly avast would give an alert that a trojan was found. I was wondering if that is what may have caused the program with avast not working properly.

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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 01:02:38 AM »
When I would open up a program after avast was updated and working properly avast would give an alert that a trojan was found.
Which program?
Can you say what is the infected file name, where was it found (C:\windows\system32\infected-file-name.xxx)?
What avast! version and virus database are you using? (see About dialog of avast!)
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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 03:10:56 PM »
I'm sorry but I didn't write down the infected file name. Is it recorded somewhere? I hope the other information is helpful.

Version 4.8 Home
Build Feb2009 (4.8.1335)
Xtreme Toolkit version 1.9.4.0

VPS File
Compilation date 06/07/09
File version 090607-0

I guess the VPS compilation date is updated and current and therefore not the version that was on the system when the problem occurred initially and after the problem was fixed the other day when I ran the virus scan.

In the future I will record the information when (if) there is a problem.

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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 04:33:20 PM »
Check the avast! Log Viewer (right click the avast 'a' icon), Warning section, this contains information on all avast detections. C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashLogV.exe - Or check the source file using notepad C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\DATA\log\Warning.log
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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2009, 05:21:04 PM »
Here is the warning.log file. I hope it is helpful.

155   SYSTEM   1920   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/1/2009   10:57:47 AM   1243868267   Jeffrey M Gater   540   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x000004C7, dwRes is 000004C7. 
6/1/2009   11:09:41 AM   1243868981   SYSTEM   1896   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/1/2009   3:11:28 PM   1243883488   SYSTEM   1896   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/1/2009   7:13:00 PM   1243897980   SYSTEM   1896   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/2/2009   8:16:37 AM   1243944997   SYSTEM   1928   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/2/2009   12:18:18 PM   1243959498   SYSTEM   1928   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/2/2009   4:19:50 PM   1243973990   SYSTEM   1928   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/2/2009   8:21:23 PM   1243988483   SYSTEM   1928   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/3/2009   7:28:54 AM   1244028534   SYSTEM   1932   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/3/2009   11:30:39 AM   1244043039   SYSTEM   1932   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/3/2009   3:32:07 PM   1244057527   SYSTEM   1932   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/3/2009   7:33:35 PM   1244072015   SYSTEM   1932   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/3/2009   11:35:04 PM   1244086504   SYSTEM   1932   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/4/2009   3:36:31 AM   1244100991   SYSTEM   1932   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/4/2009   7:37:59 AM   1244115479   SYSTEM   1932   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/4/2009   8:50:52 AM   1244119852   SYSTEM   1944   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/4/2009   11:09:44 AM   1244128184   Jeffrey M Gater   808   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x000004C7, dwRes is 000004C7. 
6/4/2009   11:11:53 AM   1244128313   Jeffrey M Gater   1112   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x000004C7, dwRes is 000004C7. 
6/4/2009   11:16:14 AM   1244128574   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:39:01 AM   1244129941   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:39:15 AM   1244129955   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:39:43 AM   1244129983   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:40:12 AM   1244130012   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:40:21 AM   1244130021   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:44:52 AM   1244130292   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:54:51 AM   1244130891   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:57:04 AM   1244131024   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:57:58 AM   1244131078   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:58:24 AM   1244131104   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:58:38 AM   1244131118   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   11:58:57 AM   1244131137   SYSTEM   1924   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\UYHWBA.GCA" file. 
6/4/2009   12:37:51 PM   1244133471   Jeffrey M Gater   1820   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\WINDOWS\uyhwba.gca" file. 
6/4/2009   12:47:38 PM   1244134058   SYSTEM   1700   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/4/2009   1:21:33 PM   1244136093   SYSTEM   1700   Sign of "Win32:Daonol-P [Trj]" has been found in "C:\windows\uyhwba.gca" file. 
6/4/2009   4:50:19 PM   1244148619   SYSTEM   1700   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 
6/4/2009   6:31:34 PM   1244154694   SYSTEM   1640   Function setifaceUpdatePackages() has failed. Return code is 0x20000004, dwRes is 20000004. 

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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2009, 10:47:27 PM »
Seems you're clean, but, anyway, I suggest:

1. Clean your temporary files.
2. Schedule a boot time scanning with avast with archive scanning turned on. If avast does not detect it, you can try DrWeb CureIT! instead.
3. Use MBAM (or SUPERantispyware or even Spyware Terminator) to scan for spywares and trojans. If any infection is detected, better and safer is send the file to Quarantine than to simple delete them.
4. Test your machine with anti-rootkit applications. I suggest avast! antirootkit or Trend Micro RootkitBuster.
5. Make a HijackThis log to post here or this analysis site. Or even submit the RunScanner log to to on-line analysis.
6. Disable System Restore and then reenable it again.
7. Immunize your system with SpywareBlaster.
8. Check if you have insecure applications with Secunia Software Inspector.
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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2009, 02:06:37 PM »
I have exactly the same problem. Nothing to do... WinXP, ADSL, ect...

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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2011, 11:13:30 AM »
Try to open avast settings - Update (Connections), press Proxy button, and select Direct connection, press OK to confirm. Then try to start iAVS update manually again.

This works!  Fixes the problem, thanks guys!

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Re: Error: HTTP Server returned error 501
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2011, 11:30:52 AM »
Try to open avast settings - Update (Connections), press Proxy button, and select Direct connection, press OK to confirm. Then try to start iAVS update manually again.

This works!  Fixes the problem, thanks guys!
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