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Offline MrMaxaMan

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Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« on: January 20, 2010, 10:22:36 AM »
Hi,

I recently upgraded to Avast 5 and i have tried to do a manual update of the definition files but it just says initializing. I use Comodo Firewall and i have checked that it is not blocking the connection.
In the Avast settings it is set to use Internet Explorers settings but i use an Ethernet cable and so i don't connect using a modem. I have also selected Direct Connection (No Proxy) but still i get nothing. Can anyone help?
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Offline pete319

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 10:25:47 AM »
Don't know if this will help or not.
I had the exact same problem, so i decided to reboot again and now it is working fine.
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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 10:28:42 AM »
I installed it last night and did a reboot, and i have switched on my computer again this morning but still no luck.
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Offline pete319

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 10:30:50 AM »
Hi Dumper

Afraid i am at a loss. ???
Someone will be along with a lot more knowledge than me shortly :)
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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 10:36:27 AM »
To same...
With correctly entered proxy setting...

Offline Shiw Liang

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 04:59:17 PM »
Well let's say what is your connection speed?
If it is really slow just go to option disable update,
Restart your computer then try to update it manually and let's see if it works :)

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2010, 10:03:32 PM »
I have a 3mb connection speed, i cancelled the update and rebooted, but still no luck.
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Offline kadenk

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2010, 10:05:16 PM »
download manually from avast website

Offline MrMaxaMan

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2010, 10:12:21 PM »
I checked, but it looks like you can only download updates for Avast 4. Also it is not something i would want to do everyday, i would like it to update properly.  :)
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Offline edmuser

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2010, 12:17:32 AM »
Exact same problem here... this is an issue.  Requesting an update brings up the update window which states:

"Initializing, please wait..."

and there it stays forever, doing nothing.  Overall progress never begins.

Program update feature does the same thing.

WinXP SP3
Comodo Firewall
(allowing all Avast! events; also tried with firewall turned off)

Obviously, an antivirus that won't update is going to be a big problem.

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2010, 12:19:01 AM »
Everything working here.
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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2010, 12:26:03 AM »
It may be that 100 000 000 users have updatet to v5 and is now trying to update at the same time, and the update server is now tierd and want some rest........ ;D so maybe it will work tomorrow...

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2010, 12:29:58 AM »
Well I've been trying to update on and off for the last 24 hours, so I doubt it is because the site is busy. Now I'm getting worried with having out of date definitions.
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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2010, 12:33:02 AM »
Exact same problem here... this is an issue.  Requesting an update brings up the update window which states:

"Initializing, please wait..."

and there it stays forever, doing nothing.  Overall progress never begins.

Program update feature does the same thing.

WinXP SP3
Comodo Firewall
(allowing all Avast! events; also tried with firewall turned off)

Obviously, an antivirus that won't update is going to be a big problem.

Edmuser, I am also using Win XP SP3 and Comodo Firewall, I wonder if one of those is causing the problem.
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Offline Pondus

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Re: Avast 5 Will not update definitions
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2010, 12:35:46 AM »
Well I've been trying to update on and off for the last 24 hours, so I doubt it is because the site is busy. Now I'm getting worried with having out of date definitions.
mine have VPS 100120-1 and updates fine