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I'm running free anti-vir on my portable which I don't use
every day.  So, every time I turn the portable on, I update
AntiVir.

Tonight it wont update - it hangs.  In fact, after quite
some time it pops up a notice saying it hasn't been updated
in 7 days, click here to update.  But when I do, it starts,
the bar goes for about 10 seconds, and then it just hangs.

Nothing on my machine has changed.

Any ideas?

Louise

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"louise" wrote

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maybe this :

Avira's update today is another rather large one today and you may
experience non responses or long waits ( I did).  Servers are
overloaded.  I did a manual download, and with my dialup connection, it
took the better part of two plus hours.  Size is approx 27.5 MB.  When
this happens I always turn to Softpedia, they have several download
links.

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Avira-Antivir-Virus-Definition-File-Up
date-Download-82517.html

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http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Avira-Antivir-Virus-Definition-File-Up
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Thanks for the above link. I didn't realize that you shouldn't  unzip the
zip file.
I unzipped it first and it wouldn't install. Then I read the directions (go
figure) and just pointed the manual install to the location of the .zip file
and it worked great.
Thanks again.
Buffalo
PS: I couldn't even get the Avira page to open since they must be
overwhelmed, but using your link worked great.



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On Fri, 04 Sep 2009 01:03:23 -0400, louise wrote:

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When this happens to me I usually try to do a manual update.  

This links to a page in the Antivir Knowledge Base on manual updating
http://www.avira.com/en/support/kbdetails.php?id=95

Bill
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Email address is a Spam trap.

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Bill wrote:
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this url is not found.  Any ideas?

The softpedia url isn't found either.

Louise

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Try again.
I have no problem:
http://www.avira.com/en/support/kbdetails.php?id=95

Otherwise the manual update can be downloaded here:
http://www.avira.com/en/support/vdf_update.html
( Download IVDF (Unicode) )


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???

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Fred W. (NL)

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It's working fine here.


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Perhaps some malware is interfering with your machine's ability to do DNS
lookups for URLs.  Try getting the updates on another machine and moving
them over on a thumbdrive or something like that.
--
Michael Cecil
http://home.roadrunner.com/~macecil /
http://home.roadrunner.com/~safehex /
http://home.roadrunner.com/~macecil/hackingw7 /

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louise formulated the question :
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Works here okay.  Try cleaning your browser cache, that worked for me
when I experienced a similar problem.

--
Zo
"Specialist in women and other diseases." -- A sign outside of Roman
doctor's office.



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louise wrote:
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Didn't work for me, read a couple more posts and tried again and it
worked. Try a couple of times.
Dave

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