AVG anti-virus not updating

By pyromaster114
Mar 18, 2008
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  1. I use AVG Free anti-virus on all my computers. NONE of them have been able to update recently. (For about 3 days I think now...) The internet and everything seems fine, nothing else is wrong... but it just says that it's waiting for a response or something... and never moves from 0%...

    Does anyone know how to get my AVG Free anti-virus updating again? I'm pretty nervous cause the database is out of date by now...
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It's recommended from Grisoft to just do another install over the top and repair AVG Free
  3. kritius

    kritius TechSpot Guru Posts: 2,087

    That happened to me on one of my machines, I just had to do as Kimsland suggested.
  4. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    Just in case, make sure you are using the latest free version, which is 7.5 I think. If you are using an older version, they have probably stopped supporting it.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Actually that's probably it.
    Auto Updates, does not work on the older version

    Therefore use my link, and re-install AVG
  7. rikolucian

    rikolucian Newcomer, in training

    agv anti virus free not updating

    well its very simple. if you reinstall it may help, if it does not, its possible that one of the setting in your network connection has changed one way or the other, anyway, click on the network adaptor properties, re-check you dsn number, if you're not too sure, click on "obtain Dns server address automatically, Note that you can download from avg and other programs but you will not beable to update them if these setting are not right.
  8. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    The latest version is 8.0...
    It does not update automatically, and nothing about 8.0 is as good as 7.5 to my way of thinking.
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Since this thread started some 11months ago !
    My new recommendation is now (or has been for many months now) to remove AVG8 fully

    Uninstall your AVG Antivirus
    Then run the removal tool
    Here is the 32Bit version (most users): http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arm_sup_____.dir/avgremover.exe
    Here is the 64Bit version: http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/avg_arv_sup_____.dir/avgremoverx64.exe

    Then restart

    Then install Avira free AntiVirus

    All users will be much better off doing this.

    AVG8 was also removed from the UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions since this thread started as well (about 5 months ago now) It should be noted that the version previously used was AVG7.5, which was quite good)
    AVG8 was found to be not ideal for all the below reasons:
    Too resource heavy confirmed
    Faults under Virus\Malware infection often
    Can cause Internet\Network lockouts often
    Does not heal up as many infections as Avira or Avast always
    Is reviewed across the net as low quality mostly
    Generally a poor quality Antivirus (note: version 7.5 was ideal)

    All users are advised to use better alternatives
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