I couldn't update for a few days so decided to start searching for a solution. It turns out that for some reason I was always being redirected from their servers and it was not by my host file. Anyways somebody through Avira had posted a solution and it worked. Just wanted to see if anybody has any ideas what could cause this. This is where their update servers are being redirected to resalehost.networksolutions.com (IP Address: 22.214.171.124 ) And here is the fix adding 126.96.36.199 dl1.avgate.net 188.8.131.52 dl2.avgate.net 184.108.40.206 dl3.avgate.net 220.127.116.11 dl4.avgate.net 18.104.22.168 dl5.avgate.net 22.214.171.124 dl6.avgate.net Now updates work Edit: from what I have seen it looks like the DNS cache may be corrupt here is what i could find about it on google Domains that resolve to resalehost.networksolutions.com are simply domains that have expired with Network Solutions.