AVG's 8/16/08 update corrupt: "missing .bin file"

By Lou3
Aug 16, 2008
  1. FYI, the 8/16/2008 update for AVG 8.0 Free is corrupt and reporting a missing .bin file. Don't bother reinstalling it or doing a system restore. From AVG's message board:

    UPDATE .BIN error information... Aug 16th 2008
    Posted by: rdsok - Moderator (IP Logged)
    Date: August 17, 2008 12:07AM

    Currently the update for AVG Free v8 is corrupted... you will have to wait for AVG Technologies to address the issue with the update.

    Reporting the issue again by other users here will not do any good util it is resolved.

    The updates that your AVG currently have will still provide the protection it is setup to detect. In other words, just getting this update will not make your AVG Free ineffective and as soon as AVG Tech resolves the issue you will be able to update to the current virus definitions at that time.

    So in short... please do not post to report the issue, its already known. Also please be patient until AVG Technologies can address the issue.

    Also... for those user that did report the issue... thanks for the info.
  2. Lou3

    Lou3 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 67


    My AVG is now updated, so it appears they fixed the update file.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Thanks for the update :grinthumb
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36


    Never, ever have I seen so many problems reported with a software program! The 'bin' problem is all over the internet. Users are coming to forums instead looking for a fix! First place to visit should be the site of the manufacturer, Forum if available..

    The only thing you're going to find on a computer forum is a lot of people with the same problem!

    Yesterday, my AVG icon turned black and I received the Alert of a Priority Update. The only problem was that the server couldn't be accessed at 9:45am when the usual update occurs. I did a right click on the icon> Check for update and updated. End of problem.
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