BUt atm its good again, I installed the program and then it wouldnt update, so I did the first one manually and now the program updates every day. First download the update here Open AVIRA main window, select "Update" Then "Manual Update" and open the downloaded . user ..." It worked here ;)The problems I mentioned earlier were gone.
So lucky for me, and ty for the help.thank you very much, the setting with the proxy-server worked. Even after the major update that gave a lotta people problems I had no problems with avira updating.
German security company Avira is experiencing serious technical difficulties.
A defective antivirus update that has been downloaded millions of times is bringing Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 computers to a screeching halt across the world, according to user reports (1, 2).
I have been using Avira Antivir free edition for some time now with no problems. I tried to manually update several times to no avail.
After an unusually long time it just hangs and then I get an error message. I even went to their web site and read the forums there and found out this is an ongoing problem with their update servers. I use to consider this software an excellent free anti-virus program but no more.
The bad news is that the paid consumer editions (Avira Antivirus Premium and Avira Internet Security) as well the business edition (Avira Professional Security) do have it, and thus are affected. An Avira user who goes by the name of Aaron H posted the following complaint: Our enterprise uses Avira's Business Bundle extensively. Upon arriving at work this morning, users were greeted with an Avira update prompting them to restart their machines. Unfortunately, upon reboot, most users could not log in, as Pro-Activ was blocking the login process.
We have 100 centrally managed users at this site alone, and a dozen users we support on the road. Some users managed to log in, but they could not open Outlook, Excel, or any other apps, due to them being blocked by Pro-Activ.
In other words, almost every executable file is being falsely detected by this update.
The good news is that the free edition (Avira Anti Vir Personal) does not include Pro Activ, so it is not affected.
This actually started some months ago on both my PC's at pretty much the same time. For some reason though it just wouldn't update anymore.
Normal the updater gets to about 250kb, waits half a minute then does another 250kb, waits half a minute... Somewhere between 1 and 1,5MB into the update it just stops and a few minutes later it shuts itself off.
I started a thread about this at the Avira support forum: Cannot update Avira - Avira Free Antivirus fr Windows - Avira Support Forum but was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions... Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Own build OS Windows 7 x64 Professional CPU Intel Core i7-870 Lynnfield 2.93 GHz Motherboard Intel Whitesburg P55 LGA1156 Memory Kingston Hyper X 1333MHz DDR3 4x2Gb Graphics Card Nvidia GTS 250 ECO 1 Gig 256 Bit Monitor(s) Displays Phillips 22" 221E1HSB LCD Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 Keyboard Genius Mouse Genius PSU 650W Case Coolermaster HAF 912 Cooling Stock Hard Drives Western Digital 1000GB Hard Drive (SATA 3.0Gb/s, 7200rpm, 32MB Cache) Verbatim 500GB (External) Antivirus MSE Browser Firefox Other Info LG Opt Drive 24x SATA DVDRW Lightscribe You might not like my suggestion. Microsoft Security Essentials - Microsoft Windows I also recommend using this (free or Pro) take you choice. FYYKKgodj XUAt A Computer type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Home made Desktop OS Windows 7 Pro.