What a pain. Avira Keeps on reporting "no internet connection could be produced" when trying to update! Takes about 20-60 seconds by trying several different avgate.net severs, before saying no internet connection.. :-( Not true because I"m accessing this Forum and any other web link... Tried the "preupdate.exe" method (file found in the Avira program folder, as per some suggested), still no go. Tried manual updates from the start page. Auto update...-no luck. All this began after installing that massive update last week. Was able to update the program on Saturday and Sunday after about 4-5 manual attempts though. Unfortunately, not since. Anyone here know if it's simply a server problem? The Avira forums don't really have a precise solution. Apparently complete re-nstalls also are of no help.