avira free update question

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  1. Raven_X

    Raven_X Registered Member

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    hi.
    i update my avira free manualy but on my family's 2 other pc's the avira free is scheduled to update at: 17.30 and 20.00
    and when i see the Reports today at avira free the last update was at 20 December this happend's sometimes, then i must manualy try to update avira free.
    Why this happends sometimes that avira free update stop up-dating with the schedule option ? and how to fix it ?

    thnx,
     
  2. carat

    carat Guest

    The update servers are busy - you can't solve it :ouch:
     
  3. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    I've noticed that it usually doesn't update on weekends, but given the dates you posted, that's not applicable here. I just checked my logs and it's updated fine for me the past several days. I use the scheduler too and have it check once a day. I have automatic updating disabled, as well as product updates, the latter of which I do a manual check for once a month when I update Windows.

    And much of the reason the update servers are so busy is because people set their scheduler to check for updates several times a day. But correct me if I'm wrong, with the free version you're only supposed to check for them once a day? I know it used to be the case anyway. Unless you're constantly looking at porn or surfing every dark corner of the net where 0-day attacks lurk... there's really no need to check for updates more than once a day. If everybody followed this philosophy, everybody would benefit, because the servers wouldn't be flooded with traffic. And I'm not saying this to be mean, it's just the blunt truth.

    Many people have reported problems with Avira's updating over the years, but I've never personally experienced the problem.
     
  4. Raven_X

    Raven_X Registered Member

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    Hey if you think that checking for updates ONLY twice per day is much, then you must be crazy!!
    o_O
     
  5. siberianwolf

    siberianwolf Registered Member

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    why dontcha try avira forums? that'll be the best.
    http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Index
     
  6. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    And that has been the Achilles' Heel of AVIRA AntiVir Personal...:cautious: :( :mad:
     
  7. Hiker

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    The free version allows you to set it as many times a day as you'd like. Mine is set to 4 times a day and for the most part I'll get new definitions at every update. I also think the update problem/slowness is way over blown and in the nearly 5 years I've been using Avira, only occasionally have noticed a problem. Certainly not enough to whine and cry about it like you see on the Internet.
     
  8. carat

    carat Guest

    Avira Cloud AV would be awesome :D :thumb:
     
  9. safeguy

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    I'm inclined to agree but that would add cost to the initial re-structuring for Avira..

    Avira's great heurisitics (although may cause more FPs than some users would like) in combination with having the latest signatures on the cloud would be awesome. (have the best of both worlds)

    Some users might prefer the traditional signature downloads though but Avira can always adopt a similar approach to Panda, either having the current/latest ITW threats signatures as download-able for offline (Panda Cloud) or having the current desktop-based AV still for offer.

    That would add less strain to Avira's servers in the long run.

    Avira can still retain it's current premium features (ProActiv, Firewall, etc) as the 'bonus' factors for users to upgrade. In that sense, it'd compete with the likes of Norton...

    But of course, despite the changes, Avira needs to keep it's reputation for being 'lightweight' enough for older PCs...if they forget that, their current customers might run away:p
     
  10. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Yes, AVIRA needs to move on,
    as the Cloud technology has been synonymous with the Future trends in the AV development.;)
     
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