Avira MEGA update

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by CloneRanger, Apr 15, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Posts:
    4,876
    A whopping BIG almost 2.5 Mb of Defs in one of todays updates, biggest for a while. Must be all those rogues :D

    The download started off fine, but with 800k to go it slowed right down to 3kbps :(
     
  2. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Posts:
    1,952
    It was an engine update:

     
  3. Dundertaker

    Dundertaker Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2009
    Posts:
    385
    Location:
    Land of the Mer Lion
    For Avira10 APSS I had to repeat the update as I encountered an error. In my old pc with Avira9 Premium updates seems forever to finish. My bro's Avira10 personal still hadn't updated. Maybe the server problem is coming back....
     
  4. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Posts:
    4,876
    @Ibrad

    Ahhhhhh was it :D Thanks, thought it was HUGE, but they have done biggies before.

    Didn't mention i'm still holding out on v9, but i expect it was as you said.
     
  5. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2009
    Posts:
    634
    Location:
    United States
    anybody else having trouble updating avira 10 free today? mine wont update
     
  6. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    Posts:
    1,952
    Check out there forum, many people are reporting issues updating.
     
  7. johnyjohn

    johnyjohn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Posts:
    126
    Hi,

    There is an announcement in our forum.
     
  8. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Posts:
    605
    Ya ya, and in another news, avast! 5 free upgraded to a new build and no server congestion was reported. But may be that is because they have more users than Antivir now, and they somehow share updates with each other through some stealth P2P tech. Bad avast!.
     
  9. doktornotor

    doktornotor Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Posts:
    2,047
    Apparently Avira's "overload" servers just don't work. The DNS zone is still defunct, probably their DNS admin went MIA ... :rolleyes:
     
  10. vlk

    vlk AV Expert

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Posts:
    620
    While certainly an interesting idea ;), you can stay assured that the avast updates are downloaded using traditional methods - i.e. exclusively from the avast updating infrastructure.


    Thanks
    Vlk
     
  11. abels

    abels Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Posts:
    102
    Location:
    Danang, VN
    My Avira Premium updated without issues :)
     
  12. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Posts:
    605
    Dear Vlk, this was meant to a bit of sarcasm pointed at Avira, with the way
    they always point out premium vs free update server thing. Can never imagine avast! doing something stealthy.
    Thanks for building an excellent product.

    Regards
    Ravi
     
  13. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Posts:
    4,876
    Yesterday was :thumb: today it's :thumbd:

    vdf.gif

    Well today i can't update at all via the program, and trying manually to download the VDF file several times also fails. How is it for you ?
     
  14. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Posts:
    605
    I find your lack of faith disturbing. The 'free death star update server' will be ready soon.
     
  15. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2006
    Posts:
    4,876
    @ravi16aug

    Really :D

    Must be a wobble in the Matrix, or something ;)

    I'm not desperate for an update lol, but in the past whenever the program update has failed, the manual VDF never has. Just wondered if it was happening to others, and why, that's all, easy tiger :D
     
  16. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Posts:
    605
    Patience and control over frustration Antivir updates teach you. Learn something from it should others.
     
  17. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2005
    Posts:
    4,410
    I have 2 computers with Avira personal, and both updated normally. The only difference I can see between the Premium and the Personal is that the Premium is slightly faster in downloading.
     
  18. NoIos

    NoIos Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Posts:
    607
    I have never faced problems updating Avira Premium these last months. But I might be lucky.
     
  19. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Posts:
    2,136
    Can you show me where it says that Avira has less userbase than Avast and good that Avast is, Avira it won't be Avira, not yet but future maybe different as it does have the potential to. Avira's frequent outages are truly frustrating though but then they also have huge userbase, strangely I am yet to experience these update issues but thats probably due to by location.
     
  20. iravgupta

    iravgupta Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Posts:
    605
    Hey its a free country, you go say Avira has more, I say avast! has more, trjam comes and says <pull-my-current-setup-from-my-siggy-every-10-sec> has more. Don't be a nitpick.
     
  21. icr

    icr Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Posts:
    1,588
    Location:
    Mumbai

    Yeah you are right lol:D :D
     
  22. Sportscubs1272

    Sportscubs1272 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Posts:
    340
    I couldn't care less how many free users one antivirus company has compared to another one. I'm more concern if they are staying in business in the long term and keeping up with R&D and being supportive to their user base. :D

    It's already mind blowing how many different security companies are out there these days and which ones can do a decent job of protecting 'us' users. I can go through countless forums and research groups and a bunch of b.s. and still pull my hair out at the end of the day!
     
  23. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2002
    Posts:
    5,713
    Location:
    Hawaii
    My Avira Premium ALWAYS updates fast & easy. Nooo problema. :cool:
     
  24. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Posts:
    2,136
    Of course its free, thats why we have tests like AV Comparatives thankfully ;)
     
  25. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Posts:
    1,979
    Location:
    The Antipodes
    2.5 mb of updates isnt anything, other AV's often have 10 x that amount
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.