Update Problems AVG Anti-Spyware (Free Version)

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by KSFINN, Apr 15, 2007.

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  1. KSFINN

    KSFINN Registered Member

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    :mad: I am using the free version of AVG-Antispware and I have unable to receive updates by using the update button on the software program. This problem started Apr. 11-2007. I got so mad that I removed it and reinstalled it thinking that would fix the problem and now when I click on the update button It reads UPDATES NEVER. It just won't update.
    HOW DO I FIX THIS ONGOING PROBLEM.o_Oo_O
     
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    Well, welcome to the club.

    There has been problems with updates for both free and paid version users of AVG AntiSpyware in recent days. Apparently it will be fixed with a new version which was supposed to be released this month. I guess you'll just have to wait now...
     
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    One should have this now.
     

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    Paid or Free,it's safe to say the update bug is back for some of us.
     
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    Thanks for the information. I guess I'll just have to wait like everyone else.o_O
     
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    Keep trying. It took me 5 tries and it finally updated. :rolleyes:
     
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    I tried again today and it still fails to update. The last time that I received a update is when I clicked on the update now option was back in April 11-2007 o_O
     
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    What is your version of the application?
     
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    I am using Version 7.5.0.50 Free. I didn't download AVG from Grisoft I downloaded it Ewido. Is this why I not receiving updates.?
     
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    I tried over a dozen times and it still wouldn't update. o_O
     
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    That shouldn't bother anything as you have the latest AVG version. Have you tried downloading the signature updates from....

    http://www.ewido.net/en/download/updates/

    if this doesn't solve your problem I would try uninstalling and reinstalling....
     
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    If I still have trouble updating I'll use it as a shredder. :p
     
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    This is still an ongoing issue with free users, and will continue until the elusive "new build" is released. I vaguely recall something written here about large numbers of Chinese users overloading the server balance o_O I don't know whether this is true or not, but I usually cannot update during the day here in the U.K. (I get message -- ERROR: server is not ready to serve. Please try again later.), however I usually have no problem updating late at night (midnight onwards, GMT) so the server load must be lower at that time, for those of you still having problems, trying to update at a different time of day might be a temporary solution.
     
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    The only way I get the updates is by going to ewido web site and download them manually every day. I always first try to download the updates from the software program first. Today I tryed to get the updates 8 (Eight) times from the software program then gave up and downloaded them from the web site.
    Yesterday I unistalled and reinstalled the program but it didn't make a difference. Same problem exists.!!!!!!!! o_O
     
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    I don't get error message,server not ready to serve. I always get the message downloading updates,receive data. I have been reading up the update problem on different forums and it looks like this is going to be a on going problem until the newer version comes out some time this month. I'll just wait until the newer version comes out. THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP.! ;)
     
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    The month is ending already and no new version yet...
     
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    They obviously meant mid-April next year! ;)

    Don't worry, it's not just the users - AVG kick around resellers too! :(
     
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    Hi, folks: It is the time to look for an alternative!( too bad, I have a lifetime lic.). I got one the other day; ComodoBoClean. AVG AS has become a surplus for AVG since AVG anti-malware came on stream. Why would put any effort into an adopted app while AVG has their own piece of work. Besides, AVG anti malware has AV content and some heuristics features which are stolen from Ewido. Ewido were going to implement that feature into his own product, and then ceiling collapsed. I have sensed the days of AVG AS is numbered. I would not put too much ante on this one, is a HOLD and SELL position. Just ask AVG's sales dept, how many new users have signed in since the takeover. Why would they continue to feed a thing that its future has been written on the wall ? Have a nice one.
     
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    What do you mean by "AVG kick around resellers too!"?

    @Perman: I don't know, if its a surplus product, there was absolutely no point in continuing to add signatures the way Ewido does at the moment. At least detection rates have remained fairly constant.

    Ewido seems to be an enigma at the moment. Being a paid version Grisoft user, I'll see if I can get anything about the future of Ewido. At the very least, I hope detection rates of both Ewido and AVG are not affected by this.

    BTW, what do you mean by "some heuristics features" in AVG anti-malware which are stolen from Ewido?
     
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    He mean that the heuristcs feature that has Ewido had been implemented in AVG antimalware. They use the Ewido engine. Well, it had not been stolen because it was after Ewido and Grisoft merged
     
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    Just how usefull is a security app that doesn't update?:mad:
     
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    Hmmmmmm.
     

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