Avg hangs updating virus definitions

Posted by / 01-Nov-2017 07:39

Save the file and now Avira will always connect to the IP address that you’ve specified in the HOSTS file to download the updates.

Here is an example:: If you are using the free version of Avira Antivirus, the hostname that must be used is personal.

Before you can start making changes in your HOSTS file, Avira by default protects the system’s HOSTS file against modification.

You can disable the HOSTS file protection in Avira by running it, press F8, go to General Security, uncheck “Protect Windows hosts files from changes” and click OK.6.

Nevertheless, it is still possible to experience issues connecting to the designated Avira update server because of a variety of other reasons such as a firewall, a faulty undersea cable and etc.Previously Avira had two versions of the antivirus which were the Personal (free) and Premium (paid) but now they’ve replaced the Premium with Pro.One of the restrictions that the personal version had was it cannot download the latest program updates and virus definitions from Avira’s fast premium servers which are only available to their paid premium subscribers.Beginners in particular will be pleasantly surprised to find a product that is simple to install and set up, while more advanced users will find a highly adaptable product that can be easily tailored to suit their individual requirements.Last night I installed AVG (AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0.704) and my computer immediately began behaving erratically.

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You can easily test if the mappings are correct by pinging personal.and it should resolve to the new IP address.