Avira Antivir Update Hangs [Fix]
News about an Avira Antivir update have been appearing on the Internet lately by users of the antivirus software Avira Antivir. These users reported that they encountered update problems. The description was always similar. The Avira Antivir update would hang causing a permanent failure in the process which would break the update capabilities of the software.
Luckily though Ghacks reader Dante found a solution for the problem which he send in as a tip to share here at the website. The Avira update problem seems to only affect the automatic update of the antivirus software. What is not affected at all is the manual update process.
To fix Avira Antivir Update problems a user would therefor need to aquire a new virus definition file and update the software manually with it. This fixes the broken automatic update in Avira Antivir:
- Download the latest antivirus definition file for Avira Antivir at Softpedia.
- Bring up the Avira Antivir interface.
- Select Update and there Manual Update
- Use the file browser to select the downloaded updated definition file
- Wait until the update has finished.
The manual update of the antivirus software will fix the broken automatic update in Avira so that it can be used again afterwards. Thanks go to Dante for sending in the tip.
Update: The issue has been resolved in an update shortly after it was first reported to Avira and on the Internet. It is still something that users can remember should they ever come into a position where their antivirus solution shows a similar updating issue.Advertisement