Avira Free Antivirus 2013

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    "Will Not Update, No Matter What I Do!!!"

    March 28, 2013  |   By Gold Dust


    High detection rates.


    No Update, I tried everything but Avira will not update.


    Will not update. I had Avira for years, when I went to the new version of Avira it would not update. I uninstalled Avira using Revo I got everything uninstalled. Then I installed the newest version, but Avira would not update.....so I can not use it, I tried everything for two days nothing worked, so I installed AVG and no problems with anything at all. AVIRA WHAT HAPPENED, LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU FIX IT WOULD LOVE TO HAVE AVIRA,AGAIN!!!

    Updated on Mar 28, 2013

    When I say Avira will not update, I mean just that Avira errors out every time. Avira just will not update on my computer and I worked days trying to get Avira to update. You can not schedule a update if Avira can not update.

    Updated on Mar 28, 2013

    On Avira where you have green boxes with white arrows in them and Avira says Your Computer is Secure, mine say Your computer is not safe, and to Update. And Windows says that my antivirus is out of date.

    I can not get Avira to Update without getting errors!!!

    Updated on Apr 5, 2013

    Thank You So Very Much Glowing_Angel! My proxy setting was set to system settings why would Avira do this, people without a proxy would not be able to use Avira without knowing this. Why would Avira put a proxy in an update is beyond me. Here is the link that will help you like it helped me: http://www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1078

    Glowing_Angel you should write a review about this, there are a lot of people out there that need to know this, but it is up to you.

    Updated on Apr 9, 2013

    I uninstalled Avira and went back to AVG, I only had AVG for a few days than I installed Avira. This time I used the 2MB instill of the 108MB and I kept the AVG LinkScanner and everything is great now even the updates. And if you get a virus in your email Avira will catch it in the scan you run. I agree with akromic "(This is the only free AV I found works as seriously as a paid products.)"

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  • Reply by Glowing_Angel on April 4, 2013

    @ Gold Dust Since Avira will not answer you,I will. I believe Avira added a Proxy to the new update. I searched the customer support and I ran across this and I thought that it would help you so that you can installed Avara and have Avira update without any problems.Here is the link:http: //www.avira.com/en/support-for-home-knowledgebase-detail/kbid/1078

    Let me know if this helps you.

  • Reply by Tinkumon on March 28, 2013

    I have added scheduled jobs to do updates every 4 hours. Schedule it everyday at 12, 4, 8PM and so on. Update problem is there only in automatic updates. If you schedule your job then its getting updates without any problem.

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