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#1 -Cloud

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 06:16 PM

Hi there, im having trouble to update my anti-virus AVG (version 8). It hasnt happened before but suddenly it keeps giving me this error:

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My internet connection is fine, i tried many times but still the same outcome?

What should i do next?

Im running on windows XP, service pack 2

[Moderator edit: I have merged several topics about this problem into one thread. jgweed)

Edited by jgweed, 30 August 2008 - 08:20 AM.


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Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:00 PM

Yea, I'm having the same problem also. Any Ideas?

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 02:09 AM

avg today couldn't update but it was fine yesterday and there were 2 updates i could do one was fine but the other had the message

the connection with update server has failed
I hear a boy only has a certain amount of tears one day the pain and dissapointment happen so often the pain dissapers and the boy becomes a man

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 09:34 AM

same thing here
6 diferent systems on three diferent networks all having the same issues
one network has 10 systems on it and 3 of them will not update except for offline updates.
the offline update fixed 2 ( originally 5 out of 10 would not update online)
one of the systems which will not update is a fresh OS load

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 09:59 AM

Usually when you cannot connect to the server, it is either temporarily down or its usage is at capacity. Wait a bit, and see if you can establish a connection. Let us know if the problem persists.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 10:20 AM

Auto-update fails to connect on me occasionally. I simply retry and it works
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 01:14 PM

Same thing happened to me today, but it seems ok now...

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:32 PM

I seem to have troubles with it also. I recall reading about this over 2 weeks ago+thought the problem had corrected itself. Apparently not.
I did go to the AVG forum(website) but it's all too tech speak for my understanding.
Hopefully someone here at BC can explain it in "novice" terms?

Something to do with an update manager kernel,whatever that is. For the past few days I have to manually update from the AVG control center. This happens each time I power on my system. Today it even gave me that warning icon while the computer was on, but I wasn't even using it.

Thanks for any input offered.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:34 PM

it seems only to fail on this one update so should i wait and see
I hear a boy only has a certain amount of tears one day the pain and dissapointment happen so often the pain dissapers and the boy becomes a man

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 05:48 PM

I'm having the problem as well but I believe it is their Server, just wait till Tomorrow and try again. They might just happen to be carrying out Server Maintenance.

Edited by woodyblade, 29 August 2008 - 05:49 PM.


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Posted 30 August 2008 - 09:24 AM

For what it is worth, I found the following stock reply from Grisoft's forums about the server/update problem:

"The new long awaited program update v8.0.169 was just released... See [freeforum.avg.com] so the update servers are probably going to be overloaded until most of the users finally get updated to this version! Just please be patient and all will soon calm down."

http://freeforum.avg.com/read.php?12,145804,backpage=5,sv=

*****
The program update includes:
Program update AVG Free 8.0 169

Improvements
Added new contacts
Improved parsing of Google advertising URLs
Implemented detection of newer version of Opera cookie
Implemented AVG Toolbar compatibility with Firefox 3.0.1.
Added new format of email certification
Improvements in GUI

Fixed Bugs
Fixed crash during the update process
Fixed problems with detection of some external USB DVD/CD drives
Fixed problem with inactive components after update
Fixed problem with switching to small font size in Microsoft Internet Explorer after closing AVG User Interface
Fixed repetitive backup of scanned files by Vista incremental backup service
Fixed problem with link scanning if tag is presented on a web page
Fixed problem with Whole Computer Scan on systems with damaged or not initialized partitions
Fixed problem with crashes during the infected archive scanning
Fixed problem with security vulnerability (reported by Sergio Alvarez) that could cause the scanning engine crash on specific samples
Fixed problem with crash on some corrupted NSIS archives
Fixed problem with MSN authentication
Fixed possible crash of MS Outlook 2003 if AVG license has expired
Fixed missing outgoing certification for emails with attachments if Personal E-mail Scanner is used
Fixed problems with Alert Manager crashes
Fixed problem with Microsoft Office slow-down if Microsoft Office plugin is used

Cheers,
John
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Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:10 PM

mine fixed it was the programme update with the falt
I hear a boy only has a certain amount of tears one day the pain and dissapointment happen so often the pain dissapers and the boy becomes a man

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Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:34 PM

Thanks,John
When I was searching that forum yesterday,I couldn't find a thing about this. Mine seems to be acting just fine tonight, so as you said, it was a case of overload.

I appreciate the time you spent on this

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:44 AM

For what it is worth, I found the following stock reply from Grisoft's forums about the server/update problem:

"The new long awaited program update v8.0.169 was just released... See [freeforum.avg.com] so the update servers are probably going to be overloaded until most of the users finally get updated to this version! Just please be patient and all will soon calm down."

http://freeforum.avg.com/read.php?12,145804,backpage=5,sv=

*****
The program update includes:
Program update AVG Free 8.0 169

Improvements
Added new contacts
Improved parsing of Google advertising URLs
Implemented detection of newer version of Opera cookie
Implemented AVG Toolbar compatibility with Firefox 3.0.1.
Added new format of email certification
Improvements in GUI

Fixed Bugs
Fixed crash during the update process
Fixed problems with detection of some external USB DVD/CD drives
Fixed problem with inactive components after update
Fixed problem with switching to small font size in Microsoft Internet Explorer after closing AVG User Interface
Fixed repetitive backup of scanned files by Vista incremental backup service
Fixed problem with link scanning if tag is presented on a web page
Fixed problem with Whole Computer Scan on systems with damaged or not initialized partitions
Fixed problem with crashes during the infected archive scanning
Fixed problem with security vulnerability (reported by Sergio Alvarez) that could cause the scanning engine crash on specific samples
Fixed problem with crash on some corrupted NSIS archives
Fixed problem with MSN authentication
Fixed possible crash of MS Outlook 2003 if AVG license has expired
Fixed missing outgoing certification for emails with attachments if Personal E-mail Scanner is used
Fixed problems with Alert Manager crashes
Fixed problem with Microsoft Office slow-down if Microsoft Office plugin is used

Cheers,
John


thank you for this :thumbsup:




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