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Old 03-July-2008, 14:34
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Anyone else having problems updating the AVG 8 free version this morning? Keeps telling me it cannot connect to the server or connection to the server failed!!
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Old 03-July-2008, 15:34
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Yep, got the same problem as you.
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Old 03-July-2008, 17:03
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I have on both pc and laptop it does sort its self out.

Seems to have gone wrong after an update last night
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Old 03-July-2008, 18:13
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Just tried again and it updated OK so maybe AVG have fixed the problem.

One thing I have noticed though is that every time an AVG update fails, it promptly updates the date and the time to the exact minute against "Last Update" in the statistics . A user who has not seen the popup conveying "The connection with update server has failed" will think that AVG has updated it's Virus definitions without realising that it was actually trying to convey the date & time of Last "Failed" Update.

I know ther is an icon in the task bar which should indicate the status but it can easily be missed.
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Old 21-July-2008, 17:15
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Anyone else having problems updating the AVG 8 free version this morning? Keeps telling me it cannot connect to the server or connection to the server failed!!
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Old 22-July-2008, 11:11
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You should be ok now. This problem was a few weeks ago.
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Old 23-July-2008, 20:47
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I am just getting used to the AVG8 (free) that I downloaded a few days ago. Everytime I go on the computer there is an exclamation mark over the little AVG thing at the bottom of the screen.

It says I need an update, so I do that, then it says I have to restart, so I do that but when I restart there is still and exclamation mark there.

It seems there are loads of updates per day, is that right or have I got the settings wrong.
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Old 24-July-2008, 06:35
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The exclamation mark probably just indicates that one (or more) of AVG's services isn't running.
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Old 25-July-2008, 02:28
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I've been running AVG for several years and have known times where this is a common problem with AVG updates. I don't believe it is a firewall issue as I have sat there doing manual updates at various times and it DOES eventually update without the need to change any settings. Sometimes it might take a dozen tries or I might have to leave it for a later time but it WILL eventually update.

IMHO it is because of load on the servers caused by sheer volume of AVG Free users. Because it is a free service, AVG themselves likely give it a low priority to paid users.
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Old 25-July-2008, 08:48
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Thanks for that explanation. I have been trying to update the same update for the last few days. It says its done it, tells me to restart but the same update is still there waiting for me to do it again with the exclamation mark.
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Old 02-October-2008, 15:29
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Pisces, mine does that too when I start up but it just means I haven't connected to let it update. As soon as I do it's ok. If you connect as soon as you switch on you should be ok.
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Old 06-November-2008, 12:59
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i want to download the AVG 8.0 update for my only use. Let me be to download your AVG update. Now i want it to install into my computer.
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Old 12-January-2009, 13:36
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i want to download the AVG 8.0 update for my only use. Let me be to download your AVG update. Now i want it to install into my computer.
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hai please send the update for avg 8 free. because i have a big problem. please
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Old 12-January-2009, 14:20
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Hiya.

We dont supply or store AVG updates here, try the Free AVG site, if that is what you are using.

http://free.avg.com/
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Old 05-January-2012, 12:33
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Default Re: AVG 8 (free) Update

another free option for anti-virus protection is http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

I forgot why I switched from avg but have been using avast for a few years now and it seems fine
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Default Re: AVG 8 (free) Update

another free option for anti-virus protection is http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

I forgot why I switched from avg but have been using avast for a few years now and it seems fine
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If it was anything like mine, I binned AVG because a) the update server always seemed to fall over every time, for a period of some months, and b) after that ceased, AVG seemed to get more resource hungry and slow things down quite a bit.

I too switched to Avast 3 years ago and am still with it, it works fine and is unobtrusive.
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Old 06-January-2012, 13:43
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AVG did get really resource hungry, slowing my computer down by a noticeable amount. I switched to Avast a little over three years ago, and I find it very reliable, and it doesn't slow my computer down. I would thoroughly recommend Avast to anyone
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Old 24-February-2012, 19:05
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Default Re: AVG 8 (free) Update

yep that sounds familiar - happened to me too
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Default Re: AVG 8 (free) Update

If you have any problem with this antivirus software it's better to switch over with some other best antivirus like comodo antivirus, kaspersky etc...
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Default Re: AVG 8 (free) Update

Can you send or post a link here where to download that AVG 8 i wanted to try it.
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