I suppose the servers are crowded now because of Avira's ten year anniversary promotions, but before version nine that was a chronic problem with the free version.
They used to have a pinned topic in the forum about it but it's not there anymore.
Actually they will ask you to do a manual uninstall in safe mode, linking to this knowledge base article:
id=135I didn't go into safe mode, just did a normal uninstall, ran the registrycleanup from their page and then reinstalled.
Error: A connection with the server could not be established [UPDLIB] [ERROR] Download manager: An error occurred inside the Win INet library.
[UPD] [INFO] Downloading of ' to 'C:\Program Data\Avira\Anti Vir Desktop\TEMP\UPDATE\idx\master.idx'.
The complete, downloadable database is updated approximately every 2 days so may not contain all the latest definitions as shown in the table above.
When I try to update my Avira anti-virus product, or Adobe Acrobat, I am unable to do so.
Afraid of a glitch or something, I uninstalled Antivir and tried Comodo's IS suite. Now, I recently did change my DNS server IPs, coz the old IPs were pinging false. I try also installing some anti-spyware but still cannot update thru internet automatically.
Safe mode would be something else to try tho if needed. Likely unrelated to the issue, but Avira has had problem with overloaded servers past day or two, so the updates take very long to come in.
Yesterday it tried connecting to several update servers for about 10 minutes. Yes, probably unrelated since the original post is kind of old.
Software Informer was another software that freaked out on me like this. Please check your internet connection and try again'. Avira is not updating, spybot search & destroy cannot also updated.
Please check your internet connection and try again.' This on a 24/7 broadband connection with 2 mb/s speed. I tried using hijackthis by trendmicro, it sees that mcafee still running in service but i have already uninstalled it.
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