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Avast anti-virus updates

by Big Steve / November 20, 2012 5:14 AM PST
Is anyone who has Avast anti-virus software experiencing any problems updating it? When I tried to update it today I kept getting an HTTP: Error 404 code message. What does that mean?
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RE: 404
by mchainmchain / November 20, 2012 8:20 AM PST

Avast! has now resolved the update issue for millions of Avast! users. It was said that these update problems arose due to infrastructure issues within Avast! or in the network, so none of this was the user's doing or fault. It was basically a server-based error, and a fix now has been pushed out to the world.

At one point, Singapore, Canada, Czech, and others users elsewhere reported the 404 error, causing a little bit of a panic among users over at the Avast! forum. Some parts of the world were not affected by this error.

Avast! team members do extend their apologies for any kind or sort of worry or inconvenience this most likely did cause for their current subscribers.

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Re: error 404
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 20, 2012 5:21 AM PST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_404 tells it means that the server at Avast! can't find a page. Most likely a server error. I didn't see it yet, today, but maybe I use a different server than you.

I'd wait until they fix it. If it stays the same for a few days, you'll probably read about it here. Or post again then. Or contact them.

Kees
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