September 18, 2009, 6:32 am
The update servers for our free Avira AntiVir Personal are currently under heavy load due to a huge update that gets delivered. Even if we are delivering with 8 GBit per second ? whereof up to 1 GBit per second is used by IPv6 traffic alone! ? this results in a slow update process for many of the free AntiVir Personal users. The situation should get better over the weekend, it already got better this night for a few hours.
We already increased bandwidth and made further optimizations to our servers. Also we?re working on a permanent solution to better serve the users of our free Avira AntiVir version ? this may take a few weeks though.
Users of our Avira AntiVir Premium and Avira AntiVir Professional products are not affected by this issue.
Updating an old XP laptop last night. so dumped AVG (incl.removal tool)and installed Avira Personal but when I went to update both program & defs, update download speed was varying between 15-17 kps, rather than usual 60 kps on broadband (showing 450 speed)!
After 8 minutes speed was down to 11 kps and freezing for minutes at a time (no change in Kb's to go).
Figuring I had a bad install, I re & re with new and tried to update but speed was down to 8 kps!! After 15 minutes, I gave up for the night (5:30 A.M.).
Tonight, I tried to update defs but was getting 28-30 kps so decide to update program only instead which did the normal 60 kps & did update ok. Then got defs normally.
Have they been under DOS attack? Their servers crashed or died & are being replaced or??? Thanks for what you know!! Sandy