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Avast download Error 1006

by kathyr1 / May 3, 2007 7:19 AM PDT

I have downloaded the free Avast. It is listed on my desktop as Setupeng. When I try to open it to extract it I get the following box:
Error 1006 (000003EE) has occurred. Last performed operation was opening the self extract archive.
I have deleted the temporary Internet files as suggested with no luck.
This is a new Dell Dimension C521 with Windows XP op system. I took McAfee off because it interfered too much with everything (programs, internet use, etc) I use Firefox as my browser and Thunderbird as my email account. I am only partially computer literate - any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Try downloading it again or...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 3, 2007 11:10 PM PDT

Try Free AVG.


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Avast download Error 1006
by kathyr1 / May 3, 2007 11:55 PM PDT

Hi Bob,
I don't understand your message? Is it not all visible?

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It was here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 4, 2007 12:00 AM PDT

I may have put part of my reply in the subject title.


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by kathyr1 / May 4, 2007 1:48 AM PDT
In reply to: It was here.

Tried it again today and it worked!! Still a mystery but solved.

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Update download corrupted
by laskak / May 6, 2009 4:16 PM PDT

i tried several times to download avast update but while installing it, my system shows error 1006 message. i am running windows xp service pack 2.0, my RAM is 1GB and Hdd is 160GB. my antivirus programe is Avast Home 4.8.

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Tried The Manual Updater?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / May 7, 2009 1:08 AM PDT
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Avast download error 1006
by megmcg140617 / October 26, 2008 8:17 PM PDT

I have the same problem and message trying to download avast4. I have Windows 98SE as my operating system, and am assured that avast4 is compatible with it. Unfortunately, I am still on dial-up with a new external modem connected through a USB port, so I thought that this was causing the problem. Does anyone have a solution for me to try please? I try to connect with setupeng, but this only goes so far before the message appears. I delete the temporary internet files as suggested, then try again - with no success. Thanks to anyone who can help as this is driving me to distraction!!

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The MANUAL UPDATER is at this link.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2008 10:39 PM PDT
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Error 1006
by megmcg140617 / October 27, 2008 2:09 AM PDT

Thanks for this information, I will try this and hope that it works - can't afford to lose any more hair!!

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still problems
by borysilj / March 1, 2010 3:49 AM PST

I have been trying for 2 days now to download avast 5.0 and everytime it downloads and I try to install it gives me that error. Is there anything to fix it or do I just need to keep downloading it and praying it works.


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Tried Downloading From Here?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 1, 2010 8:15 AM PST
In reply to: still problems
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by borysilj / March 4, 2010 9:06 AM PST

thanks that helps

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Same Problem, No Solution!
by hollatta_firetinkle / April 2, 2010 5:26 PM PDT
In reply to: yup

I'm getting the same errors on both of my computers running different OS's. My desktop is running windows 7 pro, and my laptop is vista home. Nothing I've tried works. I have done everything listed here, even tried other anti virus' and it always ends up with an error! ***?! HELP please!


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