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Avasti error message

by stew / March 26, 2006 3:03 AM PST

When I start my computer, this message pops up
''avasti information
A error has occurred while attempting to update.
Click here for more information''
After clicking on, this message appears
''The license key for this produck is invalid or
Then another message appears
''You are using old VSP Database''

I've been using avasti for a year or so and no problems whatsoever.
I'm using ''Avasti version 4.1 Home Edition''
I've got Win98 and also Zone Alarm.
Advice please? Thanks in advance!

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Stew, Do You Mean 'Avast!'? (Not An i)
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 3:57 AM PST
In reply to: Avasti error message

The Avast! antivirus program does have a newer version than the 4.1 Edition and if you have the older version, it's possible that you need to upgrade to the newest so it can update. (I believe the newest is 4.6.) Uninstall the old, install the new. Here's that link:

Hope this helps.


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In addition
by PudgyOne / March 26, 2006 9:46 AM PST

In addition to what Grif said, it depends how you are connecting to the internet.

If you are using dial up you might not see this message unless you have a limited user using the internet.

If you are using DSL or Cable, and have the modem turned off, you will see this message, depending what your settings are. What it's trying to do is automatically update itself. If no internet is available, then you get this error. It is normal.

Newest Version of Avast is 4.6

Right click on the A

click on Program settings

click on update connections and choose the correct box.

That will limit the error message.

Hope this helps.


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Works fine now
by stew / March 27, 2006 3:29 AM PST
In reply to: In addition

Grif and PudgyOne - I followed your advice and works ok now. Thanks to both of you, this is a great forum !!

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(NT) (NT) We're glad you posted back.
by PudgyOne / March 27, 2006 11:22 AM PST
In reply to: Works fine now
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