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AVG Anti virus good, but.....

by mabers / March 28, 2004 8:43 PM PST

Up until recently AVG (FREE)automatic updates worked perfectly. A short time ago, it wouldn't update (even manually) because "An automatic connection to the internet cannot be established.Please manually establish a connection. This can typically be done by launching your browser". Sometimes it starts the update, then stops, saying ....cancelled by user.If I keep trying, eventually it usually 'takes'. I am connected to the internet while this is going on. Any ideas?
Thanks.

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Re:AVG Anti virus good, but.....
by Donna Buenaventura / March 28, 2004 9:00 PM PST
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How to fix AVG
by LarryD / March 28, 2004 9:00 PM PST

Replace the text in your url.ini file (it is in your grisoft folder or wherever you have AVG installed.)
Save your old file as url.old and create a new file in notepad with this:

[SERVER_NAME]
1=free.grisoft.cz
2=ftp.grisoft.com
3=www.grisoft.com

[SERVER_URL]
1=http://free.grisoft.cz/softw/60/fe
2=ftp.grisoft.com/pub/softw/60/fe/
3=http://www.grisoft.com/softw/60/fe/
Actual URL=3

When you restart AVG you'll have three choices to download from instead of the default one.



A complete restart of AVG or a reboot may be necessary to enable the new download sites.

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Re:How to fix AVG
by mabers / March 29, 2004 7:50 PM PST
In reply to: How to fix AVG

Yikes! I am fairly computer savvy, but don't have a clue how to do this! Could someone be a bit more specific with the instructions, PLEASE?

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Re:Re:How to fix AVG
by Donna Buenaventura / March 29, 2004 8:04 PM PST
In reply to: Re:How to fix AVG

Browse for AVG6 folder using Windows Explorer. Usually it is located at C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6

Look for url.ini file, rename it to url.old (just right-click url.ini then click rename then change the ini to old).

Open Notepad, then copy and paste the following:

[SERVER_NAME]
1=free.grisoft.cz
2=ftp.grisoft.com
3=www.grisoft.com

[SERVER_URL]
1=http://free.grisoft.cz/softw/60/fe
2=ftp.grisoft.com/pub/softw/60/fe/
3=http://www.grisoft.com/softw/60/fe/
Actual URL=3

Save this as url.ini and put this new url.ini file in the same location of url.old file (C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG6)

Hope the above helps.

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Re:Re:Re:How to fix AVG
by mabers / March 29, 2004 9:06 PM PST
In reply to: Re:Re:How to fix AVG

Thanks to you and Larry for the detailed inst! Did the fix, but it still comes up with the message that I am not connected to the internet.....tried all 3 servers.
Where did I go wrong, and what made this happen in the first place, when all was going well for so long?
Thanks....

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DId you reboot?
by LarryD / March 29, 2004 9:09 PM PST

You did nothing wrong since many had this difficulty!

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Re:DId you reboot?
by mabers / March 29, 2004 9:11 PM PST
In reply to: DId you reboot?

Sure did...

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AVG servers wer very busy yesterday
by LarryD / March 29, 2004 9:35 PM PST
In reply to: Re:DId you reboot?
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Re:Re:DId you reboot?
by Donna Buenaventura / March 29, 2004 10:45 PM PST
In reply to: Re:DId you reboot?

Searching for keywords "AVG update An automatic connection to the internet cannot be established" resulted that many seen this error. Others reported that they kept trying until AVG finally updated it. Some AVG users who created another url.ini file reported that it solved the updating issue. I guess, you have to keep trying too? It seems AVG server is really busy again as there are many AVG users Happy

You can always download the update manually at:
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_updt6.php for AVG 6

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Try this
by LarryD / March 29, 2004 8:06 PM PST
In reply to: Re:How to fix AVG

Navigate to your Grisoft folder. Most likely it will be found in the ///Program Files directory (folder)

Once you find the folder, look for a file named URL.INI

Now double click it and it should open up in NOTEPAD.

Click FILE/SAVE AS... and rename this file URL.OLD (this step will save it in case you want to roll back your change). Do not close NOTEPAD

Now highlight the entire text below....


[SERVER_NAME]
1=free.grisoft.cz
2=ftp.grisoft.com
3=www.grisoft.com

[SERVER_URL]
1=http://free.grisoft.cz/softw/60/fe
2=ftp.grisoft.com/pub/softw/60/fe/
3=http://www.grisoft.com/softw/60/fe/
Actual URL=3


...and click EDIT/COPY

Now highlight the entire text from NOTEPAD and click EDIT/PASTE (you will be overwriting the text on NOTEPAD).

Now click FILE/SAVE AS... and name this URL.INI

Close NOTEPAD

Reboot and see if AVG updates.

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