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Avira Update download speed on Win 7 RC

by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 6:02 AM PDT

I'm using a Windows 7 RC test rig and am trying out Avira anti-virus and anti-spyware scanner, (AVG's not ready yet for Win 7 on this 64 bit system).

This is my first time updating its anti-virus definitions, and I'm struggling. On a 50Mbs connection Avira is downloading at 0.4kB/sec. For a file sie of some 5200kB, it is going to take me over 3 hours.

I thought may be there was a temporary glitch with my connection, so I cancelled the first update attempt, ran a speed test, and re-started the update, but I am getting the same slow speed.

Is this likely to be an Avira server problem? I mean are they always slow, or is this unusual?

As a test, I just downloaded Firefox.exe from Mozilla at 150kB/sec, eg a 7.5MB file in under a minute.

Is it me? Happy

{Edit: The time remaining has just increased to 4 hrs 30 min!}

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Ahh excellent!
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Not your fault.

Thanks for the info Kees.

I thought I had messed up. I will wait until Calif. has gone to bed! Happy


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