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Update Failed. General error.

Dec 1, 2010 8:33AM PST

I used the previous version of AVG for a year with no problems. Upgraded to AVG 2011 one month ago. For the past 2 days the update has failed! Is there a fix? BTW, OS is Vista Ultimate.

Thanks, JT

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Re: Update failed. General error
Dec 1, 2010 5:25PM PST

Hello offworld,

please follow this How-To at AVG Free forums, gather needed AVG update logs, pack them in an archive (zip file), upload it to favorite online storage and provide us with link to it.

Thank you

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Also having General error on updates
Dec 8, 2010 2:50AM PST

Hi AVG Staff

I hope you can also assist me, I have been having this problem since my last succesful update on 24 Nov. I am running avg 2011 free on win xp professional and you can find my logs at


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Re: Also having General error on updates
Dec 8, 2010 9:43PM PST

Hello Duffledorf,

analysis of "avgupdm.log" points to known error AvgAviLoaderDriver::ReloadCoreDll failed: -1073282951 (0xc0070079), which will be fixed in next program update (several days). This update is already available in AVG Beta program.

Apologies for any inconveniences caused by this situation.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

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Please help me !!!
Feb 24, 2011 8:31PM PST


Will you please help me.......

Update Failed - General Error" I get this error on 2 pcs that run Windows 2000. The other 8 pcs that we have do not have any problems.

I deinstalled, reinstalled AVG 8 and still get the same error.

I downloaded the updates, and updated them within the directory. All was well, until there were no more updates, and the General Error appeared again.

Update Manage: General Error

Any help would be well appreciated. This problem has been going on for over a week now.


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Feb 24, 2011 8:45PM PST


I'm locking this. If the AVG Tech helpers want me to unlock it, they can send me an alert.

I'm locking because of your post. You already have another 'open' discussion here;;forum-threads
in addition to a further,'solved' one.

The existing open thread has questions asked which you have not yet answered. Please do so.

You will also need to explain there exactly what is going on. You now state you have 10 computers. Is this a business? If so, you will know that AVG Free version is not available for commercial use, only for private users. Please tell us in that other thread what these 10 computers are and what business you are in.

As I said, locked. Please address your replies in the thread here;;forum-threads


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possible cure
Dec 1, 2010 11:02PM PST

I had the same problem yesterday. Today I uninstalled AVG free and the reinstalled it. So far all is okay. jim

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Dec 2, 2010 12:08AM PST

Yesterday a few friends told me if I had Avg not to update it due to a problem, Now am I supposed to just Not update it, or will it be fixed to a point where I just update it later on ? Not too computer fancy here.

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Update logs
Dec 2, 2010 12:42AM PST

Hello Meads91,

Please provide us with update log files as described by Ondrej_AVG so we can analyze the situation on your computer further.

Thank you

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re possible cure
Dec 6, 2010 5:34AM PST

since I reinstalled avg free 2011, I have had no problem. My problem was only when I tried to update.

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definite cure
Dec 8, 2010 10:23AM PST

I uninstalled AVG, and downloaded a different AV.
Even the AVG uninstall was a pain .... it seems the new AVG doesn't play well with ZoneAlarm, which may be the reason for the update failure.

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Re: definite cure
Dec 8, 2010 9:38PM PST

Hello offworld,

are you using ZoneAlarm in latest version 9.2.102? Available for download at their website. The previous versions of ZoneAlarm Security Toolbar have known conflict with AVG processes.

For AVG uninstallation you can use AVG remover tool.

Thank you

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definite cure
Dec 9, 2010 12:09PM PST

1. I use ZoneAlarm version 9.2.057

2. I did use the AVG removal tool ... it worked, but screwed up my Network & Volume icons in my taskbar

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Re: definite cure
Dec 9, 2010 2:57PM PST

Hello offworld,

1. You can download latest version 9.0.102 from ZoneAlarm website.

2. We have no reports about similar behavior. It looks like just the notification settings have been changed - see this Microsoft website.

Thank you

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No log file
Jan 6, 2011 6:54PM PST

I have the same update problem (General Error) but I could not find the avgupd log files. I have scanned my hard disk without success. I use Windows XP Professional and AVG Free 2011 version 10.0.1170
Thank you for your help.

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Re: No log file
Jan 6, 2011 7:27PM PST
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Jan 7, 2011 12:47AM PST

I have uninstalled the old version and reinstalled the more recent one without problem. The first update after installing succeed correctly. I shall see now whether the regular updates will happen without error.
Thanks a lot for your help.

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Re: Update Failed
Jan 8, 2011 2:20PM PST

Same problem here. I uninstalled my current installation of AVG 2011 and then reinstall with the latest version I've downloaded. But still, update failed.

Other than the update feature, I have trouble loading up my personal website with AVG installed.

My personal website is

What does AVG scan during web browsing?

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Jan 8, 2011 9:40PM PST


About the website, I did not have any issues loading or browsing your website.
Please try to disable AVG temporarily and check if the issue is resolved.
There may be other software or browser plugins causing issues with loading the site.

About the update general error, please provide us with all needed information including update log file.
Update the log file to some online storage and provide us with a link.

Thank you

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Re: Update Failed
Jan 16, 2011 2:55PM PST

I've had the same problem before with my employers website,
I thought it was AVG that's been blocking the site but it's actually the proxy server that's been blocking sites with .ca at the end.

Try to ask your admin, if you're behind a proxy, if the proxy is blocking you from accessing the website.

Never have problems with AVG 2011.

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Also having problems here
Feb 21, 2011 12:59PM PST

I installed 2011 and have not been able to update it since I installed it three days ago. Will this get fixed?

It says General Error, no other information on the notification. Is this still happening? Last post was January 18. Is there a fix out that I don't know about?


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Re: Also having problems here
Feb 21, 2011 2:39PM PST

Hi Nathan,

please be informed that mentioned error is global (general) and some granularity to exact (smaller) cases is not provided within this error. To analyse the culprit of failed AVG update we need AVG update logs. Please upload them to favourite online storage and provide us with the link to uploaded file(s).

Thank you

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Feb 21, 2011 9:59PM PST

The message I got from the History gile was this:

"2/20/2011, 12:25:41 PM";"NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM";"Update";"Update failed."

"2/22/2011, 6:42:25 AM";"NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM";"Update";"Update failed."

Those are the first and second examples. How do I get more detailed information on the error?

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Feb 21, 2011 10:47PM PST

Hello Nathan,

could you please provide us with AVG update logs for closer analysis and resolving of this unpleasant situation?

Thank you

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Make sure.....
Feb 23, 2011 7:01PM PST

Hi offworld,

As I think AVG only runs on Windows 2000 SP4 + Update Rollup 1, make sure you have those updates applied..

Thanks & Regards

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Re: Make sure...
Feb 23, 2011 7:07PM PST

Hello seowork1,

just to clarify provided information:

AVG8 and AVG9 run on Windows 2000 SP4 + Update Rollup 1 - FAQ
AVG 2011 does not support Windows 2000 at all - FAQ

Thank you

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trying to upload it somewhere
Feb 24, 2011 8:15AM PST

I have been trying to find a place to upload these two files, so far no luck. Okay, I am on XP Pro, so win2k is not an issue. Also fully updated. I am trying to make this a viewable document on googledocs.

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Re: trying to upload it somewhere
Feb 24, 2011 2:57PM PST

Hello Nathan,

you can use some favorite online storage like, and similar, to upload requested files. Then just provide us with link to them.

Thank you