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01 October 2009, 10:58

Avira AntiVir update problems

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Ariva A "huge update" for Avira AntiVir anti-virus products led to issues for users of the free Avira AntiVir Personal when attempting to update to the latest virus signatures. According to reports, the issue even led the program to advise users that there were no additional updates available. It seems Avira's severs were overloaded.

Avira Technical Editor Dirk Knop has said that users of Avira AntiVir Premium, Avira Premium Security Suite and the Professional products, were not affected as they have "dedicated download servers and reserved bandwidth available". The issue should now be resolved, allowing users of the free version to update as normal. The company says that it hopes to deliver a new and faster system in two weeks, which should improve reliability of updates for the free version.

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