Avast antivirus virus definition not updating
Sometimes Avast may also block safe programs or websites because of the out-dated virus definitions. Major updates to Avast virus definitions are usually released daily, while the smaller ones are delivered constantly throughout the day via the streaming updates.
By default all Avast antivirus solutions (Free Antivirus, Pro Antivirus, Internet Security and Premier) are downloading the virus definitions updates automatically when your computer has access to the Internet.
is a collection of award winning, high-end technologies that work in perfect synergy, having one common goal: to protect your system and valuable data against computer viruses. represents a best-in-class solution for any Windows-based computer i AVS is a fast, small, incremental and fully automated update via the Internet.
A feature of most of our programs is their ability to update themselves automatically.
I was able to update the Avast anti-virus definitions.
When I try to do it manually it keeps mentioning, "Error: can not connect to server." I use Windows XP.
The virus recognition process is based on the definition files and with new threats appearing each day, keeping the signatures up-to-date is vital for ensuring effective protection.
However, manual update is sometimes required, since Internet access is mandatory for the automatic update process to take place.
Avast Virus Definitions VPS is a tool that you can use exactly for this purpose, enabling you to perform manual updates of virus signature information files for Avast products.
The performance of any antivirus program is dependent on the efficiency of the virus detection and deletion.
A good antivirus is known how effective its database because on the basis of the virus definitions an antivirus program has.
So it is extremely important to keep it updated to the latest version.