How to Fix Avast Won’t Update Error?

What Avast antivirus won’t update?

Follow the steps one by one carefully if your Avast antivirus won’t update:

  1. Go to the Run dialogue box. To do that, hit the Window and R keys simultaneously.
  2. In the Run dialogue box, Type’ ncpa.cpl’ and click OK. This method will pup-up the internet connection.
  3. Now go to the internet connection that you are using. Double click on it to open it. You can also right-click and open it. Both methods are OK to use.
  4. Go to the properties section.
  5. Then click on the General option.
  6. You need to set the DNS server to 8.8.8.8 and the Alternate DNS server as 8.8.4.4. You can now use the Google DNS address.
  7. Now Click OK and make sure to exit the dialog box.
  8. This method should fix the issue of Avast won’t update. You can confirm the same by checking your Avast antivirus updates.
  9. Suppose the above method didn’t fix the issue. Move on to the next step.
  10. Open your internet browser, be it Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. We recommended Internet Explorer. To make it easy for you to find the settings option.
  11. In Internet Explorer, go to the settings on the top right corner of the window.
  12. Go to internet options.
  13. Then click on the Advanced tab.
  14. Now select the reset internet explorr option and select reset.
  15. Note this will remove your settings in Internet Explorer also. You can unmark the delete personal settings checkbox to make sure your settings remain there, and likewise.
  16. When you have confirmed the reset option, go to the Avast again and check if it’s updating.
  17. You should be good to go now, but you have to move to the advanced Avast troubleshooting methods if the issue persists.
  18. Go to the default windows firewall, and make sure the firewall is not blocking the Avast updates. Allow the Avast updates in the same window and click OK to confirm.

Different Reasons Why Avast Won’t Update By Itself.

The main and the basic is in most of the cases is that auto-updates are turned off. You need to enable the Avast auto-updates to benefit from this option to do that:

  1. It would be best if you launched the Avast user interface and then go to the menu.
  2. Now go to the settings option, and enable the general option.
  3. Navigate to the update option; in the drop-down menu, click More.
  4. Now make sure the auto-update option is turned on.
  5. If you are using proxy server internet, make sure auto-updates were kept on at the time of configuration.
  6. To confirm that the Avast user interface in the update menu, check to mark the box close to the USE SPECIFIC PROXY SERVER OPTION.
  7. Now make sure Type is set as SOCKS4 or HTTP. Also, confirm if the server address in the address field is provided correctly.
  8. Enter your username and password to authenticate the proxy server.
  9. If none of the options is working, try to update Avast antivirus manually shown in method 1.
  10. AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS FAILED TO UPDATE.
  11. In most cases, Avast won’t update if the windows operating system is not up to date.
  12. Make sure your windows operating is updated; to do that, you can go to settings, update and check for updates. If the windows operating system is up to date, move to the next step; if not, then update the windows and check if your Avast is updating now or not.
  13. If the above method didn’t fix the issue, check the firewall settings and make sure the windows firewall allows updates for Avast. You need to add Avast to the allowed list of programs to complete the Avast update process.
  14. Still not working? Tyr the clean boot option on your windows. To do that, go to the configuration window and launch the service tab. Select the HIDE all Microsoft services box and disable all the enabled options.
  15. Now launch task manager and hit OK in the system configuration box. Restart the computer to confirm the settings.
  16. The above method should fix the Avast won’t update issue; if the issue persists, you can try the methods shown in method one or ask for technical help from Official Avast experts.

Update failed on Avast Android Definition.

The main and the basic is in most of the cases is that auto-updates are turned off. You need to enable the Avast auto-updates to benefit from this option to do that:

  1. It would be best if you launched the Avast user interface and then go to the menu.
  2. Now go to the settings option, and enable the general option.
  3. Navigate to the update option; in the drop-down menu, click More.
  4. Now make sure the auto-update option is turned on.
  5. If you are using proxy server internet, make sure auto-updates were kept on at the time of configuration.
  6. To confirm that the Avast user interface in the update menu, check to mark the box close to the USE SPECIFIC PROXY SERVER OPTION.
  7. Now make sure Type is set as SOCKS4 or HTTP. Also, confirm if the server address in the address field is provided correctly.
  8. Enter your username and password to authenticate the proxy server.
  9. If none of the options is working, try to update Avast antivirus manually shown in method 1.
  10. AVAST FREE ANTIVIRUS FAILED TO UPDATE.
  11. In most cases, Avast won’t update if the windows operating system is not up to date.
  12. Make sure your windows operating is updated; to do that, you can go to settings, update and check for updates. If the windows operating system is up to date, move to the next step; if not, then update the windows and check if your Avast is updating now or not.
  13. If the above method didn’t fix the issue, check the firewall settings and make sure the windows firewall allows updates for Avast. You need to add Avast to the allowed list of programs to complete the Avast update process.
  14. Still not working? Tyr the clean boot option on your windows. To do that, go to the configuration window and launch the service tab. Select the HIDE all Microsoft services box and disable all the enabled options.
  15. Now launch task manager and hit OK in the system configuration box. Restart the computer to confirm the settings.
  16. The above method should fix the Avast won’t update issue; if the issue persists, you can try the methods shown in method one or ask for technical help from an Official Avast customer support.

Avast Internet Security Not Updating.

Among the Avast products, one of the main software is Avast Internet security. If you get this error “Avast internet security won’t update,” then you need to follow the below-mentioned steps to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Try updating Avast internet security manually.
  2. Check if the current version of Avast internet security is compatible with your device.
  3. Temporarily disable the default firewall and check if it solves the issue. If yes, you may need to allow Avast internet security updates under the settings tab in the firewall.
  4. Make sure your computer is connected to an active internet, and the connection is fast and stable to run Avast internet security updates.
  5. Once you follow all the above directions, go to your Avast software again and run updates. This method should fix the Avast internet security updates problems for you.

Conclusion.

In most cases, Avast updates are set automatically and work fine for most of the users. In comparison, some users prefer manual updates. However, some users have found it difficult when it comes to updating the software. Avast won’t update error has been frustrating, just like updating errors with McAfee Antivirus. But just by following the steps mentioned earlier, you should be able to fix the update problems with the Avast software. Some of the main steps are:

  • Turn on automatic updates.
  • Try to update Avast manually.
  • Disable firewall temporarily.
  • Check if you have another version of Avast installed.
  • Check if there is another antivirus installed on your device.
  • Repair the software.
  • Reinstall the software.