My avast antivirus is not updating
Here are the free download links for the popular older versions which are still working Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2017 screenshots in this article, these steps are also applicable for all Avast Antivirus solutions (i.e.
also for Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, or Avast Premier) running the latest version available.
When I try to update, I get the famous Updating Step 1 / 2 Initializing, please wait hanging screen.
I tried a fix listed in the Avast forum, but the program said my computer was not affected by it. We don't know what fix you tried from the avast forums as you did not provide that information.
To close this screen and start using Avast antivirus just click on the link ‘No thanks – close this window‘.If for any reason you would like to go back to your previous version, you need to uninstall the program, get the installer for the previous version, and install Avast again.Getting the installer for your previous version may be quite hard as Avast officially offers only the latest version for download.Steps are relevant for all Windows versions – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (including Anniversary Update).Looking for information how to update Avast virus definitions (VPS) manually/offline?
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However, you can still find older versions on some servers like File Hippo.