Problem updating avg antivirus
Avira has released an update that reportedly fixes the issue, but users are still having problems.The moderator says the update fixed the issue for him, but not everyone in the threads agrees.The good news is that the free edition (Avira Anti Vir Personal) does not include Pro Activ, so it is not affected.The bad news is that the paid consumer editions (Avira Antivirus Premium and Avira Internet Security) as well the business edition (Avira Professional Security) do have it, and thus are affected.Update at AM PST - Administrator Stefan Berka has posted a link to the help document on Avira's website.
It is important to note that these virus and malware test results only apply to this version of the program.These tests are only valid for the file corresponding with the md5 filehash specified.German security company Avira is experiencing serious technical difficulties.Issue details: On May 14 and 15, 2012, following the release of Service Pack 0 (SP0) for Avira Version 2012, the Pro Activ feature blocked legitimate Windows applications on customers’ PCs.
We deeply regret any difficulties this has caused you. If you still encounter the issue: In the unlikely event that applications continue to be blocked by Pro Activ, please update your software as follows: Again, as I've already mentioned, if you are having trouble getting to the actual Avira software, try booting into safe mode first. "If you had problems with the Pro Activ module after updating to the latest Service Pack, then please initiate a product update which will automatically fix the issue," an Avira spokesperson said in a statement.As such, the moderator offered up an alternative: "Avira is analyzing and discussing this suspicious behaviour detections with high priority.If the situation is too complicated to deal, then you can disable Avira Pro Activ while a final solution is not provided." If you can manage to boot into Windows (try Safe Mode), here are the instructions for disabling Pro Activ: Again, this is not a final solution.Avira is analyzing and discussing this suspicious behaviour detections with high priority.