Thursday, October 23, 2008

AVG Free - Update was unsuccessful

A particularly useful error message today when attempting to update my "out of date AVG Free virus database". It hadn't updated automatically for some reason, so I investigated.

The particularly un-helpful, "update was unsuccessful" error message was mentioned in a few posts about the place, mostly quite old, and usually to do with manually downloading files, restarted etc.

I was in a hurry this morning so when I stumbled across the "Delete update temporary files" on the advanced tab of the "Settings screen", under the update manager, I thought I'd give it a go. It worked! Try it first if you have this problem.