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andyxxx

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(Msg. 31) Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:26 pm
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I did it in my router, you want the router setup page (if you have a
router)
open a web page and type
192.168.0.1
(into the address bar)
then you will have to login, with a sky router its
admin
sky
on some its
admin
password
the settings are in basic settings, look for dns there should be 8
boxes to fill in.


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(Msg. 32) Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:26 pm
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Here is a picture of my router page have a look............

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/9863/netgearrouterxv0.jpg


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(Msg. 33) Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:30 am
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Before I was getting the message that the connection to the server was
failing, I had recieved the invalid .ctf file message.

So I found the download for an executable that removes the old .ctf
files for AVG and immediately the update started working again for AVG
free version 8.

Here is the page where I found the .exe file to remove the old .ctf
files:

http://free.avg.com/faq.num-1243#faq_1243

look under issue # 1567 - AVG update issue - Invalid update
control CTF file

This should be the permanent fix for the connection issue.


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(Msg. 34) Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:29 pm
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In addition to what has been proposed above here is my (solved) case:

- The automated updated failed with avg 8 free edition installed in
Feb. 2009.
- In the Advance settings option, I saw that the URL is
http://guru.avg.com/soft/80free/update.
- It appears that this URL is outdated (no reply for a ping). The
actual one is http://free.avg.com/soft/80free/update.
- As I couldn't change this in the avg advance settings (perhaps
because this is a free version), I put in my local
<windows-directory>/system32/drivers/etc/host file the followng entry:
64.74.243.12 guru.avg.com # 64.74.243.12 is the free.avg.com address

Then it worked.
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(Msg. 35) Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:26 am
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lbon;4283771 Wrote:
> In addition to what has been proposed above here is my (solved) case:
>
> - The automated updated failed with avg 8 free edition installed in
> Feb. 2009.
> - In the Advance settings option, I saw that the URL is
> http://guru.avg.com/soft/80free/update.
> - It appears that this URL is outdated (no reply for a ping). The
> actual one is http://free.avg.com/soft/80free/update.
> - As I couldn't change this in the avg advance settings (perhaps
> because this is a free version), I put in my local
> <windows-directory>/system32/drivers/etc/host file the followng entry:
> 64.74.243.12 guru.avg.com # 64.74.243.12 is the free.avg.com address
>
> Then it worked.
> Good luck.

Thanks lbon. I've been trying all sorts of solutions for ages. This
did the trick. Well done!!


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(Msg. 36) Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:27 pm
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lbon;4283771 Wrote:
> In addition to what has been proposed above here is my (solved) case:
>
> - The automated updated failed with avg 8 free edition installed in
> Feb. 2009.
> - In the Advance settings option, I saw that the URL is
> http://guru.avg.com/soft/80free/update.
> - It appears that this URL is outdated (no reply for a ping). The
> actual one is http://free.avg.com/soft/80free/update.
> - As I couldn't change this in the avg advance settings (perhaps
> because this is a free version), I put in my local
> <windows-directory>/system32/drivers/etc/host file the followng entry:
> 64.74.243.12 guru.avg.com # 64.74.243.12 is the free.avg.com address
>
> Then it worked.
> Good luck.
Oddly the guru url works on 3 other computers through the same router,
and was working on the 4th until a few days ago.
Thanks to ibon I can now update without that clumsy download.


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(Msg. 37) Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:47 pm
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> - As I couldn't change this in the avg advance settings (perhaps because
> this is a free version), I put in my local
> <windows-directory>/system32/drivers/etc/host file the followng entry:
> 64.74.243.12 guru.avg.com # 64.74.243.12 is the free.avg.com address

I attempted to edit the host but am having a hard time. When I click on
hosts, I was not sure what to open it with and selected Notepad. I tried
to put the "64.74.243.12 guru.avg.com # 64.74.243.12 is the free.avg.com
address" command in and save it, however, it will not allow me to save.
Thanks for any help in advance.


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(Msg. 38) Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:28 pm
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I followed your procedure as I was having the same avg 8 update error
(server connection failed). Changing the win32 Host file worked like a
charm. Thanks.

(I joined the forum simply to share my appreciation)


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(Msg. 39) Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:26 pm
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"JohnnyFriday" wrote in message

>
> I followed your procedure as I was having the same avg 8 update error
> (server connection failed). Changing the win32 Host file worked like a
> charm. Thanks.
>
> (I joined the forum simply to share my appreciation)
>
>
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Could you list the changes you made to the Host file again please.

I'm having the same problem.

Thanks.

Ray.
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Beauregard T. Shagnasty

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(Msg. 40) Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:26 pm
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Ray.Milne wrote:

> "JohnnyFriday" wrote:
>> I followed your procedure as I was having the same avg 8 update error
>> (server connection failed). Changing the win32 Host file worked
>> like a charm. Thanks.
>>
>> (I joined the forum simply to share my appreciation)

This is a USENET newsgroup.

> Could you list the changes you made to the Host file again please.
>
> I'm having the same problem.

It's right up there in the thread. <g>

Poster "lbon" says add this line:

64.74.243.12 guru.avg.com # 64.74.243.12 is the free.avg.com address

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(Msg. 41) Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:27 am
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"Beauregard T. Shagnasty" wrote in message

> Ray.Milne wrote:
>
>> Could you list the changes you made to the Host file again please.
>>
>> I'm having the same problem.
>
> It's right up there in the thread. <g>
>
> Poster "lbon" says add this line:
>
> 64.74.243.12 guru.avg.com # 64.74.243.12 is the free.avg.com address
>
>
Many thanks.

Ray.
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