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How To Fix: Avast Virus Definitions Won’t Update [Easy Guide]

We all know how much Avast anti-virus is famous among all, globally. It generally is good for protecting your computer from spyware, malware, and virus. It also offers web protection. 

As we know it is always best and recommendable to keep your applications updated to avoid facing issues with its operation and to avoid conflicts with other programs.

However, a particular error in the Avast anti-virus does not let you update the program. The error message says the anti-virus program won’t update. This message automatically pops up on your screen. To fix the error you need to follow this article. Here, we have mentioned a few simple and easy solutions to fix the issue. Try to follow them step by step as instructed. 

Reasons behind Avast Not Updating its Virus Definitions

It is always important to know about the reason that leads you to an issue. After research, we have found that an outdated operating system is the main reason behind this error. So, it is always better to keep your PC updated. 

When the OS is not compatible with the anti-virus program, it won’t update. Download the updated anti-virus if that’s the case. 

An incomplete installation may cause the issue as well. Slow internet or disrupted connections of the internet during the download can be the reason behind the incomplete download. If this is the case, please uninstall the program and do not close or turn off the device during the process. 

Fixing the ‘Avast Anti-virus Definitions Won’t Update’ Issue

Follow these easy steps accordingly to solve the issue you are facing right now.

Update and Repair 

Update and Repair Incompatibility issues can be solved by updating the application. Check for any pending updates and do update the application. You should also try to update the Avast client software. 

To update the software:

  • You need to Open Avast anti-virus by clicking on the icon. 
  • Now click on the update option. 
  • Now, you will have to tap on the engine and virus definitions and let it update after that. 
  • When the updating process completes, click  OK. 

Update the Avast Anti-virus Manually

When performing the update manually, you need to be extra careful about the steps you follow. 

  • First, you need to turn your system ON and then click on the Avast icon. 
  • Then tap on the update option and then click on the software from the menu list. 
  • The update option will prompt. Tap OK after this. 
  • Restart your device.

Things you need to remember about Avast update

  1. First, you should always update the operating system.
  2. Disable the firewall after the update
  3. Keep your system clean 

Wrapping Up

We hope the issue was not very critical and you have already sorted the issue using the steps provided here. Please let us know if you think this article was helpful in the comment section below. 

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