Avg antivirus database not updating
This is why you have backups of anything important.
If you need a step by step guide, then google is your friend.
There's no need to post twice about the same thing.. I even tried updating from the directory and that didn't work.
I looked into downloading Windows Defender and couldn't get past the validation process to download the software.
The HOSTS file can be located in the following location windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts assuming that your Windows directory is named Windows and not Winnt or something similar.
Another possible location of your connection problem would be your Firewall (which you didn't mention having or not having) - check it to see that it is not set to deny the apps making connections for updates.
Transfer the file to the problem machine, then install the "Gogetum.exe" file, then run the update to get the program current..porn, warez, hacking)8: Poke unnecessary holes in your firewall by clicking "Allow" every time some program requests access to the Internet9: Click directly on links in email messages10: Use file sharing or P2P programs11: Use pirated programs Things you SHOULD do-----------------------------1: Use a non-IE or IE based browser2: Always have an up to date virus scanner running3: Always have a firewall running4: Install all the latest security updates (the exception to the no-IE rule)5: Delete all unsolicited emails containing attachments without reading6: Manually scan all email attachments with your virus scanner, regardless of whether it's supposed to be done automatically7: Copy and paste URLs from email messages into your web browser8: Inspect links copied and pasted into your web browser to ensure they don't seem to contain a second/different address Thank you for your help.You are sooo right about making backups, which I didn't do. Formatting is likely the best thing I could do right now, but I'm not sure where to start. Please, if you can, point me in the right direction of a thread or website that would help me.Unfortunately, my pc was recently infected and it is bad.After going through a few antivirus/spyware/malware programs, things have improved slightly, but there are still problems.