I'm not sure about Avira in particular, but I've seen this occur with F-Prot Anti-Virus, Mc Afee Anti-Virus, Norton/Symantec Anti-Virus (many times), Clam Anti-Virus, and AVG Anti-Virus.

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Okay so first off a bit of background on the system I'm running.

It's a Windows 10 machine and has the latest updates installed (Ver: 1607).

threadid=12073What is the operating system of your friend?

But still, for goodness sake, one of my schoolmates have been complaining about their laptop have virus that AVG can't detect.The update progress panel appears in the top right hand corner of the screen and it may be that your friend has disabled it because he did not understand what it was. OK, so I recently encountered some problems with Avira Anti Vir: the VDs just wouldn't update! However, I specifically reinstalled my entire security apparata afterward to make sure it recognized the new setup. It isn't the firewall; there are no block alerts, no popups asking me to block or allow the AV to download. It can only be updated manually by downloading its definition files. If that doesn't help I would look into two things, an infection or a problem with your firewall.Is there an alternative in getting the updates, or is there a way to fix the update module of Anti Vir Personal?If you visited the forum link that Rod provided, you will find info on how to get manual update for Anti Vir: See topic: Avira Free Antivirus Updater Complete product update Creation time: 28 December 2015 Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1) [6.1.7601] 64 bit Product information: Product version: C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus.0.15.108Update resource: C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus.0.15.106Library: C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus.0.15.107GUI: C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus.0.15.106Temp Directory: C:\Program Data\Avira\Antivirus\UPDATE\Backup folder: C:\Program Data\Avira\Antivirus\BACKUP\Installation Directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus\Updater folder: C:\Program Files (x86)\Avira\Antivirus\App Data folder: C:\Program Data\Avira\Antivirus\Connection settings:- Connection type: Web server- Transfer type: Existing connection- Proxy settings: No proxy [UPD] [INFO] Get product file [UPD] [ERROR] Connection to Avira update bridge failed: 12175.