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  • "jemarc2009" started this thread

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Monday, July 12th 2010, 7:50am

Avira Update - HOSTS entries for Avira Free, Premium and Internet Security users (OpenDNS / TCP fallback for DNS lookups)

I'm using OpenDNS settings for my router and this would help your Avira updates:

According to roblitz @ OpenDNS Community Forum: This ticket was created by me in response to my problem

Many routers don't support TCP fallback for DNS lookups. You have the following options:
1. Configure the external DNS service (e.g. OpenDNS) on the computer instead of the router (which has different disadvantages).
2. Create a fake entry for Avira domains in the hosts file, as I did:
62.146.66.187 personal.avira-update.com personal.avira-cdn.com
80.190.143.232 personal.avira-update.net
80.190.143.229 perspeak.avira-update.com"

I tried option 2 and after that my Avira update works perfectly.

You can also visit this link for more information regarding this thread: http://forums.opendns.com/comments.php?DiscussionID=7244&page=1#Item_13
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Monday, July 12th 2010, 9:38am

Hi,

You can also add this to the host file:
62.146.66.181 dl1.avgate.net
62.146.66.182 dl2.avgate.net
62.146.66.183 dl3.avgate.net
62.146.66.184 dl4.avgate.net
80.190.143.235 dl5.avgate.net
80.190.143.236 dl6.avgate.net
62.146.66.178 dl7.avgate.net
62.146.66.179 dl8.avgate.net
80.190.143.239 dl9.avgate.net
80.190.143.230 dl10.avgate.net
Thanks for choosing Avira
Alexandru Manea
Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

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Monday, July 12th 2010, 9:44am

This thread is now pinned up
Stefan Berka
Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG

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Monday, July 12th 2010, 11:07am

Thank you for pinning up my thread, I just want to help user's that are using both Avira Antivir and OpenDNS user for resolving this kind of problem...

Opening a thread on both sides make this problem solved as soon as possible...

I'm an avid fan of both Avira and OpenDNS and will continue it for as far that its free of service.

Hope this community will continue to grow

Thank you very much.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "jemarc2009" (Jul 12th 2010, 11:08am)


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Friday, February 3rd 2012, 7:20pm

This solution was originally posted almost 4 years ago, it's a just an update. Also, it's important to highlight that should be only used for those users who have routers that don't support TCP fallback for DNS lookups or some issue with their DNS servers (provided by ISP). If you're updating your Avira every day without problems, this solution is not necessary.

Starting from March 2014, Avira switched over to a CDN server infrastructure which allows Avira to provide updates much faster and more stable to the end user.
Some IP addresses also had some change.

HOSTS entries

Avira Free Antivirus users:

80.190.148.74 personal.avira-update.com personal.avira-cdn.com
89.105.213.18 personal.de.avira-update.com
80.190.148.76 perspeak.avira-update.com
89.105.213.17 personal.nl.avira-update.net
80.190.148.75 personal.nl.avira-update.net

Avira Antivirus Pro (Avira Antivirus Suite & Avira Internet Security Suite), Avira Internet Security users (2013) and Protection Suite users:

80.190.130.226 premium.avira-update.com premium.avira-cdn.com
80.190.130.227 prempeak.avira-update.com
62.146.66.184 fallback-pecl.update.avira.com
89.105.213.21 premium.nl.avira-update.com
89.105.213.22 premium.avira-update.net

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How to edit the HOSTS file under Windows XP:

Click on Start > Run > Type notepad > Click File, then Open in Notepad > Copy the following path C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc, paste next to File name and press Enter key > Change the File type to All files > You should now see the HOSTS file > Click on HOSTS file (or double-click) and it will open in Notepad for editing > Just copy the above HOSTS entries, according to your version and paste under 127.0.0.1 localhost and ::1 localhost lines, then press Ctrl + S to save the changes.

How to edit the HOSTS file under Windows Vista / 7 / 8:

Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Right-click on Notepad, and then choose Run as administrator. If you're prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow or Yes > Copy the following path C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc, paste next to File name and press Enter key > Change the File type to All files > You should now see the HOSTS file > Click on HOSTS file (or double-click) and it will open in Notepad for editing > Just copy the above HOSTS entries, according to your version and paste under 127.0.0.1 localhost and ::1 localhost lines, then press Ctrl + S to save the changes.

When using Windows 8 you will be asked if you want to overwrite the file. Choose Replace the file in the destination.
Also, Windows will ask for Administrator permission; the changed HOSTS file will replace successfully the original.

Note¹: Beginning from the 2012 versions the HOSTS file (which is used by some malware to prevent antivirus products to update) will be protected from alteration by unauthorized programs. This feature is enabled by default. So, before editing the HOSTS file, you must temporary disable this feature in Avira Configuration > General > Security > System protection > Click on Apply > OK. Then, after editing the HOSTS file, just check the box next to Protect Windows hosts files from changes > Click on Apply > OK.

Note²: For some Windows 7 installations, the HOSTS file is ignored. If this is your case, please try to follow the suggestions in the next note.

Note³: Alternatively instead of editing the HOSTS file you can also manually configure DNS server addresses in the Windows TCP/IP Settings (link) or use another DNS server like Google DNS, that are safe and public DNS servers (link). Each one has its drawbacks, but they're just some suggestions to solve this issue.

Marco
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This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "marfabilis" (Jun 24th 2014, 1:00am)