How to update Avast Antivirus Software using the proxy server

1)     Launch
Avast Antivirus.
Avast Antivirus

2)     On
the Right hand side, Click on Settings.
3)     A
window will pop up, Avast Settings.
Avast Settings
4)     Click
on Update on the right hand side.
Avast Update
5)     Scroll
down and expand proxy settings by clicking on it. Direct Connection will be
Avast Update Settings

6)     Check
Specify proxy server, select Type either http or Socks v4.
7)     Enter
the IP address and port Number.
Avast Proxy Settings
8)     On
the authentication, you can choose no authentication, if username and password
are not provided by the host.
9)     Or
you could choose either Basic authentication (plaintext) or Windows integrated
authentication (NTLM) and enter the user name and password provided.
10) Click
on Ok and Avast will automatically update using the proxy server

2 thoughts on “How to update Avast Antivirus Software using the proxy server

  • August 19, 2016 at 5:56 am

    Antivirus is very important especially if you download a lot of files. However just surfing the web opens your computer up to all sorts of unpleasant things so you still need antivirus software in order to catch anything that might try and come support 

  • August 19, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Yep, thanks for the advise. Antivirus is actually required and more importantly, updating your antivirus is protective. Thanks Kelly


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