Resetting Software Updater in Avast Antivirus

Software Updater helps keep commonly used third party software up to date to eliminate potential security risks. Malicious threats or attackers often use leaks in outdated software to access your PC. Software Updater displays the most popular programs installed on your PC and allows you to easily update them.

If Software Updater doesn't work as expected, for example, if an application update goes wrong, or an invalid application status/version is shown, you can try to reset the internal database of Software Updater to the default values.

Reset the Software Updater database

  1. Open Avast Antivirus and go to MenuSettings.
  2. Click Search in the top-right corner.
  3. Type geek:area into the search field, then select Avast Geek from the search results.
  4. Scroll down to the Software Updater section, then click Perform next to Database reset (troubleshooting).

The internal database for Software Updater is reset.

  • Avast Premium Security 20.x
  • Avast Free Antivirus 20.x
  • Avast Omni 1.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 2, 32 / 64-bit

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