Avast Not Connecting To Server: How To Resolve?

While you are running the Avast antivirus on our computer, in some cases, you may find that Avast not connecting to the server. You might face this issue if the date and time on our computer is not properly set. In case, the internet got disconnected on your computer, even then this issue can occur. Furthermore, any problems with the VPN on our computer can also trigger this issue.  Also, if there is something wrong with the Avast antivirus software your Avast might refuse to connect to the server. Thus in this article, we are going to discuss how we can resolve the issue with your computer.

Apparent causes of Avast Not Connecting To Server

The apparent causes of Avast not connecting to the server are as follows:

  1. Sometimes, the Firewall on your computer prevents the connection between the Avast antivirus and the server.
  2. If the internet is suddenly disconnected on your computer, this issue can bug you.
  3. If there are some software issues with the Avast antivirus, even then you may come across these issues on your computer.
  4. You can also experience this glitch if there are any prevailing issues with the VPN on your computer.
  5. Due to the incorrect date and time on your computer, you cannot connect to the server.

Efficient ways to resolve Avast not connecting to update server:

Some of the easiest ways to resolve Avast not connecting to update server are what we have laid below for you:

  1. Configuring the Firewall
  2. Connecting to the SecureLine VPN.
  3. Connecting to a different location.
  4. Managing the Secure: Line  VPN settings.
  5. Excluding the specific folder/file/program/application from all avast scans.
  6. Adding an exception for specific Avast antivirus shield.
  7. Checking the Internet connection.
  8. Adjusting Date and Time.

If that’s not satisfying then we are going to discuss the methods. Don’t worry.

Configuring the Firewall

To configure the Firewall follow the steps:

  1. To press the ‘Windows’ key on the computer.
  2. After that, select ‘Control Panel’ and then select ‘System and Security’.
  3. Next, select ‘Windows Firewall’.
  4. Now, check if the Public and Private Firewall Is turned on. If not, then turn them on.

Connecting to the SecureLine VPN

To connect to the SecureLine VPN go through the steps:

  1. At first, select and open the ‘Avast User Interface’.
  2. Then, open ‘Privacy’ and then select the ‘SecureLine VPN’.
  3. After that, turn the slider ‘Off’ to ‘On’.
  4. Now, you are connected to the SecureLine VPN.

Connecting to a different location

To connect to a different location follow the steps:

  1. Open the ‘Avast’ antivirus software on your computer.
  2. After that, ‘Change Location’.
  3. Then to choose the ‘Preffrered  Country’ select the option ‘; Change Location’.

Now, check if the issue is resolved on your computer.

Managing the SecureLine VPN settings

To manage the SecureLine VPN Settings are as follows:

  1. Open the ‘Avast’ antivirus on your computer.
  2. Then select the ‘Gear’ symbol at the top of the computer screen and then select ‘SecureLine VPN’.
  3. After that, configure the most favorable ‘Setting’

Thus, in this way you can manage the SecureLine VPN  on your computer to resolve the issue.

Excluding the specific folder/file/program/application from all Avast Scans

To exclude the specific folder/file/folder/program/application from the Avast scans, go through the steps:

  1. At first, open the ‘Avast User Interface’ on your computer and then select ‘Settings’.
  2. Then, select, ‘General’ and then select ‘Exclusions’.
  3. After that, add the ‘Specific programs’ to the tab‘File Paths’.
  4. Next, the application which you have added will be removed from ‘Avast Scanning’.

Adding an exception for specific Avast Antivirus Shield

To add the exception for the specific Avast antivirus shield are as follows:

  1. At first, open the ‘Avast User Interface’ and then select ‘Settings’
  2. After that, select ‘Active Protection’.
  3. Then choose the shield in which you want to add the ‘Exception’ after that select ‘Customize link’.
  4. Next, search for ‘Exclusions’ and then, add the ‘Items’ which you want to remove from your computer.
  5. Now check whether the ‘Global Exclusions’ are in the list.

Checking the Internet Connection

Also, check the internet connection on your computer. In case,  the internet connection is disrupted then you will be unable to connect to the server. If the connection is disrupted then enable the network connection on your computer,

Adjusting the Date and Time

To adjust the date and time on your computer follow the steps:

  1. Look at the extreme right-corner on your computer, there you will be able to view the ‘Date and Time’ on your computer.
  2. Now, give a right-mouse click on it.
  3. After that, select the option ‘Adjust Date/Time’.
  4. Then, in the ‘Date and Time’ window select ‘Change Date and Time’.
  5. Next, configure the correct ‘Date’ and ‘Time’ on your computer and select ‘OK’ to confirm.
  6. Finally, select ‘Apply’ and ‘OK’ to set the ‘Date’ and ‘Time’on your computer to resolve the issue.

Thus, by following the methods as stated above, you can resolve the issues on your computer effectively.