Adaware not updating
The following table summarizes the CAU feature installation requirements for the two CAU updating modes.
The following are general requirements for a failover cluster to support updates by using CAU.
But I just tried again this morning and the same thing happened. I have never had a delay on updating, at any time of the day. I've had the exact same problem appear on my work laptop, for no apparent reason.
I'll keep trying for another day at different times of the day/night, but if it still doesn't work, is that indicative of another issue? Just for the test, I have just updated - took about 10-15 seconds. What I did was manually download the definitions and unzip them into the proper folder and renamed the previous definitions to old This is what the automated update does.
A lot of people use Ad-aware, and they are all trying to update at the same time, which will overload the servers. I find the best times to update, are late at night, or a couple of days after the updates come out. It's not an unusual problem, especially on the day the updates come out.
Edit the DNS servers used in Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) properties of your Local Area Connection.
If you use Earthlink as ISP (or ISP owned by Earthlink) you can try this solution (provided by Earthlink) for working your way around the problem:
The exact installation requirements for the Failover Clustering Tools depend on whether CAU coordinates updates as a clustered role on the failover cluster (by using self-updating mode) or from a remote computer.
The self-updating mode of CAU additionally requires the installation of the CAU clustered role on the failover cluster by using the CAU tools.