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How to fix Avast Update Helper Error 1316?

Are you getting the Avast Update Helper error 1316 frequently? Fixing this Avast update error is not a difficult task if you proceed with the below-mentioned troubleshooting steps.

Avast Update Helper Error 1316

Method 1: Using the Avast built-in repair app

  • Launch the Avast Antivirus software and click the Action menu available at the top-right corner of the window.
  • Click on Settings from the pop-up menu.
  • Next, click the General tab from the left-side panel and select the Troubleshooting submenu.
  • Navigate to the ‘Still having problems?’ section and click the Repair app button.
  • If prompted, click Yes to confirm your action.
  • Wait until the repair app completes the scan.
  • Once the repair app detects the problems, click the Resolve All button to fix the issues.
  • Now, close the Avast app and restart your PC to check if the error has been resolved.

Method 2: Forcing the Avast update

  • On your Windows computer, click the Avast icon located at the system tray to launch the Avast Antivirus interface.
  • Click on the Menu icon at the top-right corner of the screen and select Settings.
  • Click the General tab from the left-side panel and select the Update submenu.
  • Under the Your application is up to date section, click the Check for updates button.
  • Now, the latest version of the Avast Antivirus app will be downloaded automatically.
  • Once the download is completed, restart your PC.
  • Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R shortcut keys.
  • Enter ‘eventvwr.msc’ in the Run dialog box and press the Enter key to open the Event Viewer.
  • Check if the Avast update helper error 1316 has been resolved.
  • If the problem persists, remove the Avast Antivirus app from your PC with the help of Uninstaller utility.
  • After removing the Avast Antivirus app, download the latest version of the antivirus software from the official Avast site.
  • Install it on your computer by following the on-screen prompts.
  • This would fix the Avast Update Helper error 1316.