How To Resolve Avast Update Helper Error 1316?

Avast Update Helper Error 1316 --- this particular Avast error is caused by applications that do not release registry keys before shutting down. The error is triggered when you run applications in the background, and you log off from the system. So, when you shut down without closing the background apps, it will force the Windows to unload the registry keys. The Error 1316 will leave the system vulnerable and open to attacks. The Error will read- Product: Google Update Helper – Error 1316. A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file. Let me guide you through some troubleshooting methods to resolve the Avast Helper – Error 1316.

 Avast Update Helper Error 1316

Method 1: Make Use Of The Built-In Repair Function

  • The built-in repair function helps in fixing most of the Avast errors and also has proved to be useful in fixing specific local issues.
  • Follow the steps to run the built-in troubleshooter to repair the Error.
  • Open the Avast application.
  • Click the menu option on the top right corner of the Avast window.
  • Click Settings and in the General tab, select the Troubleshooting option from the sub-menu.
  • The Troubleshooting window will now open. Scroll down and navigate to the Still having problems section.
  • Click the Repair App button.
  • Click OK when the Avast application asks for a confirmation to repair the app.
  • The Repair process will take a while. Restart the Avast application once the repair is complete.

Method 2: Update Avast

Make sure you have the latest updated version of Avast installed on your computer. Outdated versions can always lead to errors like the Avast Update Helper Error 1316. Follow the steps to check for any updates:

  • Open the Avast application.
  • Click the menu option on the top right corner of the Avast window.
  • Click the Settings option and click the General tab.
  • Under the General tab, navigate to the update section and click Check for Updates button.
  • The Avast application will now scan for updates and if updates are found, it will be automatically downloaded and installed.
  • Once the update process is done, you will be prompted to restart the application.
  • You can check to see if the Update Helper Error still exists using the Event Viewer option.
  • Open the Run command (Windows + R), type eventvwr.msc, and press the Enter button.

The Event Viewer will show if you have any instance of the Update Helper Error 1316.

Method 3: Uninstall Avast Secure browser

The Avast Secure browser is one of the most common causes of Avast errors. In this case, the Update Helper Error 1316 is caused due to interference between the Avast secure browser and the Windows 10 defender or other third-party antivirus applications. Follow the steps to uninstall the Avast Secure Browser:

  • Enter the command appwiz.cpl in the text field and press the Enter button.
  • This will display the Programs and Features window.
  • Locate the Avast Secure Browser application from the list of installed applications.
  • Right-click on Avast secure browser and click the Uninstall option.
  • Follow the on-screen commands to complete the uninstallation procedure.
  • Restart the computer once the uninstallation is complete. Open the Avast application to see if the Avast Update Helper error 1316 is resolved.

Method 4: Uninstall Shadowplay

If you have regular gameplay on your computer using the Nvidia graphic experience or any other application similar to Shadowplay, the application will be running in the background. It will prevent the Registry Keys from getting unloaded. Follow the quick steps to perform the uninstallation:

  • Open the Run command dialog box (Windows key + R key).
  • Enter the command appwiz.cpl and press the Enter button.
  • The Programs and Features window will open.
  • You can navigate through the list of installed applications and locate the Nvidia graphic option.
  • Once you find the application, right-click and select the option Uninstall from the list.
  • Please follow the on-screen commands to complete the uninstallation.
  • Restart the computer once the uninstallation is complete.
  • You can also open the applications menu from the Settings option.
  • Click the Windows icon on the desktop and click the Settings option.
  • In the Windows Settings window, click Apps.
  • The Applications window will open with the list of installed applications.
  • Locate and right-click on the Nvidia graphic option, select Uninstall from the list.
  • Please follow the on-screen commands to complete the uninstallation.
  • Restart the computer once the uninstallation is complete. Now your Avast update helper error 1316 is resolved.

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