Error could not connect to steam network while updating dating service statistics
Antivirus monitors each packet of your computer sends and receives.
What this does is filter all the incoming data it deems are not trustworthy.
Thus, changing the download region may solve the problem in question.
You can always try changing the Download Regions many times (it’s not only limited to one try) before proceeding with the further solutions.
The only way is to disable the antivirus entirely until the game is updated. Then follow the following instruction to verify integrity of game files.
To do this, open Mc Afree and select “Virus and Spyware Protection”. Hopefully, after performing the above steps, your Steam won’t give any issue.