AVAST Not Free Anymore?

April 18, 2010 at 15:58:00
Specs: XP Media Center Edition 2002 SP 3, 2.8GHz / 1GB

I've been using AVAST home version more than a year and recently it forced me to update. When I did, I got a new version and now just a few days later it is prompting me that the program is about to expire and demanding that I buy - has AVAST changed it's policy or did I do something wrong?

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April 18, 2010 at 16:16:33

"has AVAST changed it's policy"



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April 18, 2010 at 16:20:12

that's the same version i updated to and less than 1 week later it is prompting me that my version is about to expire and to upgrade.

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April 18, 2010 at 17:24:00

avast registration last 1 year, after the year has passed you only need to renew it.

you only need to provide your email, and a registration code will be mail to you. and its free.

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April 18, 2010 at 17:59:38

You didn't have a "paid" version (i.e.-Professional) on before, did you?

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April 19, 2010 at 03:34:00

to my knowledge AVAST has not requested my email etc but i only had free version before. i will look for a link to register and see if that gets rid of the popup to upgrade. thanks.

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April 19, 2010 at 05:23:43

I thought Avast always asked for an email address during
installation, primarily to try & make sure it's only used by home
users - the bit about trial period & free registration can be found

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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April 19, 2010 at 14:39:29

Thanks all - I found the register link and went thru that and have another free year - thanks again.

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