Author Topic: Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1368 on Windows ME  (Read 1299 times)

Offline Keithuk

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Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1368 on Windows ME
« on: August 23, 2012, 12:15:27 PM »
Hi guys.

I've searched for this problem but couldn't find any solutions.

I have an old WinME computer that I hardly ever use but I have Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1368 installed on it for years. Now it doesn't have an internet connection because I can't find a PCI WiFi card that works with Win98SE/ME. The other day I needed to use my scanner that doesn't work on WinXP so I thought I would manually download the 4.8 update and install it from a flash drive. http://www.avast.com/download-update

When I ran vpsupd4.exe and it said the registration had expired so it would add the newer definition files. Now 4.8.1368 was that last version that worked on Win98/ME so why would I need to update registration if the newer version don't work on that OS?

As I said I don't use that computer much but it wold be nice to have Avast still working and up to date, any suggestions?

Oh on a side note I see the newer version of Avast has removed the double popup when updating, nice one.
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Re: Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1368 on Windows ME
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 12:46:41 PM »
It still has to be registered to get virus definition updates:
- Complete the avast! free antivirus Registration form and you will receive an email from register @ register.avast . com (without the spaces) with your registration key.

Now I don't know if this will also work for avast 4.8 or not.

Support for avast 4.8 ceases at the end of this year.
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Re: Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1368 on Windows ME
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 12:51:38 PM »
you beat me to it DavidR :D
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Re: Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1368 on Windows ME
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 12:57:26 PM »
That happens ;D
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