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Why do we have to register for Avast Free?
« on: October 04, 2011, 11:18:35 AM »
Why must we register to activate the free license for Avast Free?

Are there any plans to make this automated in future releases, without needing to enter email details?

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Re: Why do we have to register for Avast Free?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 11:24:40 AM »
This was asked a lot of times (i.e., the automation).
They want to keep it as it is.
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Re: Why do we have to register for Avast Free?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2011, 11:26:23 AM »
It also gives avast an idea of how many people are using there antivirus.
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Re: Why do we have to register for Avast Free?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 11:31:03 AM »
It also gives avast an idea of how many people are using there antivirus.
But an automated process will do the same, wouldn't it?
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Re: Why do we have to register for Avast Free?
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 11:37:16 AM »
It also gives avast an idea of how many people are using there antivirus.
But an automated process will do the same, wouldn't it?
Who knows  ???
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Re: Why do we have to register for Avast Free?
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 11:55:41 AM »
Who knows  ???
We know :)
AVG and Avira does that I think.
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Re: Why do we have to register for Avast Free?
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2011, 01:02:54 PM »
Why must we register to activate the free license for Avast Free?

Are there any plans to make this automated in future releases, without needing to enter email details?

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Yes make It like a lots of freeware antiviruses has. Good idea. But when avast! want to keep it as it is then you can't do anything with that. We can be happy that It's not that complicated like It was in Avast 4

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yes they both have it.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 01:04:28 PM by danny96 »
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