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Consumer Products => Avast Free Antivirus / Premium Security (legacy Pro Antivirus, Internet Security, Premier) => Topic started by: arjanm on January 26, 2010, 11:42:07 AM

Title: Free License with parttime work (part 2)
Post by: arjanm on January 26, 2010, 11:42:07 AM
A couple of months ago there was a question whether Avast Home could be used when using the PC for part-time work:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=50905.0

As Avast4 Home explicitly stated that it could be used in a home only AND non-commercially only, this didn't seem to be possible.

However, now Avast 4 Home has been replaced by Avast 5 Free, and the webpages no longer indicate the "non-commercial" clause (see http://www.avast.com/index#tab2 and http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download), and I also couldn't find any reference to the non-commercial clause in the licence agreement, I wondered if it now is possible to use Avast 5 Free commercially at home?
Title: Re: Free License with parttime work (part 2)
Post by: waking on January 26, 2010, 12:49:15 PM
I wondered if it now is possible to use Avast 5 Free commercially at home?

Since the tab at the left says "Home and Home Office" one gets the impression
that the Free AV can be used in a home office environment:

Title: Re: Free License with parttime work (part 2)
Post by: arjanm on January 27, 2010, 02:17:27 PM
Got a reply from Avast sales, apparently it's still not allowed:

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With regret our license conditions are explicit that our avast! Free Edition is ONLY for home AND non-commercial use. If you want to use avast! commercially at home, we recommend you to consult our avast! Pro Antivirus or avast! Internet Security.