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Churchmouse

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System Requirements for avast! 4?
« on: September 03, 2003, 10:32:13 PM »
(from another thread):
>...Less RAM usage for my mate's awful 32mb(?!?!?) RAM....

Hi.  I heard about your AV program from cnet.com earlier today.  :)  I did look over your FAQ page and scanned the forum, but was unable to find the ,minimum/recommended system requirements for installation & running of avast!4.  Also, can it be downloaded to one PC and installed on another, or is it an "active"-type installation where you have to be connected to the Internet from the PC you plan to install?  The reason I'm asking is, I have an older pc that hasn't been online in over a year; and with the recent virus and worm outbreaks (especially), I wouldn't want to chance websurfing with no AV protection (well, I do have McAfee on that, but it is *wayyyy* out of date).  :(  It's a 500 Mhz Celeron Pentium, with 64 MB RAM and running Windows 98SE...Is avast!4 compatible with that?  I recall reading about some problems Win 98 users had with it; so was wondering how it works with older legacy-type systems.  I'm planning  to update it (it's currently running I.E. and Outlook Express 5.5, I believe) then give it to a friend who is accustomed to using Norton.  Thanks in advance for your help :)

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Re:System Requirements for avast! 4?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2003, 10:53:27 PM »
Churchmouse,

thanks for your interest in avast.

1. the setup program is completely self-contained and does not need Internet connection to operate. Therefore you can download it on one machine, then take it to another and use it there.

2. A Win98-machine with 64M of RAM should be OK. For minimum system requirements of avast Home Edition, please refer to this page: http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1323.html .

Hope this helps,
Vlk
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Re:System Requirements for avast! 4?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2003, 10:55:51 PM »
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I did look over your FAQ page and scanned the forum, but was unable to find the ,minimum/recommended system requirements for installation & running of avast!4.
You did not look carefuly enough :-)

Such things are indeed on our web: when you select the Products/Avast! Home and look into the lextbox, you will see the requested 'System requirements' item linked to: http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1323.html  ;) ;)

Hope this helps
Pavel

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Re:System Requirements for avast! 4?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2003, 10:19:36 AM »
" For a computer with 95/98/Windows Me: PC 486, 32 MB RAM, 50 MB of free hard disk space "



 ;D ;D ;D ;D

w98 doesn't run on a 486 with 32mb ,how can avast run?

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Re:System Requirements for avast! 4?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2003, 11:01:37 AM »
« Last Edit: September 04, 2003, 11:02:08 AM by Vlk »
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Re:System Requirements for avast! 4?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2003, 09:54:49 AM »
yes know it

but i tried to install w98 on my 486 with more ram
and it was almost death