Author Topic: What happens after Avast Internet Security Trial expire?  (Read 16519 times)

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AlexC

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What happens after Avast Internet Security Trial expire?
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:26:37 PM »
Will Avast automatically downgrade to the free version? or it will stay expired without providing protection? thanks

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Re: What happens after Avast Internet Security Trial expire?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 08:58:40 PM »
I don't believe it does, downgrade to free as the modules that have been installed would have to be removed. By far the best option is to do a clean install of the free version.

Download the latest version of avast, 7.0.1456 http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/avast_free_antivirus_setup.exe and save it to your HDD, somewhere you can find it again (if you didn't save your last download). Use that when you reinstall.

- Download the avast! Uninstall Utility, aswClear.exe find it here and save it to your HDD (it has uninstall tools for both 5.x and 6.0.x).
  • 1. Now uninstall avast! (using add remove programs, if you can't do that start from the next step), reboot.
  • 2. run the avast! Uninstall Utility from safe mode, first for 5.x if previously installed and then for 6.0, once complete reboot into normal mode.
  • 3. install the latest version, reboot.

Note: The default install location for avast is C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast.
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Re: What happens after Avast Internet Security Trial expire?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 09:00:06 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: What happens after Avast Internet Security Trial expire?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 09:01:52 PM »
You're welcome.
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