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Offline tmcclelland47

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Old Versions of avast! Professional Antivirus?
« on: November 18, 2012, 02:30:36 AM »
Hi. I have an old computer running Windows 2000 Professional SP4, because XP is slow on it, but it's too fast for 98, so it seems that 2000 was a happy medium. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could please give me a link to avast! Professional 4.8. I really like the UI of it, and I just found my old key that I never used.

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Re: Old Versions of avast! Professional Antivirus?
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Re: Old Versions of avast! Professional Antivirus?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 03:07:41 AM »
avast 7 runs on W2000


http://filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/tech/

I like the interface of 4.8 better than the newer ones, and it starts up much faster with the 4.8 Home version than with anything newer.

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Re: Old Versions of avast! Professional Antivirus?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 03:15:56 AM »
you find the old versions on right side there.....see the list

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Re: Old Versions of avast! Professional Antivirus?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 03:17:04 AM »
@ tmcclelland47
Well support for avast 4.8 ceases at the end of this year (just over a month away), so it is effectively on life support.

Your old license is likely to have long expired as its license period starts at the time of purchase.
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Re: Old Versions of avast! Professional Antivirus?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 11:49:07 PM »
Hello tmcclelland47!

I like the interface of 4.8 better than the newer ones, and it starts up much faster with the 4.8 Home version than with anything newer.
This is your opinion.
But I have seen: avast! 7 uses significant less of the computer resources compared to avast! 4.8 AND you have a better protection.
Windows 2000 together with avast! 7 Free has a memory consumption of approx. 120-130MB at idle (direct after startup).
So there should be enough resources for the additional programs.
For example: as you can see in my signature, I use avast! 7 on a PC with 256 MB RAM (800 MHz PIII) and I cannot say that the PC is very slow.
But nevertheless:
1. pay attention that there are not too many programs in the autostart section of your computer.
2. install SP4 and UR1 before installing avast! 7 Free.

Well support for avast 4.8 ceases at the end of this year (just over a month away), so it is effectively on life support.
Your old license is likely to have long expired as its license period starts at the time of purchase.
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Notebook A: DELL Inspiron 8000 | Pentium III (800 MHz) | 512 MB RAM | Win 2000 Pro (SP4+UR1) | avast! Free V7.0.1474
Notebook B: MAXDATA Pro 700T | Pentium III (800 MHz) | 256 MB RAM | Win 2000 Pro (SP4+UR1) | avast! Free V8.0.1497
Notebook: DELL LATITUDE E6530 | i7-3540M (3 GHz) | 4 GB RAM | Win 7 Pro (SP1, 64bit) | avast! Free V8.0.1497

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Re: Old Versions of avast! Professional Antivirus?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 06:17:26 PM »
I have sp4 on it, but I have absolutely no idea what UR1 is. Could you tell me what it is, INGBEAN?

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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 06:20:02 PM »
I have sp4 on it, but I have absolutely no idea what UR1 is. Could you tell me what it is, INGBEAN?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=win2000+UR1

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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 06:50:51 PM »
I have sp4 on it, but I have absolutely no idea what UR1 is. Could you tell me what it is, INGBEAN?

It is Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 SP4 (KB891861).

Please make sure you have the Update Rollup 1 installed (it's required for avast!):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B54730CF-8850-4531-B52B-BF28B324C662&displaylang=en
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