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VincentJohn

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Is the FREE option a scam????
« on: February 18, 2013, 06:03:22 PM »
Hi,

I'm just using avast and signed for 1 year FREE. Now it seems like after 1 mounth I have to pay for my avast. Is this a scam,  What is this?

How can you change my setting in to my FREE use for 1 year.

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Thnx

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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 06:10:07 PM »
Do you have Avast Free installed, or one of the paid versions?

If Avast Free, did you register it?  Registration is free and can be done from Avast User Interface.  See https://support.avast.com/index.php?languageid=1&group=eng&_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1073.
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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 08:31:45 PM »
Hi,

I'm just using avast and signed for 1 year FREE. Now it seems like after 1 mounth I have to pay for my avast. Is this a scam,  What is this?

How can you change my setting in to my FREE use for 1 year.

 :o

Thnx

Yes, if you installed or somehow ended up with a "Trial Version" you would only get 30 days Free and then be required to purchase. If that is the case then you will need to Uninstall the Trial version and Install 'Avast Free' and the Register as directed. :)

VincentJohn

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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 09:18:15 AM »
Avast seems to have only one download version (see image)

Where can I find the free 1 year download.


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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 10:11:50 AM »
If you click on "Aangepaste installatie" you should install the customizable version of avast Free.

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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 10:39:55 AM »
or you can download it here.   http://filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/


how to register for free 1 year.....and when time is out, you register again....and agin...and.    ;)
https://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1073


VincentJohn

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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 06:21:31 PM »
Hello,  I did all that but still avast want me to pay for it after a mounth.

Check the file.

I just install avast again and did exactly wht you dicribe.  :(




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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 06:24:52 PM »
when you open your avast.....does it say avast free at the top?

see attached screenshot....   click to enlarge
« Last Edit: February 22, 2013, 06:31:23 PM by Pondus »

VincentJohn

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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 06:31:52 PM »
No it doesn't

check the file


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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2013, 06:33:38 PM »
then you have installed wrong version   ;)   you have avast internet security

you find FREE version at the link i posted above..... uninstall, reboot....download and install free.....register

VincentJohn

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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2013, 06:35:33 PM »
Oke I will give it a nother try ;) 

Thank you for helping me out.


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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 07:18:18 PM »
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Re: Is the FREE option a scam????
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 05:45:59 PM »
I have had it too. I know for sure that i installed the 1 year free version.

All of a sudden i had the paid version that was expired  :-[