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Offline Biskwietje

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I've been using the free version of Avast for quite some time now but never got the message it gave today. It says I can't get updates anymore because my subscription has expired? When I choose the 'renew now' button  I get an offer to buy Avast. Isn't you antivirus free anymore? Or otherwise, how to get past the notification?

Program version: 7.0.1455
Virus definitions version: 130228-1
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 02:50:06 AM by Biskwietje »

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Re: Warning; You System is Unsecured?? (Need paid subscription?)
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2013, 01:47:58 PM »
You don't have to purchase, it is an offer that is all. You just need to re-register the free version for another year.

You are using an old version of avast7, last version of avast 7 was 7.0.1474 so you haven't been keeping it up to date.

Avast 8 has been released and I suggest that you do a clean install of avast 8.
- Download the latest version of avast, 8.0.1482 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 6.0.x and 7.0.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 6.x if previously installed and then for 7.0, once complete reboot into normal mode.
  • 3. install the latest version, reboot.



I would suggest that you save/backup your avast settings and restore them when avast 8 is installed. From the avastUI, Settings, Maintenance, Settings Backup.

See http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=116245.0 for a little more on the new avast 8.
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Re: Warning; You System is Unsecured?? (Need paid subscription?)
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 02:49:10 AM »
Thanks a lot. Done and everything's working fine. I'll be more alert on updates in the future. 

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Re: [Solved] Warning; You System is Unsecured?? (Need paid subscription?)
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 03:10:19 AM »
You're welcome.
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