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Offline CraigB

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Re: Has Avast withdrawn support for XP?
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2013, 08:09:24 PM »
Your welcome :)

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Re: Has Avast withdrawn support for XP?
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 07:45:41 AM »
1. I also updated to v8 on XP/SP3 via the GUI with no problems from the process, BUT I  wish I hadn't.  Now avast is very intrusive and constantly doing unwelcome things like slowing down internet browsing, spinning up sleeping hard drives, it's worse than a virus! 

2. Can I revert back to version 7 and if so, how long will that be supported with new definitions, or would it keep nagging me to upgrade to v8?

1. No such problems here.
2. You can get the free V7 here: http://www.oldapps.com/avast_antivirus.php?old_avast=8431 (It uses the same definitions as V8.)
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Re: Has Avast withdrawn support for XP?
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2013, 08:12:25 AM »
^  Thanks.  I uninstalled v8 earlier and it definitely sped up the system quite a lot to have it gone.  Maybe it's my specific config, I network a lot of apps and data files, have a few HDDs, etc so there's more it interferes with.  On v7 I never noticed it was there.

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Re: Has Avast withdrawn support for XP?
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2013, 08:30:43 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Has Avast withdrawn support for XP?
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2013, 08:51:12 PM »
U.g.g!  I installed the linked v7, it said there was a newer v7 available (forget the exact version # but it did list it as v7.something) so I let it update... only to find after it had finished that it had updated to v8.   Oh well, nothing an uninstall, reinstall, and a couple reboots won't fix.

Hmm, it seems the forum word filter changed the word U.g.g.! (without periods) to "SPAM".
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Re: Has Avast withdrawn support for XP?
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2013, 09:33:27 PM »
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Hmm, it seems the forum word filter changed the word U.g.g.! (without periods) to "SPAM".

Yes it is a commonly used trade name for some Australian boots and is more commonly used in s p a m posts, so the word replacement feature flags it so drawing attention to the post/topic which would be removed and the spammer banned.

Not so many using that word in normal usage ;D
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Re: Has Avast withdrawn support for XP?
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2013, 01:10:30 AM »
I installed Avast 8 on my PC using Windows XP SP3 and have no issues
at all.

Tony