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Offline robphil

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Is there a free (forever) Avast!, or just the 30-day?
« on: July 13, 2013, 07:01:30 PM »
Pardon my ignorance, but I was searching for some free computer security....  I found, and read about Avast! at download.com.  So I downloaded it and installed it and am currently running it.  My question - it appears to only be free for 30-days, but from things that I've read it sounds like there is a free version that isn't time limited.  Am I mistaken, or how could I track that one down - if it exists? 

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Re: Is there a free (forever) Avast!, or just the 30-day?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013, 07:04:57 PM »
No, you've to register once a year (for free).
Read here: http://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB9
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Re: Is there a free (forever) Avast!, or just the 30-day?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013, 07:07:40 PM »
Excellent - thank you!

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Re: Is there a free (forever) Avast!, or just the 30-day?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013, 07:08:53 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Is there a free (forever) Avast!, or just the 30-day?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2013, 07:11:31 PM »
The avast free version is free, but you must register it (as mentioned), until you do you are effectively using it as a trial with 30 days use.

From the avastUI > Maintenance > Registration - here you can register avast free using the Register Now button.
- this gives you 365 days registration, which you have to renew next year.

I have been using avast free for a little over nine years.
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 21.3.2459 (build 21.3.6164.561) UI 1.0.609/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security