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Offline Tangy

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 05:22:50 PM »
By the way this one is one of the most popular sites for downloads in Brazil. You can always use google translate Portuguese to English .

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 05:25:44 PM »
The unthreat link downloads the 2013 version which - surprise - does not support 2000.... Pity - it has good reviews. Still working on it.... Thanks.

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 05:28:50 PM »
I'd go for the PC tools one if I were you. 
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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2013, 06:55:29 PM »
I'll give it a shot in the morning....

Thanks so much.

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2013, 04:47:28 AM »
I'd go for the PC tools one if I were you.
PC Tools are no longer supported, Symantec has let it die ;)

ClamWin still supports Win2000 http://www.filehippo.com/download_clamwin/tech/

Direct link http://www.clamwin.com/

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2013, 10:40:13 AM »
Thank you all so much. I am just gearing the old dear up to try these things :) I will let you know what happens as soon as I know - though I have to be away for two days soon... This is an ongoing labour ! (I have - I think - 17 days before avast totally dies... (uninstallingand reinstalling seems to hang on to that info - it works but then won't register..)

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2013, 01:52:14 PM »
Bless you all - I am now protected with ClamWin which is entirely happy to see Win2000 and is scanning cheerfully as we speak. Thank you SO much :)

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2013, 01:54:41 PM »
Your welcome :)

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2013, 03:19:09 PM »
Note that ClamWin is not an active antivirus.  The only part of ClamWin active is the tray icon and the signature updater. http://www.clamwin.com/
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Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.

ClamWin comes with the Ask Toolbar.  You must watch the install closely and opt out or it will be installed.  http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/217/27/
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That said, I have it installed on my WinXP machine for a second manual scanner.
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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2013, 03:55:28 PM »
OK - thanks. I don't use a browser with that machine, but thanks for the heads up; I will seek and destroy :) I'm quite happy to scan it every time I use it ! I am just happy to have something I CAN use :)

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2013, 04:53:50 PM »
I'd go for the PC tools one if I were you.
PC Tools are no longer supported, Symantec has let it die ;)

ClamWin still supports Win2000 http://www.filehippo.com/download_clamwin/tech/

Direct link http://www.clamwin.com/
Good call graigb  ;) You are absolutely right. In that site they say that it is updated but infrequently. Go figure.

Happy for you fuzzbucket  :) Win 2000 pro sp4 is ( was)one of the best OSs.
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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2013, 05:55:07 PM »
Yes it is a safe side ! Should you have any problems with the language ( Portuguese ) give us a shout . I'll be more than glad to oblige   ;)
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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2013, 06:28:46 PM »
I devoutly convey my apologies Bob. After all in Avast we trust !  ;)
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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2013, 07:56:12 PM »
@bob

-_- Avast has been miserably failing with Avast 9. Heck, I did a clean install of Windows 7 YESTERDAY and I cannot even access Avast by clicking or right clicking on the icon to the bottom of the pc (on the right hand side). So, I certainly do not blame others for referring other AV's. I have to manually click on start and click on Avast on my list.

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Re: Need to download older version of avast
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2013, 08:01:30 PM »
pidao over all avast 9 is very stable, just because some people have problems doesn't mean it comes anywhere close to failing miserably  ::) the only reason other AV's were suggested was purely because the OP has Win2000.