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Offline MikeBCda

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Renewal of registration (free version) now automatic?
« on: December 21, 2013, 10:47:31 PM »
About a week or two ago I'd noticed that my free-version registration was showing something like 30 days left, which sounded about right since I'd last renewed sometime in Jan. of this year.  Since then, it's jumped to slightly under a year left, implying that it recently updated itself with no action on my part.

When did this come into effect?  Whenever, it was certainly not prominently announced, even though a fairly significant change.

(edit)  If it helps tie it into a specific defs or program update, it's showing the renewal as effective Dec. 5th.
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Re: Renewal of registration (free version) now automatic?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 12:40:32 AM »
Mine is still 60 days away, so it will be a while before I can test this theory.
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Re: Renewal of registration (free version) now automatic?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 12:43:10 AM »
If I remember right something was said about auto-renewal in the free version.
I think it was either before or during the early beta tests.

Don't quote me on that.
But I'm pretty sure.

I was going to check on that but avast has cleared out most of the "beta board".
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Re: Renewal of registration (free version) now automatic?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 01:07:14 AM »
If I remember right something was said about auto-renewal in the free version.
I think it was either before or during the early beta tests.

I was going to check on that but avast has cleared out most of the "beta board".

Was this the thread you were thinking of?

Old topics / Re: Changes in Avast free Registation
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=134000.msg985829#msg985829


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Re: Renewal of registration (free version) now automatic?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 01:19:48 AM »
I was going to check on that but avast has cleared out most of the "beta board".

The Beta Board has a "Child" board: Old Topics, which has nearly 900 topics and more than 13000 posts.