Author Topic: Free? Not!  (Read 6413 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

666AV666

  • Guest
Free? Not!
« on: February 16, 2014, 11:35:38 AM »
I have twice downloaded and installed "Avast for Mac Free", and both times it began nagging for payment after about 11 days, and stopped working at 14 days. If it is just a trial, why is it called "FREE"?  >:(

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31205
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 11:45:49 AM »
Did you enter the free license?

Offline Pondus

  • Probably Bot
  • ****
  • Posts: 37152
  • Not a avast user
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 11:48:52 AM »

666AV666

  • Guest
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 12:03:45 PM »
It'srather rude to be snarky instead of just explaining.
I guess if the staff here is this rude, I'll stick with iAntivirus.

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31205
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 12:05:47 PM »
Since when is asking a question or pointing you to the solution rude?
Besides, we are not staff.
We are users like you who spend their time trying to help others for free.

666AV666

  • Guest
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2014, 12:09:04 PM »
It seems the secret pathway is in the web suport pages, but not on the screen after installing the "FREE" app. When it starts timing out, it doesn't say "We're just kidding! It's really free if you know how to search on our website and find the secret free code."

This is idiotic. I'll never use such a product with a convoluted Chinese puzzle of how to make it free.

Offline Pondus

  • Probably Bot
  • ****
  • Posts: 37152
  • Not a avast user
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2014, 12:20:42 PM »
Did you follow the link i gave you above..... i guess not

Installing    http://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB69#artTitle

Registering    http://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB71


AdrianH

  • Guest
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2014, 12:27:26 PM »
How is it difficult or puzzling ? You are given the registration screens during installation.

My 11 year old nephew can manage it ..........

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31205
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2014, 12:37:25 PM »
6, next time look at the screen when installing something.

And it never hurts to do a little reading:
https://support3.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=1370&nav=0,56,59
Quote
avast! Free Antivirus 7.x for Mac should be then installed on your system and ready to use. But it works for 30 days in trial mode after the installation. During this period you need to register to get your free license to continue to use the program and remain protected against the very latest threats.

Offline Michael (alan1998)

  • Massive Poster
  • ****
  • Posts: 2775
  • Volunteer
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2014, 12:48:35 PM »
All of the people who have posted in this thread volunteer. So treat them with respect and they'll do the same.
2) I've been using Avast! Free for over 5yrs now w/o an issue. I started setting Avast! up when I was 10. It really is not that hard if you were tp pay attention to what it says. Hence Eddy's quote.
3) Try not to get PO'd because something you find is difficult. Better to ask then to get mad.

4) And note: It is your choice, However, Symantec as a whole sucks and will probably slow your PC down. Read some of the reviews here: http://community.spiceworks.com/product/1902-symantec-endpoint-protection

What half of the reviews are 3stars or less?

First 20, 13 were submitted with a 3 star or less. (65% failed in the review)
« Last Edit: February 16, 2014, 12:53:38 PM by Michael (alan1998) »
VOLUNTEER

Senior Security Analyst; Sys Admin (Linux); Forensics/Incident Response.

Security is a mindset, not an application. Think BEFORE you click.

yufei

  • Guest
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 03:57:49 AM »
I use the free version on Mac and I've never had a problem... If you read the instructions as you install, you shouldn't be prompted to pay. Every year I have to get a new free license though.

albertoto67

  • Guest
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2014, 06:20:09 PM »
I have registered my avast! Free Antivirus for Mac. But with status that registration will expire on .... with a days remaining: 365.  :D
That means I will have to reinstall avast" every year for free...?  :o

Offline Secondmineboy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Massive Poster
  • ***
  • Posts: 3649
Re: Free? Not!
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2014, 07:48:21 PM »
you just need to reregister every year  ;)
Windows 10 1909, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD, 1366 by 768 LCD Screen, Intel Core i3 5010U Dual Core, Intel HD Graphics 5500
HUAWEI P30 Pro. Android 10