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Re: Avast Internet Security 180 day trial
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2015, 01:24:07 PM »
Most probably a custom build, neither official nor supported by Avast. See update below*
Please download Avast from our official website or from an authorized distributor's only :)
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Re: Avast Internet Security 180 day trial
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2015, 01:59:37 PM »
Most probably a custom build, neither official nor supported by Avast.
Please download Avast from our official website or from an authorized distributor's only :)
You use, "Most probably", like you are not 100% sure of the answer. Where is the list of authorized distributors?

Custom built by who? The installer is digitally signed. Are they forging certificates? How can I have 180 days of trial period with a forged certificate from a site where there is no evidence of malicious activity? I'm not arguing this, I'm just trying to understand how this is possible.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2015, 02:27:03 PM by Charyb »

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Re: Avast Internet Security 180 day trial
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2015, 02:17:24 PM »
...Where is the list of authorized distributors?
Look here: https://www.avast.com/locate-dealer

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Re: Avast Internet Security 180 day trial
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2015, 07:56:28 PM »
Most probably a custom build, neither official nor supported by Avast.
Please download Avast from our official website or from an authorized distributor's only :)
How can I have 180 days of trial period with a forged certificate from a site where there is no evidence of malicious activity? I'm not arguing this, I'm just trying to understand how this is possible.

You're right, my bad. I was under the impression that it was indeed an extended trial, but I tried it myself and the installation file is just the regular 30-days trial, the same installer as in our website.
You mention that you got the 180 days, could you please send me a copy of the file lnicense.avastlic that is at C:\ProgramData\AVAST Software\Avast?

See update below*
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Re: Avast Internet Security 180 day trial
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2015, 09:02:18 PM »
I've got an update... the 180-days trial do exist, it's an official custom build by Avast, HOWEVER neither of those websites (windowsdeal or sharewareonsale) is an official partner of Avast nor are authorized distributors.

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Re: Avast Internet Security 180 day trial
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2015, 09:25:49 PM »
I've got an update... the 180-days trial do exist, it's an official custom build by Avast, HOWEVER neither of those websites (windowsdeal or sharewareonsale) is an official partner of Avast nor are authorized distributors.
So why is this being offered all over the world and why is this only for those that have never used Avast
If anything, current paying customers should also have the opportunity to get 6 month for free. 

Can't Avast block or demand that the offer be redacted ???
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Re: Avast Internet Security 180 day trial
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2015, 05:46:35 AM »
Offers like this have been around for a long time. You just need to know where to look. Nothing shady about it.