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Offline DavidR

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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2015, 10:51:40 PM »
The XP SP3 requirement is a relatively new situation (so that XP can scan HTTPS web pages) as it came in the avast 2015 version 2015.10.3.2223 and was further modified in 2015.10.4.2233. Which presumably were trying to install.

So the version before that 2015.10.2.2218 would be the earliest version you could use with XP SP2 without the HTTPS scanning function incorporated. https://www.avast.com/release-history

Unfortunately the method used to be able to do that didn't work in XP SP2, but they have managed to be able to do it with XP SP3 in avast 10.4.2233.
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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #16 on: October 21, 2015, 09:28:25 PM »
 Yesterday, October 20, 2015 I looked at information about Avast Minimum System Requirements on the official website Avast.com.
 

To given the importance of the brand Avast.com, for me the data presented above  unconditionally should be accurate.
           The mentioned Avast Minimum System Requirements
with my Windows XP / SP2, 32 -bits, 512 MB of RAM and 15GB of free space on the hard disk
           my computer meets that criteria.
I visited also Avast.com store and got a notice that my computer is compatible for their products.

 I was on 16 October 2015 a registered user of Avast Antivirus when
it stopped working.

On my account was  illogical  notice that my license has expired. Since 2010 I've always used the only free version.


Thank you guys who have tried to help,

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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2015, 10:36:56 PM »
Yes it should be correct, but personally I feel that Minimum Requirements are way out of date as 512MB of RAM for XP is overly optimistic.

Even without avast 512MB of RAM on XP is a bottle neck and you are going to be switching data out of memory into the pagefile.sys and back. This is going to show as general hard disk thrashing and sluggishness, bring that up to 1GB or better 2GB of RAM and you are going to see noticeable system performance improvements.

So I always take system minimum requirements with a pinch of salt, but as far as OS limitations, that should be correct.

What I can't get over is how you were allowed to install the latest version on XP SP2, the reason I say this as in the beta testing done before they were actually testing different beta builds which should have been declined if on XP SP2.
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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2015, 04:16:52 PM »
Now I am using Avast Beta 2016.
I think that works but to my Avast account  can not reach.
Can someone help?
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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2015, 05:31:15 PM »
Now I am using Avast Beta 2016.
I think that works but to my Avast account  can not reach.
Can someone help?
Prikobrig

If you are trying to reach it via the avastUI - try connecting via your browser as this seems to be an avastUI issue.
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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2015, 11:59:39 AM »
 
Via my browser I get this message, same as with Avast Free 2015.
I've always just used Avast Free version.
 :(
How to access to my account?

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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2015, 04:10:34 PM »
What message exactly ?
You are displaying the account information for a device, so you have connected to my.avast.com.

You say you are using the beta version, but I can't replicate the information in the image you posted.

That said I don't see why it is displaying the License Information part.

But the problem is if you are still on XP SP2 you are likely to have issues with the latest builds are has been said and I have no way to get round that.

The only real option is going back to an older version but you say you have tried that and it failed. I'm sorry but I'm out of ideas,
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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2015, 06:57:29 PM »
Hello DavidR,
Would be helpful to turn off my Avast Free Account through pages My .AVAST, and open new one for Avast Beta 2016?
I am haunted by one thought:
- I am not an advanced PC users and my OS WXP / SP2 and Avast free antivirus software installed for me paid person.
The problem with avast that my PC froze appeared the 16 of October. One day before I met the said person.
I'm troubled by this coincidence, is it possible malicious actions of such a person?
thank you
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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2015, 07:07:41 PM »
I honestly don't know what to suggest, as far as I'm aware avast 2016 (beta or regular release) requires SP3.

Until you resolve that issue I believe you are going to experience problems with trying to install avast or experience problems whilst running it if you get it installed.
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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2015, 02:16:31 PM »
You may be right, my control panel tell me that now I use Avast Software version 10.04.2233.
Is that a Avast 2016 Beta?
Thanks for the reply

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Re: About long use Avast free
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2015, 02:25:28 PM »