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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2017, 04:14:19 PM »
I added this latest popup since it wasn't used when I produced the video.
The firewall popup and many of the other things Avast uses to try to entice you
to purchase a paid product are covered in the video itself. :)  https://youtu.be/qMSY2FQ4gQ0
As I run across new 'upgrade enticements', I'll add them to this thread.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2017, 05:00:12 PM »
This was so painful to watch...
Why ???
Because it's mind boggling how much click bait is there now. Doubly so for someone like me, who still remembers the good old days [I started using avast when it still had the blue beacon (yep, beacon, not a ball) as its tray icon] where the free version was really free.

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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2017, 05:14:45 PM »
Avast Free is still free and still does an excellent job of keeping your system safe.
It was free when I started using it in 2003 and is still free now. Just don't be click happy. :)
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2017, 11:58:03 PM »
Here is another popup to bypass and stay with the FREE version:


If you feel that the added protection against Ransomware is worth the price,
then click on Activate to start the update process to the paid version that offers
this added protection.

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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2017, 03:10:50 PM »
This toaster popup tries to entice you to purchase the Avast Clean Up product.

Avast Clean Up isn't free. If you want it, then select this reminder and purchase
the product. If you don't want to spend any money, simply close the popup or,
wait a few seconds and watch it fade away. :)
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2017, 07:30:30 PM »
This was so painful to watch...
Why ???
Because it's mind boggling how much click bait is there now. Doubly so for someone like me, who still remembers the good old days [I started using avast when it still had the blue beacon (yep, beacon, not a ball) as its tray icon] where the free version was really free.

Yes, I did prefer Avast when it was simple and did its job of keeping nasties of your computer.
Now it is trying to be a jack of all trades.  I just wish it would stick to doing this and not try to do all the other things.
Jeeze!  I am now starting to sound like Kennedy!  :P
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2017, 12:25:54 PM »
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2017, 10:55:03 AM »
at the beginning I didn't understand this whole thread. Now when I've read the whole thing it seems to me that installing Avast is a complicated kind of adventure game.
And it's not a tool to advise to friends ...  :(

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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2017, 11:44:04 AM »
at the beginning I didn't understand this whole thread. Now when I've read the whole thing it seems to me that installing Avast is a complicated kind of adventure game.
And it's not a tool to advise to friends ...  :(
Strange way to look at it. I've been happy since 2003 to have it's protection and still thank Avast today for making this
complicated world safer and watching my back while cruising the internet.
All I've done in this video is make it a bit easier to avoid those things that will turn the free protection offered
into a paid version. Avast is still the program I advise my friends to install. I just tell them to read
before clicking on things if they want to stay with the free version. :)
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2017, 05:46:47 PM »
Ok Bob, delivering a video as work-around is nice from you. But I find it very strange from a company when they multiple try to lead people from the free version to some extras which have to be paid.


They may add a note for extras but should not push people this way.

Yes, they make money with the extras, but they also have benefist from the much larger free users which deliver most of the malware reports ...

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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #25 on: August 23, 2017, 07:31:49 PM »
Since Avast is not a nonprofit Co, and those that work for Avast, would like to see a paycheck, trying to get people to pay for the program. is probably a good idea


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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2017, 12:22:09 PM »

When you select the Activate button, you'll be redirected
and requested to purchase a paid version of Avast.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2017, 01:15:00 AM »
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2017, 12:59:40 PM »
This morning after the computer booted up (XP PRO SP3) Avast put a huge box on the screen trying to get users to
buy the premium products. Those of us who are on the Free version, it is because this is what we want or do not see
a need for Premium features. We do not need this type of Intrusive ad taking up the computer screen.
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Re: Keeping Avast Free - FREE
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2017, 07:00:37 PM »
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