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Offline LorenzoBS

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Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« on: August 03, 2017, 05:06:03 PM »
Hello out there,
I'm trying to renew my free private-use registration on an old home computer (running Win XP) that is still working; that computer ONLY works offline (i.e., no Internet connection).
I am not finding the path to get a new license key #.
My last license key # (valid till last week) was: C82849314H1200A0618-S75V3Z93
Please can you help?
Best regards,
Lorenzo

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 06:53:18 PM »
@Pondus:

Thank you indeed!

I saw the page you linked states "older versions will keep working even after they've expired".

Then I have also updated virus definitions (by downloading the applicable file that runs offline) and the update seems to have succeeded.

YET, the protections are marked as "interrupted" and the Avast interface says "not protected", seemingly because my license key has just expired.

Consider that my Avast version running on that computer is 8.0.1489. ... a tough issue, isn't it?

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 05:47:39 AM »
Update to the latest version (17.5.2303): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=205786.0
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 03:20:23 PM »
If your system is clean and, it never goes on-line, why do you need an AV ???

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 08:20:49 PM »
@Asyn:
Thanks, I don't know if that computer will support that version considering that  is runs on Windows XP, however you're right and probably an upgrade will be the sole solution - in fact this issue doesn't seem to be solvable and Avast's total silence about it would seem to confirm so.

@bob3160:
Sharp question indeed - yet, you may never know which threat hides in any USB key or SD or CD/DVD you exchanged with a friend or work fellow or partner.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 08:31:02 PM »
@Asyn:
Thanks, I don't know if that computer will support that version considering that  is runs on Windows XP, however you're right and probably an upgrade will be the sole solution - in fact this issue doesn't seem to be solvable and Avast's total silence about it would seem to confirm so.

@bob3160:
Sharp question indeed - yet, you may never know which threat hides in any USB key or SD or CD/DVD you exchanged with a friend or work fellow or partner.
Install McShield : http://www.mcshield.net/
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2017, 09:50:19 PM »

@bob3160
Thanks, I didn't know it at all. I'll try it.
Best ;-)
Lorenzo

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 09:58:52 PM »

@bob3160
Thanks, I didn't know it at all. I'll try it.
Best ;-)
Lorenzo
Especially good for you since it's technology doesn't require an online connection to do it's job. :)
Enjoy.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2017, 06:19:08 AM »
@Asyn:
Thanks, I don't know if that computer will support that version considering that  is runs on Windows XP, however you're right and probably an upgrade will be the sole solution - in fact this issue doesn't seem to be solvable and Avast's total silence about it would seem to confirm so.
The latest version works if you have SP3 and your CPU supports SSE2.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2017, 02:50:01 PM »
@Asyn
Thank you, unfortunately it doesn't work, I don't actually know if my CPU supports SSE2 or not, however this is what happens:
[doesn't view my image]
As a note, I tried this on two different computers with similar characteristics, and it just gives the same.
In the end, I'm afraid I will have to abandon Avast. Pretty sadly indeed, as I had been with it (and also promoting it to my friends!) for some like 10 years.
Thank you anyway

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2017, 03:04:36 PM »
You can try this little analysis tool, CPU-Z from http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html, that will show if your CPU supports SSE2.

See attached image example of my CPU.
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2017, 04:19:52 PM »
@Asyn
Thank you, unfortunately it doesn't work, I don't actually know if my CPU supports SSE2 or not, however this is what happens:
[doesn't view my image]
As a note, I tried this on two different computers with similar characteristics, and it just gives the same.
In the end, I'm afraid I will have to abandon Avast. Pretty sadly indeed, as I had been with it (and also promoting it to my friends!) for some like 10 years.
Thank you anyway
Run the tool Dave suggested.
Note: You can get the latest non SSE2 version (from Bob) here: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=164936.msg1322691#msg1322691
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2017, 06:39:53 PM »

@DavidR
@Asyn
Thank you so much for your care!
I have in fact tried CPU-Z and here is what it says (let's see if I manage to attach the picture this time...)
I have now also attached the picture showing what happens with the Avast installation.
So as I can see, there has to be something wrong with the installer: I looked up the error report and it seems plain to me that the installer is attempting to launch an Internet connection to send some statistics, yet I am using the offline installer so I don't see why.
Thank you anyway!
Lorenzo

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Meanwhile (as I had uninstalled my existing version of Avast thinking I would update it) I have installed MCShield.


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Re: Avast Free Antivirus - Offline Registration (License Number)
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2017, 06:44:17 PM »
So as I can see, there has to be something wrong with the installer: I looked up the error report and it seems plain to me that the installer is attempting to launch an Internet connection to send some statistics, yet I am using the offline installer so I don't see why.
Hi Lorenzo,

Offline installation is officially no longer supported on Vista and XP because new CEF (only one bundled in offline installer because of size) is not supported there and the online installer will download the correct CEF version.
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