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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #285 on: May 14, 2021, 06:12:48 AM »
I using WinXP/SP3 runnining Avast version 10.4.2233.1299 which is fully free with no payment.  There is a later version which should run on XP but it doesnt work for me.
This must be SSE2 issue. Avast 10.4.2233 is the last version which supports non-SSE2 processor.

As for registration, try online registration from Settings => Register, this worked for me last year.
You have to be online while registration process is going.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2021, 06:17:22 AM by NON »
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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #286 on: May 14, 2021, 10:26:44 AM »
From looking at https://www.avast.com/registration-free-antivirus

The key you got is stated to be for Avast 7 or older. You have Avast 10.

"If you're using Avast Free Antivirus version 7 or older, please use this universal key:"

It also states you do not need a key for other versions.

"Newer versions of Avast Free Antivirus will no longer ask you to register, and older versions will keep working even after they've "expired"."


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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #287 on: May 14, 2021, 12:39:51 PM »
@NON  @RockSteady

Thank you both for your kind advice.  It seems I am getting references to Avast versions 7 and 10 mixed up with Windows 7 and 10!  I have now restored XP from a backup system which already has my original Avast 10.1 installation that says I am registered.

This question arose because after enabling Avast, I couldn't COPY or MOVE any files although I could create and delete them.  Something has affected Window XP's copy handler. 

A few hours before I noticed this, I had enabledAvast 10.4 shields and downloaded the latest Avast virus fingerprints.  Most of the time I run XP with Avast protection disabled but I decided I would like Avast to be active. 

I only have the Real-time Shield and Web Shield components installed.

Could Avast have caused all Windows copying or moving to be blocked?  I seem to recall some settings which permitted detailed control such as this but I can't understand why this would happen to all file operations and also happen without me changing any settings.

Running WinXP Pro/SP3 on AMD Athlon 3000+ on VIA K8T800 motherboard with 3GB memory from 2004.
Currently Avast version 10.4.  Now considering version 18.8.

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Re: End of support for Windows XP/Vista
« Reply #288 on: May 14, 2021, 04:24:18 PM »
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I only have the Real-time Shield and Web Shield components installed.

Could Avast have caused all Windows copying or moving to be blocked?  I seem to recall some settings which permitted detailed control such as this but I can't understand why this would happen to all file operations and also happen without me changing any settings.

I assume it is now behaving OK. I think few on here will be using, or be familiar with, Avast v10 at its settings. Things have changed a bit since that version.