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Offline Sean211

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Dear Customers,

In the world of cybersecurity and malware, what was cutting-edge yesterday is old hat tomorrow, which is why we never rest. We’re focused on staying ahead of the bad guys. We issue updates, upgrades, and patches regularly to keep you fully protected by the best there is. Our latest update in business security is a major one — we are phasing out Avast for Business Basic Antivirus and Endpoint Protection/Premium products.

As of October 15, 2018, Avast will no longer provide license renewals, sales support, product development, technical support, or virus signature updates for these products. Our Basic Antivirus users will need to upgrade to one of the following Avast Business products to continue to receive ongoing security updates beyond that date: Avast Business Antivirus, Avast Business Antivirus Pro, or Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus.

Our loyal Avast for Business customers are eligible for a substantial savings on their upgrade, some up to 50% off and some even free of charge.

You can find more at our official blog announcement.

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me on this thread.

Regards,

Sean
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 09:17:29 AM by Sean.G »

Offline martin359

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So.. what happened with the Free Forever promise?

Offline Albrecht6

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Good Question: what happened with the Free Forever promise?

Offline Asyn

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Hi, in IT "lifetime" is usually related to the product (not your lifetime).
As AFB Basic was/is offered for free until its EOL, I'd say promise kept.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast Premier 18.6.2348.B6 - CC 5.44 - MCS - EEK - FF ESR 52.9 [NS5/AOS/uBO] - TB 52.9.1 [EM] - ACP/ASB/ASL.BC
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523

Offline martin359

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EOL in 2 years? You are joking right? NON of Avast products live 2 years only.

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1471749-3-reasons-to-use-avast-for-business-at-your-business.

Anyways, this feels like a nice and straight forward stab in the back.

Besides this free account, I also have a paid account which I'll move elsewhere.

Avast, once my favorite, just made it to bottom of my list.

Offline IT44

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Good Question: what happened with the Free Forever promise?

The broke the promise, maybe is time we broke the relationship as well

Offline Chuck36

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Free forever?  Apparently it was just a bunch of useless marketing Hooey.

I'm migrating my Business users to another product.  Not Avast.

You've damaged your reputation with this move.  How can you be trusted after this?

Offline JD15

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I have it on a lot of computers too. It will be removed and something else purchased in its place. I refuse to be tricked and forced into a program.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2018, 04:47:15 PM by JD15 »

Offline Jakub56

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Bye Avast. No need for bloatware, plus your business strategy is rather disgusting lately (that includes the CCleaner fiasco).