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Where to renew Avast license?
« on: December 14, 2018, 09:08:14 PM »
Hello,

I'm helping a family member for more than 10 years now. Sometimes we had to renew the license for Avast. She just told me that Avast asks for a new license again so I thought I just had to renew again. The application indeed says that the license ('Avast Free Antivirus') will expire in 9 days. I do not wish to buy a license, but keep using the free version. I tried creating an account for her but that did not help. I just cannot find a place to renew the free license. She has the latest available version that is available at this moment.

What am I missing here?

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Re: Where to renew Avast license?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 09:49:15 PM »
Things have changed in the registration department of avast free, you aren't meant to need to register.  But avast are making a right pigs ear of it, considering they say you don't need to register.

By all accounts when it does expire, you are still covered and protected and after ten days it should just renew, a pigs ear or a dog's breakfast, but certainly not a simple registration required.

The main UI interface should change from showing Upgrade to display Activate.  That can throw up a confusing screen to select what protection level you want.  But that page looks like the only active button is to upgrade, to the left of the screen it should have stick with the free version.

You can also try the Menu option (top right) of the main UI screen and then My Licenses (see attached image1) and that should lead to 'Licenses on this PC' (see attached image2) this will show your license info, in this case still active, but I'm hoping that you will be able to activate/renew from there.
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