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Offline jaroslav.nix

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2019, 04:56:10 PM »
Honestly, I don't know whether we (as avast) have such an old product available on our web pages somewhere, but we definitely have some older builds on internal storage. I can't share those, but I will try to ask some other guys for help and let you know.
Is there please a reason why you can't use some newer version, e.g. latest build Avast 19.3. or latest "XP compatible" Avast 18.8?

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2019, 04:58:03 PM »
Btw, some older version of business editions are available (on the bottom of page): https://www.avast.com/cs-cz/download-software

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2019, 05:24:18 PM »
I tried it with ALL THESE versions, downloaded from avast.com when released.
https://mega.nz/#F!cU0ixA4a!mfJYgYLkNAji2GbLrXvu0Q
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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2019, 05:54:39 PM »
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Is there please a reason why you can't use some newer version, e.g. latest build Avast 19.3. or latest "XP compatible" Avast 18.8?

Windows 2000: Last Version for this OS was avast Free Version 8 !
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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2019, 05:56:18 PM »
Honestly, I don't know whether we (as avast) have such an old product available on our web pages somewhere, but we definitely have some older builds on internal storage. I can't share those, but I will try to ask some other guys for help and let you know.
Is there please a reason why you can't use some newer version, e.g. latest build Avast 19.3. or latest "XP compatible" Avast 18.8?

Because the LAST NOT SSE2 compatible version is 10.4.2233.1299, and i haven't it  :(

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2019, 06:15:27 PM »
Thank you guys, yes, non-see processors and win2k is expected and valid reason.

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2019, 07:05:46 PM »
I try today once again on my Windows 2000-PC without success!!! (avast! Free AV 8.0.1497)

My steps:

1.
I restore my system to the date of January 11th 2019 with the VPS-Defnitions from this day
=> Wonderful, NO red Cross and avast! Antivirus-Service is started!!!

2.
AUTOMATIC VPS-Updates came in, Version 190314-2
=> Wonderful, NO red Cross and avast! Antivirus-Service is started!!!

3.
Reboot/Restart my system
=> SH*T!!! - RED CROSS APPEARS and avast! Antivirus-Service is NOT STARTED!!!

VPS-Updates till 190314-2 don't fix the problem!!!

Something happens during/after the Reboot, that stopps the avast! Antivirus-Service!!!
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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2019, 08:44:42 PM »
Thank you guys for all the information you provides. We probably find the source of the issue, it's (very probably) connected to sse2 instructions, we do work on a fix and hope to have it ready for release tomorrow. I am sorry for the delay and once more thank you all for the help.

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2019, 09:59:47 PM »
Would it help if I posted the Setup.log files? Both right after a clean install and right after a vpsupd.exe that causes the problem? There are definitely error messages in Setup.log once a problematic update is done.

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2019, 11:00:54 PM »
please can you post download links to different avast Free 8 versions for the case, that the actually installed versions doesn't work with your solution?!
For example, I haven't the setup-file of my avast Free V.8.0.1497, but I don't want to download it from "unknown"/unsecure websites...

Hello =SKY=!

You can download avast! Free V.8.0.1497 from http://orbitaldownloads.com/download/4460c6e048ef955c9cdf19458aff98a8/ (is OK, I have tested and compared binary file with my original installer from 2013).

MD5 Hash can be found on http://orbitaldownloads.com/avast-antivirus_8.0.1497/info/ page.
And file size is 131.918.888 bytes.

By the way: my "Notebook C" (Win 7 Pro SP1, see signature) is working fine (VPS 190313-4).
Just to be on the safe side, now I have set updates to "manual" temporarily.
It seems that only "old" OS (XP and Win 2000) are affected -> currently I don't find a Vista feedback.

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Notebook A: DELL Inspiron 8000 | Pentium III (800 MHz) | 512 MB RAM | Win 2000 Pro (SP4+UR1) | avast! Free V7.0.1474
Notebook B: MAXDATA Pro 700T | Pentium III (800 MHz) | 256 MB RAM | Win 2000 Pro (SP4+UR1) | avast! Free V8.0.1497
Notebook: DELL LATITUDE E6530 | i7-3540M (3 GHz) | 4 GB RAM | Win 7 Pro (SP1, 64bit) | avast! Free V8.0.1497

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2019, 11:46:37 PM »
@INGBEAN

Thank you so much!!! :-*
(mein Seelenverwandter  ;))

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2019, 03:37:12 AM »

This problem still persists as of the 19031404 vpsupd

I use Win2K and v8.0.1506

This was on 3/14 :

I tried the 3/10 vpsupd followed by online update.  After the 3/10 vpsupd, everything was fine.  After the online update it seemed sorta OK. (Actually, after the update I noticed AvastSvc was running more than it should).  Then on reboot, Avast wouldn't start, online update info reported 'unknown' 

I restored a backup build.  Then I tried the 3/14 vpsupd directly.   Seemed fine until the reboot, then Avast wouldn't start, online update info reported 'unknown'

Vpsupd is important for Win2K because I've noticed if you haven't done an online update for a while, it will fail with a 'not enough storage' error.   Then your only option is vpsupd, or a clean install. 

I also use Avast5 and Avast7 on some of my Win2K builds.  Updates failed here too.



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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2019, 10:03:59 AM »
Quote from: Diehard Win98
Vpsupd is important for Win2K because I've noticed if you haven't done an online update for a while, it will fail with a 'not enough storage' error.   Then your only option is vpsupd, or a clean install. 

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2019, 10:40:00 AM »
The second issue with sse2 instructions should be also fixed now, please try to update VPS to version 190315-00 and let us know, thank you.