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Offline batoh

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #45 on: March 15, 2019, 10:52:18 AM »
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.

I think isn't because, I've 2 XP SP3 machines and another with Windows 7. Avast 5 works fine on Windows 7. A Windows XP machine has SSE2 and the other one haven't, and both have the proble reported. So I think SSE2 isn't the problem.
So, it's a problem with the VPS after March 11th to fail on machines before Windows 7.
With Windows XP SP3 works fine if they have not updated after that date, else after the reebot the red cross appears and Avast service does not works :(
« Last Edit: March 15, 2019, 10:55:54 AM by batoh »

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2019, 11:11:22 AM »
Can you please retest one more, with VPS 190315-00? Thank you.

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #47 on: March 15, 2019, 11:35:50 AM »
Can you please retest one more, with VPS 190315-00? Thank you.
Checked on the non-SSE2 Windows XP machine, it seems the VPS 190315-00 works fine.
I'll try on the other (SSE2 compliant) Windows XP later... 
Thank you very much.

PD: What was the problem??  :?

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #48 on: March 15, 2019, 12:54:56 PM »
Thank you for confirmation. The problem was one of the binaries (namely algo.dll) and the mistake in build servers configurations (the sse2 instructions were used because of some other and apparently unrelated option for Spectre mitigation).

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #49 on: March 15, 2019, 04:29:54 PM »
Hello Avast-Team,

it seems, it works now on my Windows 2000-PC with avast!-Free AV 8.0.1497!!!  :-* :-* :-*

I had nothing to do.

I started my PC today with the red Cross on the avast-symbol.

After a while the Online-VPS-Updates came in (190315-2) and now everything seems to be o.k.!!!

Registration till 2038 is o.k. again!!! :)

Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you very much!!! :-* :-* :-*
My oldest darling: W2k Pro SP4 & UR1 @ avast! Free Antivirus 8.0.1497 | MBAM Free | Browsers: Palemoon & K-Meleon [BOTH MODIFIED for W2k] |

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #50 on: March 15, 2019, 06:14:23 PM »
Yes, on my other Windows XP SP3 PC (SSE2 compliant) now it's working perfectly.
Booth Windows XP machines working fine with VPS 190315-02 and registered until 2038.
Thank you very much.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 12:58:31 PM by batoh »

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #51 on: March 15, 2019, 08:41:45 PM »
OK here too on a Win2k sp4 machine.  ;D Only a PIII cpu so no SSE2 here.

Started with 190315-2 on a clean Avast install. Then updated to 190315-4 and it's still working!

(Who puts that SOLVED thingy in the thread subject line? Me?)

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2019, 02:00:31 PM »
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Thank you so much!!! :-*
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No Problem, you're welcome. :-*

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2019, 02:20:30 PM »
Hello!

A summary:
Can you please retest one more, with VPS 190315-00? Thank you.
Checked on the non-SSE2 Windows XP machine, it seems the VPS 190315-00 works fine.
it seems, it works now on my Windows 2000-PC with avast!-Free AV 8.0.1497!!!  :-* :-* :-*
After a while the Online-VPS-Updates came in (190315-2) and now everything seems to be o.k.!!!
Registration till 2038 is o.k. again!!! :)
Yes, on my other Windows XP SP3 PC (SSE2 compliant) now it's working perfectly.
Booth Windows XP machines working fine with VPS 190315-02 and registered until 2018.
OK here too on a Win2k sp4 machine.  ;D Only a PIII cpu so no SSE2 here.
Started with 190315-2 on a clean Avast install. Then updated to 190315-4 and it's still working!

In everyone's interest, I want to declare a big THANK YOU to Avast (service and development) team!
It wasn't a given that support for "old" software versions or operating systems is assured by companies.
Such cases are superb examples for service-oriented enterprises.
Keep it up! 8)

Best regards from Austria!
INGBEAN
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 #55 on: March 16, 2019, 03:40:57 PM »
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In everyone's interest, I want to declare a big THANK YOU to Avast (service and development) team!
It wasn't a given that support for "old" software versions or operating systems is assured by companies.
Such cases are superb examples for service-oriented enterprises.
Keep it up! 8)

+1 :) :) :)

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2019, 09:14:30 PM »

Yes, thanks to Avast for continuing to help the legacy OS users!

Theoretically, Avast 8.0.1506 and above is supported.  I was kinda surprised how many Avast8 users chimed-in when the update system went buggy.

BTW,  the fix worked for Avast5 and Avast7 also.  These I still use with some builds on my Win2K Pentium 3 machine as they tend to use the OS resources less:  Every bit helps when the machine is 550Mhz and limited to 256MB RAM

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Re: Avast free registration key for older versions has a problem!!!
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2019, 06:03:19 AM »
BTW,  the fix worked for Avast5 and Avast7 also.  These I still use with some builds on my Win2K Pentium 3 machine as they tend to use the OS resources less:  Every bit helps when the machine is 550Mhz and limited to 256MB RAM

Ouch! And I thought I was hurting running w2k at 800 Mhz with 512MB RAM.  ;D