Author Topic: Auto Updating of FREE older version using "Universal Key".....NOT WORKING  (Read 727 times)

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Offline Radioman

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Hi All
       I have been using an older version (6.0.1506) of Avast for several years now.....simply because I like it....a lot. A while back...maybe a year or so, I read that I could continue using "older versions" on Windows 7 (this computer) by using a "universal key". I used the "key" and the program has been working perfectly. Lately however, two things have been happening.....I noticed that I am NOT receiving updates as indicated by the green pop-up window and the "voice" announcement...... instead after the machine boots I get a red pop up window that says the definitions need to be updated but in reality the program shows that I am using the current version. When I select "update" everything on the program turns green.....BUT on re-boot the same thing happens again. I tried uninstalling the program followed by re-install and the same thing happens.....except that after re-install BOTH windows will come up together (just once)....the green one WITH the announcement AND the RED one asking for updating the definitions.

       I tried the latest free version and it installs with no problem....I WOULD PREFER, HOWEVER, TO CONTINUE USING MY OLDER VERSION.....I simply like it better. This is not a computer issue as this machine is working perfectly and always has. If anyone has an explanation I would GREATLY appreciate a reply. The "universal key" is
W11332244H9900A0420-8MRTR8W5.

                                                                              Thanks in advance for all advice,  Radioman

                                               


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Offline Radioman

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Thank you for the quick reply......that certainly answers my question. :)

                                                                                    thanks, Radioman

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You're welcome.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.10.2441.Beta4 [UI.584] - CC 5.74 - EEK - FF ESR 78.5 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 78.5.1 - SB/CP/SL/DU.B
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