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Offline Celia29

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Avast Home Free for Schools
« on: February 14, 2021, 12:59:16 AM »
hi, I was wondering if I could install Avast home free security on my school, I'm a student but I have the permission of my teacher, it's said that avast home security should only be used for non-commercial usage, so I want to let clear that I'm talking about a government school, which is well, free, from the gov, I have fear that some "smarty-pants" students may install viruses on the machines to steal data or destroy them (which happened on the past), so I wanted to install some AV at it and I got permission from my teacher to do so, the problem is, the only av that I trust and know, atm, is Avast, but the school is from the gov and I don't think theyre going to buy it, first because the govern barely cares much about cybersecurity and what happens with the students' pcs and Avast home edition is for "non-commercial use", the school is free and not commercial, so I thought it's ok to do so, the problem resides in its name "Avast home edition", the final question is, could I install it on my school, to make everyone safe? It's not for commercial purposes, it's a government public school with good computers that I wouldn't like to lose, since we do our programming classes there.

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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 01:09:24 AM »
If you use Win10 you already have antivirus   https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/comprehensive-security



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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 01:26:18 AM »
windows seven.

Offline strakl

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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 02:13:40 PM »
on win7 you also have microsoft security essentials, but if you really do want to get avast and can't get your school to pay it just use the free version anyways.

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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 09:38:23 PM »
The problem is, I like avast and I don't to feel bad if it isn't allowed, that's why I asked that here;  :)
But thanks btw! I hope it is allowed since the school is public and free, so I think that it doesn't counts as commercial-usage;  :D

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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2021, 02:03:22 AM »
The only limitation at this case is just cant use it at school servers (in fact cant use home edition at any Windows Server). Use only at studient devices

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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 09:31:22 AM »
I'm afraid you cannot.

EULA: https://www.avast.com/eula

EULA 2.1.2: "In the case of all other Solutions, including Avast Free Antivirus, AVG Free Antivirus, CCleaner Free and all other Solutions for which you are not required to pay a subscription fee or other price either to obtain the Solution or to continue using the Solution after a trial period (each, a “Consumer Solution”), by a natural person, or members of his household for personal, noncommercial purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, no Consumer Solution is provided or licensed for use by any: (i) natural person for commercial purposes; or (ii) business, company, government entity, non-governmental organization or other not-for-profit entity, or educational institution ."

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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2022, 04:02:42 PM »
Interesting as according to the avast website, it IS free for schools on a basic level.

https://www.avast.com/en-us/education#terms-and-conditions

and wow... the captia is not legible....

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http://files.avast.com/files/marketing/materials/datasheets/en/avast_free_for_education.pdf
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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2022, 04:15:51 PM »
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Interesting as according to the avast website, it IS free for schools on a basic level.

https://www.avast.com/en-us/education#terms-and-conditions

This link is for Avast Business, not for Avast Free Antivirus. Avast Business has a special discount for EDU, but it's not FREE.

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also
http://files.avast.com/files/marketing/materials/datasheets/en/avast_free_for_education.pdf

This is an older (2012) promotion (not available in all countries) with Avast Endpoint Protection Suite, a dislisted product.

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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2022, 04:33:23 PM »
and wow... the captia is not legible....
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Re: Avast Home Free for Schools
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2022, 10:24:36 PM »
Avast free for EDU ended many years ago.
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