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Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« on: July 29, 2021, 05:37:39 PM »
Hello!  I am currently running Avast Free AV v18.8.2356 on Windows XP. 

I have been getting notifications for a week now about the expiring license.  I keep selecting the option to renew the free license but nothing happens, and I get the same notification again and again.  Now the license has EXPIRED and it still will not let me renew it.

Can anyone help me please?  THANK YOU!

PS: Please no comments on still running XP, I know the deal...

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2021, 05:56:46 PM »
This shouldn't happen.  I had a similar issue with Avast free 21.5 with Windows 10.  Eventually, AFTER taking the precaution of first backing up the settings to be able to restore them after reinstallation, I uninstalled and reinstalled it.  This set things back to normal.
Windows XP Pro SP3, Avast Free 10.4.2233, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Comodo Memory Guardian 2.0.4.20
Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Avast Free 21.9.2494, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware
Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Avast Free 21.9.2494, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware
Windows 10 Pro x64, Avast Free 21.9.2494, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2021, 07:10:40 PM »
Hi!

Info of Asyn at 20210208:

"Info of Product-Manager: We removed it as expiration of FREE doesn't make sence. It, in fact, never expires as it's free."

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2021, 01:16:31 AM »
This shouldn't happen.  I had a similar issue with Avast free 21.5 with Windows 10.  Eventually, AFTER taking the precaution of first backing up the settings to be able to restore them after reinstallation, I uninstalled and reinstalled it.  This set things back to normal.

No, it should NOT happen, but it is.  I may try reinstalling, but was hoping for someone from Avast to offer assistance.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2021, 01:17:35 AM »
Hi!

Info of Asyn at 20210208:

"Info of Product-Manager: We removed it as expiration of FREE doesn't make sence. It, in fact, never expires as it's free."

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No, it does not make sense.  It shows EXPIRED, and indicates that there is NO protection being offered.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2021, 11:21:04 AM »
Did you try to register the Free?
 ;)
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2021, 12:00:05 PM »
It shows EXPIRED, and indicates that there is NO protection being offered.
Easy test, click here: http://web-shield-test.avast.com/
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.11.6787.IBC [UI.681] - EEK - Firefox ESR 91.3 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.3.2
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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2021, 04:30:44 PM »
Did you try to register the Free?
 ;)
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How does one register the free version?

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2021, 04:31:37 PM »
It shows EXPIRED, and indicates that there is NO protection being offered.
Easy test, click here: http://web-shield-test.avast.com/

Avast stopped me my accessing that site.  That being said, received a pop up this morning when I started the PC telling me that Avast was not working, etc.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2021, 04:38:35 PM »
Did you try to register the Free?
 ;)
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How does one register the free version?
All the years you had to until they removed it. Did you test the link of Asyn?

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2021, 05:43:08 PM »
Did you try to register the Free?
 ;)
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How does one register the free version?
All the years you had to until they removed it. Did you test the link of Asyn?

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Yes, I tested the link and it BLOCKED me from accessing the site.  I also downloaded the EICAR test file and it alerted me to the "virus" contained in the file.  It seems that the program is indeed working, even though it says that it is not.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2021, 06:01:43 PM »
Did you try to register the Free?
 ;)
=Snake=

How does one register the free version?
All the years you had to until they removed it. Did you test the link of Asyn?

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Yes, I tested the link and it BLOCKED me from accessing the site.  I also downloaded the EICAR test file and it alerted me to the "virus" contained in the file.  It seems that the program is indeed working, even though it says that it is not.

Rightclick on Avast-Icon, choose 'Update search-module & virus-database'. Actual version should be 210730-2. Click on OK and close that window. If possible, send a screenshot.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2021, 06:06:50 PM »
Did you try to register the Free?
 ;)
=Snake=

How does one register the free version?
All the years you had to until they removed it. Did you test the link of Asyn?

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Yes, I tested the link and it BLOCKED me from accessing the site.  I also downloaded the EICAR test file and it alerted me to the "virus" contained in the file.  It seems that the program is indeed working, even though it says that it is not.

Rightclick on Avast-Icon, choose 'Update search-module & virus-database'. Actual version should be 210730-2. Click on OK and close that window. If possible, send a screenshot.

=Snake=

It is showing a current date for the virus definitions. 

Therefore, it seems to be working fine, even though it says that it is not.  How annoying.  Thanks for the assistance.

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Re: Avast Free Antivirus for XP
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2021, 06:26:00 PM »
Did you try to register the Free?
 ;)
=Snake=

How does one register the free version?
All the years you had to until they removed it. Did you test the link of Asyn?

.

Yes, I tested the link and it BLOCKED me from accessing the site.  I also downloaded the EICAR test file and it alerted me to the "virus" contained in the file.  It seems that the program is indeed working, even though it says that it is not.

Rightclick on Avast-Icon, choose 'Update search-module & virus-database'. Actual version should be 210730-2. Click on OK and close that window. If possible, send a screenshot.

=Snake=

It is showing a current date for the virus definitions. 

Therefore, it seems to be working fine, even though it says that it is not.  How annoying.  Thanks for the assistance.

You're welcome.

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