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Offline Hùng2

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How to downgrade to Avast Free Antivirus
« on: August 20, 2021, 04:29:19 PM »
I am using Avast Premium Security at the moment and it will be soon expire at the end of this month. Could somebody tell me how to downgrade to Avast Free Antivirus without re-install, please? In the past, I could easily do that by entering the Avast Free Antivirus registration code, but it no longer works.

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Re: How to downgrade to Avast Free Antivirus
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2021, 05:04:26 PM »
Hi,
You will need to start the premium uninstallation process.
You will be offered 2 options:
1) Change to the free version
2) Uninstall the software.
choose 1)

https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=293811.msg1642254#msg1642254

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Re: How to downgrade to Avast Free Antivirus
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2021, 05:11:07 PM »
Unfortunately, I don't see any option when I click to choose Uninstall.

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Re: How to downgrade to Avast Free Antivirus
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 08:00:15 PM »
Unfortunately, I don't see any option when I click to choose Uninstall.

Where did you look ?

It should be in the Control Panel > Programs and Features, Uninstall.
When uninstalling it should offer installation of Avast Free.

A point to note if you have an ongoing automatic subscription renewal you would need to cancel that or payment would be taken close to renewal.
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Re: How to downgrade to Avast Free Antivirus
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2021, 08:37:07 PM »
Unfortunately, I don't see any option when I click to choose Uninstall.
The options only appear once you have started the uninstall procedure (but not before)

....and it will be soon expire at the end of this month. .....

You can try it when avast informs you that the subscription has expired as on the topic I quoted above
« Last Edit: August 20, 2021, 08:40:08 PM by chris.. »

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Re: How to downgrade to Avast Free Antivirus
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2021, 07:06:23 AM »
Thank you very much for your support. I have successfully downgraded to Free Version.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2021, 09:17:33 AM by Hùng2 »