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Avast Free - Download Corrupted
« on: April 03, 2008, 02:30:08 PM »
Hi :)

I've been trying to download Avast Free to get an idea of how the software feels/performs, but every time I download it I cannot install because Windows claims that the file is corrupted.

Is there a problem with the download?  This seems to have been going on for quite some time now.

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Re: Avast Free - Download Corrupted
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 02:37:53 PM »
Where are you downloading from ?

Are you using a download manager ?

I don't know what you mean that this has been going on for a long time ?
Yes over the years there will be people who experience a problem, but they are most certainly in the minority or the forums would be full of it, I have been on the forums for almost 4 years and I don't see this.

Are you trying,to download and install in one go, rather than save to HDD and install off-line ?
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Re: Avast Free - Download Corrupted
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 03:07:50 PM »
Downloading from the download link on the main site (I think this redirects to CNet).

Not using a download manager.

Saving to Desktop and then running seperately from there.

I've been having this problem for about a week or so.


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Re: Avast Free - Download Corrupted
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 03:09:20 PM »
Please try downloading directly from our site.
http://files.avast.com/iavs4pro/setupeng.exe

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Re: Avast Free - Download Corrupted
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 03:13:29 PM »
Ok, update:

A colleague has just downloaded the same file for me that I've previously been trying to download.  I've tried installing that and everything worked fine.

I'm guessing that the original download I did was somehow corrupted and that this corrupted download was then cached by Windows XP and so it didn't actually properly download the new file.

Everything seems ok now - I'm guessing this was all PICNIC [1] :D

Thanks for the help :)






[1]PICNIC = Problem In Chair Not In Computer

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Re: Avast Free - Download Corrupted
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 03:15:35 PM »
Downloading from the download link on the main site (I think this redirects to CNet).
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Cnet can get very busy at times, so I don't know if that might have an effect, packet loss, etc.

Glad that you have it resolved now.

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