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Offline Heironymus

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Expired/invalid License?......NOT
« on: February 17, 2009, 12:39:28 AM »
For the third time, and the second time in 6 weeks,  I got a message on my screen which says that my Avast license is expired or invalid.
I purchased a three year license about 14 months ago and my current "invalid/expired" license was sent to me in early January '09.
I'm really getting sick of this.  Why can't ALWIL provide licenses that last? grrrr! >:(



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Re: Expired/invalid License?......NOT
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 03:07:46 PM »
For the third time, and the second time in 6 weeks,  I got a message on my screen which says that my Avast license is expired or invalid.
I purchased a three year license about 14 months ago and my current "invalid/expired" license was sent to me in early January '09.
I'm really getting sick of this.  Why can't ALWIL provide licenses that last? grrrr! >:(

Hallo,
this is really strange. All the licensing stuff is based on seconds-since-epoch stamping, and thus, i can't imagine mechanism, responsible for similar flaw. maybe your machine, time-from-time, has got incorrect system time?

have a look into the license - there are human readable time-stamps, thus just verify, that it's really 3y license - if not, contact our support.

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pc
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 06:42:08 PM »
Sorry, error.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 06:51:30 PM by Heironymus »

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Re: Expired/invalid License?......NOT
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 06:49:48 PM »
For the third time, and the second time in 6 weeks,  I got a message on my screen which says that my Avast license is expired or invalid.
I purchased a three year license about 14 months ago and my current "invalid/expired" license was sent to me in early January '09.
I'm really getting sick of this.  Why can't ALWIL provide licenses that last? grrrr! >:(

Hallo,
this is really strange. All the licensing stuff is based on seconds-since-epoch stamping, and thus, i can't imagine mechanism, responsible for similar flaw. maybe your machine, time-from-time, has got incorrect system time?

have a look into the license - there are human readable time-stamps, thus just verify, that it's really 3y license - if not, contact our support.

regards,
pc



My system time is currently spot on; and I've never noticed an incorrect time readout in all the months that I've owned my current Mac.

I guess that it's possible that my Mac has some glitch in it that causes my Avast license to become corrupted.  But what that glitch might be is a mystery. I haven't got a clue.

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Re: Expired/invalid License?......NOT
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2009, 01:12:07 AM »
Well, I finally was able to get my license file to work   I've got
the  app Graphic Converter. My Avast license file, which I kept in my Documents folder got formatted
into a Graphic Converter medium  and, for some reason, couldn't be accepted or acknowledged by Avast.
 I was able to get the license  file to open in another medium. For some
reason, VLC Media player, which automatically became the Avast file and other files medium (by default, I guess) once I got Graphic Converter out of the way, could acknowledge my license file  and Avast has now accepted it. Why VLC Media Player?  I haven't a clue. But
all's well now. Hopefully, my Avast license will give me no more trouble
from now on.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 01:14:32 AM by Heironymus »

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Re: Expired/invalid License?......NOT
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2009, 09:50:33 AM »
Well, I finally was able to get my license file to work   I've got
the  app Graphic Converter. My Avast license file, which I kept in my Documents folder got formatted
into a Graphic Converter medium  and, for some reason, couldn't be accepted or acknowledged by Avast.
 I was able to get the license  file to open in another medium. For some
reason, VLC Media player, which automatically became the Avast file and other files medium (by default, I guess) once I got Graphic Converter out of the way, could acknowledge my license file  and Avast has now accepted it. Why VLC Media Player?  I haven't a clue. But
all's well now. Hopefully, my Avast license will give me no more trouble
from now on.

Glad to know :).
Btw. the license file is very sensitive to any modification/re-formatting, thus, it's always necessary to keep it in the original form (pure txt-file).

regards,
pc
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Re: Expired/invalid License?......NOT
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 12:14:49 PM »
unable to insert license file or activate using activation code after formatting PC. Please help

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Re: Expired/invalid License?......NOT
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2017, 04:43:55 PM »
unable to insert license file or activate using activation code after formatting PC. Please help
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Re: Expired/invalid License?......NOT
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2017, 11:02:56 PM »
Besides this being a MAC forum (NOT PC), this thread is dead for about 8(!) years.