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About Avast Pro License
« on: July 08, 2009, 07:18:06 PM »
Hi.

I've bought three-year license of Avast Pro for 1 PC. My question is that will my license be canceled if I enter the license key again after formatting my PC (or just when reinstalling Avast)? Or will it be canceled just in case it is detected that two (or more) PCs are using the same license key at the same time?

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Re: About Avast Pro License
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 07:22:29 PM »
I've bought three-year license of Avast Pro for 1 PC. My question is that will my license be canceled if I enter the license key again after formatting my PC (or just when reinstalling Avast)?
No. The license will be still valid after you format the computer and reinstall avast. Keep the license in a safe place.
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 07:31:23 PM »
Ok, reinstalling after format or just reinstalling will not bother me then, thanks for the reply, Tech. :)

What about the second -extra- question? ;D Don't misunderstand me, I won't install it on different PCs, actually it will be OK if I install it on a PC which has no internet connection and if I update it manually, but I won't do this either, just curious about it. ;D

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Re: About Avast Pro License
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 08:15:12 PM »
Tech's answer, effectively answers both questions.
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Re: About Avast Pro License
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 08:22:58 PM »
Tech's answer, effectively answers both questions.
I don't think so. And he quoted my first question to answer. Could you expand what you mean?

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Re: About Avast Pro License
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 09:02:16 PM »
I don't think so. And he quoted my first question to answer. Could you expand what you mean?
Well, you can't use the same license in two different computers.
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Re: About Avast Pro License
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 09:09:33 PM »
Well, you can't use the same license in two different computers.
Ok, i asked that because i know some people who use the same key on different pcs, but nothing happened so far. So i just wondered if that situation can be detected. But in Kaspersky the key is blocked in such cases in a short time. I think Alwil should be more sensitive on this subject. :-X Anyway, thanks for your reply.

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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 09:23:11 PM »
Tech's answer, effectively answers both questions.
I don't think so. And he quoted my first question to answer. Could you expand what you mean?

The important word in my post is 'effectively' as avast won't see it as being on two computers as you aren't using it on two computers, just one. If you had it on two computers then they would both need to be updated and there it could potentially be seen as being installed on two different computers at the same time.
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 09:33:12 PM »
Hmm, only the update processes are (potentially) effective on this case then. Thanks for clarifying, this is enough to enlighten all the illegal conspiracy theories in my mind. LOL

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Re: About Avast Pro License
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 09:42:48 PM »
You're welcome.

They are my thought as to when multiple copies using the same license could be detected, I don't know what anti-piracy measures are in place or if that is the only one. I can think of other areas where it might be possible to detect, but I wouldn't divulge these as that only gives information to those who might want to do this ;D
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009, 09:48:48 PM »
i see xD

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Re: About Avast Pro License
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009, 09:54:25 PM »
Ok, i asked that because i know some people who use the same key on different pcs, but nothing happened so far. So i just wondered if that situation can be detected. But in Kaspersky the key is blocked in such cases in a short time. I think Alwil should be more sensitive on this subject. :-X Anyway, thanks for your reply.
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Re: About Avast Pro License
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2009, 10:19:47 PM »
Yes, the situation can be detected... and when the time comes, it will be  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2009, 11:06:54 PM »
I have read all the posts here about the pro version. My question is that I have 3 operating systems on this computer. Would I have to purchase 3 different versions of Avast Pro? My other machine also has 3 operating systems, Norton 360  allows to be loaded onto 3 different computers which resides in one machine. Will Avast Pro allow 1 license for the 3 systems on one machine?
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Re: About Avast Pro License
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2009, 04:51:18 PM »
Yes, the situation can be detected... and when the time comes, it will be  ;D
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