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Updates expire?
« on: November 19, 2009, 01:54:03 AM »
We are senior citizens and have been using Avast Free AV program on our old laptop with Win98se.
We just happened to notice in the "About" that the "updates expiration expires Aug. 1, 2010."
What does that mean please? Will we no longer be able to use this Free Avast (4.8.1335) or get definition updates after April 1, 2010?
This has us quite worried.

« Last Edit: November 19, 2009, 01:56:28 AM by alicez »

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Re: Updates expire?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 02:05:25 AM »
No, it means that you would just need to re-register to get another registration key for another 14 months of updates.

I take it that you mean Aug 1 2010 in both cases as you have mentioned two different dates, Aug and April.

Your situation with win98 however, is more complex as I don't know exactly how long support for win98 in the form of avast 4.8 will last though, avast is one of the last AVs that I know of which still support it.

avast 5 is in beta testing right now and that doesn't support win9.x or winME. Originally on the web site it stated to the end of this year, but that may change as one of the Alwil team personally thought it could be longer, possibly 6-12 months after the release of version 5.0. That however, was a personal opinion and not an official statement.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2009, 02:11:49 AM by DavidR »
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