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Offline Jaybo

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I bought hte Pro version of the security suite for my laptop and was able to install that 3 days ago. I went to DL the program for my home PC this morning and the link to DL from the cnet site just redirects to FieldMinistry 1.10 DL page?  Where can I get the US version so I can install?  Can someone from Avast get download.com to fix this please? :)


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Re: Link to downlaod security suite is broken on cNet download.com site!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 06:25:44 PM »
Are you talking about downloading the free antivirus version of 5.0 for your Home PC ?

If so try this - Download avast 5.0.396 free antivirus - http://www.majorgeeks.com/download1968.html?2010-01-29

If you are talking about the avast antivirus Pro version (not the Suite) then try this direct link - http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro_eng.exe.
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Re: Link to downlaod security suite is broken on cNet download.com site!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 06:34:44 PM »
No, I am talking about the avast! Internet Security Suite (3 pc's 1 year paid version) located here: http://download.cnet.com/FieldMinistry/3000-2124_4-10977269.html?tag=mncol - Click on that link then click to DL and you will see what I mean.

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Re: Link to downlaod security suite is broken on cNet download.com site!
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 06:46:15 PM »
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Re: Link to downlaod security suite is broken on cNet download.com site!
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010, 06:58:27 PM »
You say it was installed on your laptop three days ago, didn't you save the installation file that was used then ?

As you should be able to copy that to a USB stick or CD and save it to your PC hard disk and then run it again there.

Try this link the download locations seems to be working there, http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Avast-Internet-Security-Download-145381.html.

@ kubecj
That link works, but the page reports it as AIS version 5.0.377 and not 5.0.396 ???
Is this just a stuff up by Cnet, the one at Softpedia.com is reported as the latest version 5.0.396.
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Re: Link to downlaod security suite is broken on cNet download.com site!
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 07:21:15 PM »
I got hijcaked at CNet(could have been partly due to infected :'(  Dune 2k app)...I used to think they were cool to til EVERYBODY and their dog started port scanning their servers.  I posted about this and the solution is here:
I did some hunting and ALWIL is hosting the files on their own servers if you want it directly from the horses mouth. ALWIL is not giving out links to their own servers because there is no way they could ever stand up to the load as the demand is so high. Download.com claims Avast 5 Free was downloaded 1,177,946 times last week! Its hard to believe but possible. IMO they were very smart not to even try and host the files themselves. Without further adieu here you go! 

Avast 5 Free
Multi-Language: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe
English: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free_eng.exe
French: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free_fre.exe

Avast 5 Pro
Multi-Language: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro.exe
English: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro_eng.exe
French: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro_fre.exe

Avast 5 Internet Security
Multi-Language: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais.exe
English: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais_eng.exe
French: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais_fre.exe



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Re: Link to downlaod security suite is broken on cNet download.com site!
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010, 07:54:28 PM »
Well the link is wrong on cNet so that's the first problem, seems like just a simple fix if you can get cNet to do that. The softpedia DL link works fine and is DL'ing now. 

@david I could have grabbed it off my laptop, but I wanted to make sure I was getting the latest version which it looks like it wasn't anyway, but I needed to point out the problem on cNet as well (someone mentioned it in the feedback too...) the negatives about the broken link seem to drag down the rating of a great product so I just pointed it out so it could get fixed... :)