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Offline sqrlyguy

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Can't register free Avast 5
« on: March 02, 2010, 04:33:03 PM »
I have a new lic.  When I try to register, a window pops open that cannot be read.  I pretty much can only hit the escape key to clear it.  If I move all windows to the side so that nothing is below where where the registration window will appear then I can read it.  It is still BROKEN.     I can after 20-30 seconds paste the key in, but the buttons do not work.  I cannot register.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled avast.    The older 5.x version told me there was a new version, but when I tried to let it update, it then told me I had the new version  (version numbers did not match).   So I uninstalled, got the new version, and installed it.    Same issue, still cannot install the lic.

Is there a registry key I can paste the lic into?

I am running win2k with SP4 installed.

I'll go back to Linux while I wait to resolve this.   This is why I hate Windows, the "per instance" operating system.  Every instance is unique.   If anyone wants to give Linux a shot, I suggest knoppix.org.   You can try Linux wo installing a thing or any $$$. Never worry about viruses again.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2010, 04:48:08 PM by sqrlyguy »

Offline Pondus

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Re: Can't register free Avast 5
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 05:12:36 PM »
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You can try Linux wo installing a thing or any $$$. Never worry about viruses again.
ooo...yea..... 8)
The First Linux Virus http://www.spamlaws.com/first-linux-virus.html
Linux malware http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware



There are two methods of registering avast! Free Antivirus 5.0:
On-line registration
Off-line registration
http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=459

Offline sqrlyguy

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Re: Can't register free Avast 5
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 06:33:45 PM »
Tried both.  Both pop a window (different windows) that is broke.  I can't read either one.

Note that this avast install worked fine 1 year ago....
« Last Edit: March 02, 2010, 08:17:10 PM by sqrlyguy »

Offline sqrlyguy

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Re: Can't register free Avast 5
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 07:47:47 PM »
Hi Pondus,

Did you read those articles?   Yup, not too worried.   I dont see *NIX servers or desktops getting infected all over the world.  Why not is debatable.  It is also academic.

Knoppix (which is what I recommended) is a completely read-only OS....its written on a DVD, not a hard drive.   If you break it or get a virus (lol), then turn it off (dont even have to log out) and back on.  Problem solved!  Why can't M$ do that?

Any blind or visually impaired computer users out there?    Knoppix has help for you: adriane knoppix.  It is named after Adriane Knopper, the blind wife of Klaus Knopper, the developer of Knoppix.
Why can't M$ do that?