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Offline waggy-sam

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Advice on renewing my free subscription please
« on: July 20, 2010, 11:12:52 AM »
Hi, I'm a very satisfied user of Avast anti-virus but I keep on receiving pop-ups saying that I am running in trial mode, that my trial ends in a few days and inviting me to purchase a new license. I applied for a new free subscription and have been sent a new license key but have failed to find a screen to enter it. Would welcome any advice please. Thanks

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Re: Advice on renewing my free subscription please
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 11:13:58 AM »
do you have avast 4.8 ? or avast 5 ?
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Re: Advice on renewing my free subscription please
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 11:19:07 AM »
If you don`t have avast 5 i recomend you install it as support for avast 4.8 will end.......
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On-line registration is very simple and it's the preferred method for all users of avast Free Antivirus 5.0 installed on a computer with standard Internet connectivity. To perform on-line registration follow these steps: http://support.avast.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=459

Offline waggy-sam

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Re: Advice on renewing my free subscription please
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2010, 11:08:45 AM »
Hi, thanks for picking this up. I already version 5.0.094 but cannot find a way of renewing it?

Offline alanjeff

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Re: Advice on renewing my free subscription please
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2010, 11:19:59 AM »
I have windows98SE and chose Avast  because they supported it. the renewal tool does nothing and i assume 98 is no longer supported. is that right??

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Re: Advice on renewing my free subscription please
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2010, 11:57:23 AM »
I have windows98SE and chose Avast  because they supported it. the renewal tool does nothing and i assume 98 is no longer supported. is that right??

That is correct,

Avast 5 will not run on Windows 98.  You will need a newer OS.

Avast 4.8 WILL run on Windows 98 and above.  However, support for Avast 4.8 is expected to end on December 31, 2010.

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Re: Advice on renewing my free subscription please
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 12:33:54 PM »
I have windows98SE and chose Avast  because they supported it. the renewal tool does nothing and i assume 98 is no longer supported. is that right??
Nowadays there are fewer and fewer viruses able to infect Win 98... ;) I mean, most of them aim at Win XP and Win 7... By the time avast! is no longer compatible with Win 98, say, your pc would be as safe as Linux... ;D
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Re: Advice on renewing my free subscription please
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2010, 04:04:44 PM »
There aren't fewer and fewer viruses that can infect win9.x, any of the old ones can, they don't disappear and much of the viruses with have no problem on 32bit OSes, they don't seem to discriminate between OSes.
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