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Katie Lin

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5.0?
« on: January 01, 2011, 11:39:20 PM »
My Avast 4.8 recently expired and over the last few weeks I've been trying to get the updated version.  I believe I've downloaded 5.0 at least twice, but my avast is still reading 4.8 and I haven't received any messages stating that the download failed.  Is there another step that I'm missing? ???

MikeN92

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Re: 5.0?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 11:41:49 PM »
Uninstalling the older version and installing the new one? How did you actually upgrade from 4.8 to 5?

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Re: 5.0?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 11:43:20 PM »
Also is your system winxp or better ?

Katie Lin

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Re: 5.0?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 11:46:55 PM »
It's Windows XP and I just went to the site, it told me to click the version I already had and then it took me to a page where I saved the 5.0 version.  Am I suppose to uninstall 4.8 first?

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Re: 5.0?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2011, 11:49:47 PM »
Fore some systems that is the best option - download 5.1 to your desktop
Disconnect from the net
Uninstall 4.8
reboot
install 5.1
reboot
Update virus defs ;D

MikeN92

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Re: 5.0?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2011, 11:51:42 PM »
Well, a clean install is recommended. First uninstall avast 4.8 and then install the new one. The latest version should be 5.1.864. Good luck.

Silk0

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Re: 5.0?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2011, 11:56:18 PM »
And here are the links to download the last version of avast!

Free AV: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe
Pro AV: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_pro.exe
Internet Security: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_ais.exe


Free Version is for home users. The most complete Free AV on market. (personal opinion)
Pro Version is for paid users with some improvements (example: script shield and sandbox).
And Internet Security is for people who shops online and stuff related. Also paid. (includes an firewall and anti-spam)
 
You can get more information here: http://www.avast.com/comparison-chart
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 11:58:10 PM by Silk0 »

Katie Lin

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Re: 5.0?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2011, 04:26:39 AM »
Alright!  Fixed it!  Thanks so much for all your help everyone!