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Offline sherri49

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renewing my avast
« on: January 30, 2011, 01:44:51 AM »
i have to renew my avast not upgrade, just renew.  now doe renewing require me to uninstall avast  then reinstall? or i do just need a new  activation key when i renew?

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Re: renewing my avast
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011, 02:16:26 AM »
What avast version are you using 4.8 or 5.x ?
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Offline Simion

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Re: renewing my avast
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011, 02:17:04 AM »
No, you shouldn't have to uninstall.

Which numerical version of Avast do you have? 4.8... 5.0...

Offline sherri49

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Re: renewing my avast
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2011, 02:25:08 AM »
lol, i have 5.1 internet security its called. i always have trouble w the activation key, i hope a renewal isnt that hard

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Re: renewing my avast
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2011, 02:38:38 AM »
You should just have to input your license file that you should have received ?

It is called license.avastlic and you save it to your hard disk (and back it up) where you can find it again, double click on that file and avast should do the rest.

Or check this avast! Internet Security Support Center » Knowledgebase » article Inserting the license file into avast! Internet Security.
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Re: renewing my avast
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2011, 02:47:38 AM »
ok thanks a lot, i have a few days til it expires, im prepping myself for the renewal. i guess i can back up the license on a flash drive?

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Re: renewing my avast
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2011, 03:20:03 AM »
You're welcome.

Yes, whilst it is possible to have it resent to you, it is always worth making a backup.
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Re: renewing my avast
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2011, 01:31:47 PM »
ok thanks a lot, i have a few days til it expires, im prepping myself for the renewal. i guess i can back up the license on a flash drive?
Good to see a fellow Canadian here.  :)
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