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Question about avast
« on: January 27, 2011, 04:08:49 AM »
With the new one 5, can I still install it on 3 pc's in my house?
Ive been using 4.8 for 2 years and I use it on my 2 kids pc's as well.
What about people who share a house?

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Re: Question about avast
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 04:24:08 AM »
With the new one 5, can I still install it on 3 pc's in my house?
Ive been using 4.8 for 2 years and I use it on my 2 kids pc's as well.
What about people who share a house?

Hello; Avast Free can be installed on as many computers you have in the house. The Pro version and AIS, I believe can be installed on 3. (Not absolutely sure but pretty sure) ;)

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Re: Question about avast
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 09:37:10 AM »
Yeah thats doesn't make sense though because on the picture on the avast site.
Its got the free version with the red X's and its got 'can install on up to 3 computers'.
And its got an X but the pro one has a green tick.
Ok as of now, very strange, that picture has the 3 computers thing removed?
Someone has changed this since I last looked that is odd.

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Re: Question about avast
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 10:10:08 AM »
Are you referring to this http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download?  Avast Free can be downloaded and installed on as many machines at home as you want (no limit) because it is FREE and there is no Key or license.

Nothing has changed, so you can install the Free version on your 3 machines at home with no problems. 

I would suggest since you are going from a very old version of 4.8 to 5.1 to uninstall and do a clean install of Avast using the Avast uninstaller tool http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility.

Here is how to register the Avast Free version online: http://www.avast.com/registration-free-antivirus.php.

Let us know if you have any additional questions.  Thank you.

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Re: Question about avast
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 10:17:41 AM »
Are you referring to this http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download?  Avast Free can be downloaded and installed on as many machines at home as you want (no limit) because it is FREE and there is no Key or license.

Nothing has changed, so you can install the Free version on your 3 machines at home with no problems. 

I would suggest since you are going from a very old version of 4.8 to 5.1 to uninstall and do a clean install of Avast using the Avast uninstaller tool http://www.avast.com/uninstall-utility.

Here is how to register the Avast Free version online: http://www.avast.com/registration-free-antivirus.php.

Let us know if you have any additional questions.  Thank you.

Yes, I refer to this,
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/9240/avastq.jpg
Which makes it fairly obvious you can not install FREE on 3 pc's.
Please tell me if you do not see what im saying?

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Re: Question about avast
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 10:31:55 AM »
We are looking at the same web link, however I believe you are interpreting it differently than what it is saying.  You CAN install the Free version on as many machines as you want at home because it is Free, you need no license/key.  It is the paid version of AIS that offers you the discount of the 3-PC special.  Perhaps this will explain better http://www.avast.com/comparison-chart#tab1.  I have the Free version on 3 machines in my home, and I know others do as well, so it is fine to do this.

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Re: Question about avast
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 04:38:53 PM »
The ultimate word in that image is 'fully' as this implies the inclusion of the firewall in the AIS version which isn't in the others.
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Re: Question about avast
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2011, 10:15:58 PM »
We are looking at the same web link, however I believe you are interpreting it differently than what it is saying.  You CAN install the Free version on as many machines as you want at home because it is Free, you need no license/key.  It is the paid version of AIS that offers you the discount of the 3-PC special.  Perhaps this will explain better http://www.avast.com/comparison-chart#tab1.  I have the Free version on 3 machines in my home, and I know others do as well, so it is fine to do this.

How could I be interpreting it wrong?
Clearly in the diagram it says "protect up to 3 PC's" - NO.
How else can it be interpreted?
Someone playing tricky marketing games making people who have more than 1 PC not bother with the free and go straight to the paid.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2011, 10:19:40 PM by wtfwtfwtf »

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Re: Question about avast
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2011, 10:48:18 PM »
Because your aren't reading all of the text in that window the crucial word fully that I highlighted, when taken with the other elements that are only included in the AIS version making the subtle difference to make your system 'fully' protected.

e.g. not having a firewall, etc. which isn't included in the free version wouldn't you have your system fully protected. Without which you would have to find these applications elsewhere.
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Re: Question about avast
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2011, 11:24:58 PM »
Even if this is "tricky marketing", really, what do you expect?  Avast! is not open source, they are trying to make money here. ::)  I agree with you that the wording is convenient for them, but what is your problem with it?  Marketing is a necessity of business, and this is far from any kind of outright dirty or underhanded tactics.