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Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« on: September 06, 2004, 10:20:09 AM »
Greetings from Middle Earth!
Newbie here so please forgive me if I make a mistake.
I downloaded the free Avast antivirus program and it is a 60 day free trial of the Pro version. I love it!!
Much as I would like to continue using Pro, I have no online payment facility and enquiries at the local computer shop drew a blank. It seems I can only update this if I have some means of paying online for it??
Can someone please tell me whether this pro version will revert to an effective AV program when my 60 days runs out or do I have to register, pay for another or will it just stop working? Maybe the standard version just starts??
Please suggest my best plan of action as there are just 2 days left. I really don't want to be without an AV prog.
I have looked for this in FAQ but couldn't find the right question!
Yes. I am blonde.................
Happy days to you all and many thanks to anyone who responds
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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2004, 10:29:45 AM »
Hey Kakapo,
It's radicalb21. First let me say welcome to the forum. I'm an avast reseller. First let me ask a  question. Where do you live? I'll try and help point you in the right direction. Answer that question first so i can point you in the right direction.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2004, 10:30:33 AM by radicalb21 »
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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2004, 10:33:24 AM »
If, for any reason, you can not get a valid license for the pro version in time. You can always register for the free (home) version on Avasts website. Putting in that number (key) will transfer your trial of the Pro version into the free home version without problems. That way you will still have the protection of Avast till you get the key for the Pro version.

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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2004, 10:35:40 AM »
WOW! That was a fast reply! You people are ON TO IT!!!
Thank you for the welcome. Hope I can contribute something some time other than silly questions!

I'm in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand radicalb21

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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2004, 10:37:18 AM »
Thanks for posting that information Eddy. I was trying to find that information by doing a search on the topic.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2004, 10:56:52 AM by radicalb21 »
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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2004, 10:41:38 AM »
WOW! Two replies already!!!
Thank you Eddy! I think that solves my problem. I was a little concerned that the standard version might not download with the Pro still installed.
I will d/l the standard free version and hold it in My Docs until this one expires, and then install it.
Please let me know if this is wrong, otherwise, thank you both very much.
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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2004, 10:53:54 AM »
Hey Kakapo,
It's radicalb21. I have some information for you. There is a reseller for avast located in New Zeland. Here is the contact information:

PC Support Services Ltd
19 Tyne Street
Tower Junction Business Park
Canterbury
Christchurch
8001
E­-Mail: sales@pcssl.co.nz
WWW: http://pcssl.co.nz
Telephone: +64 3 3436554
Fax: +64 3 3436574

I hope this helps. You don't need to uninstall the pro version you have now just go to this hyperlink http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ENG and register for an avast 4 home license key and it to the pro version and it will revert to the home edition. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me via my profile or through my website. You can also email  me or IM me. Good luck.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2004, 10:58:32 AM by radicalb21 »
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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2004, 11:12:22 AM »
kakapo, don't blame us to be fast. Blame the other AV support forums for being slow ;D

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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2004, 11:26:26 AM »
I agree with you on your last comment.
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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2004, 11:40:59 AM »
It was sincere praise Eddy.
I'm too far from perfect to go about casting blame anywhere!!!
I have just read a lot on the webpage and see there is a download specifically for Kerio. Now, does this mean there is a separate program for those of us using Kerio 4 firewall, or do Kerio make computers and OSs too? (I run Kerio 4 firewall)

I think I'll phone the sellers in Christchurch and update the Pro. Good idea?
You guys are great. Thank you. Smiling blondie here.
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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2004, 12:02:34 PM »
You do not kerio on your system to be able to run there firewall service.
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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2004, 05:51:50 PM »
I was a little concerned that the standard version might not download with the Pro still installed.
I will d/l the standard free version and hold it in My Docs until this one expires, and then install it.

Just put the registration number of the free version and you will downgrade to Home version. If it does not work, unistall Pro version and install the Home  ;)
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Re: Free Pro version due to expire. What do I do now?
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2004, 07:44:37 PM »
If you really need to test Pro a little longer, uninstall and install Pro on your computer and you will get 6 days on the trial counter. :)