Author Topic: Avast Free Version 6.0.1  (Read 2835 times)

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christine74

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Avast Free Version 6.0.1
« on: March 26, 2011, 06:18:25 AM »
I have been using the free version of Avast for the last 2 years and haven't had any problems. I am presently using version 5.1.889 (with the latest engine and virus definitions) A few days ago I tried updating to version 6.0.1000 and once the update was completed , it rebooted for the changes to take effect . However my PC wouldn't start after this ( It would just stay paused at the opening Windows XP screen). Therefore I went to safe mode and uninstalled it. Does this have to do with the fact that I still have Service Pack 1 only on my system? Also can I still keep using my 5.1.889  version with the latest engine updates without having to install version 6?   

Gargamel360

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Re: Avast Free Version 6.0.1
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2011, 06:47:16 AM »
Does this have to do with the fact that I still have Service Pack 1 only on my system?
Can't say with 100% certainty, but that could be considered a strong possibility, yes.
Also can I still keep using my 5.1.889  version with the latest engine updates without having to install version 6?   
Yes, you will still get definition updates.  I feel obligated to inform you that there is inherent risk to not keeping up-to-date with programs, especially your AV.  But you have already crossed way over that line still running ages-old SP1 for XP. 

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Re: Avast Free Version 6.0.1
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 06:49:53 AM »
Hello and welcome to the forum christine74!

For avast! 6 you need XP with SP2 or higher. For the security of your PC you should update your XP to SP3 immediately!

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YoKenny

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Re: Avast Free Version 6.0.1
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 12:55:40 PM »
Please read:
Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 ends on July 13, 2010
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifean31

XP SP3 provides many Critical Updates and several performance improvements.