Author Topic: Recommeded way to update Avast 4.8 Pro to 6.0.1000 Internet Security?  (Read 3481 times)

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Offline woodland

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Hi All,

Trying to help out a friend who has just registered (for 3 years) his slightly outdated version 4.8

Q1) Is there a recommended way to upgrade 4.8 to the current 6.0.1000?

Q2) I'd hate to mess up his 3 year license, how do i prevent that from happening?

I've been searching this forum for answers but please excuse me if my search wasn't thorough enough.

Thanks in advance to all who can give me some pointers, links or other forms of help.

Offline Lisandro

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Re: Recommeded way to update Avast 4.8 Pro to 6.0.1000 Internet Security?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2011, 05:06:56 PM »
I suggest an installation from scratch:

1. Download the latest version of avast! Uninstall Utility and save it.
2. Download the latest avast! version and save it.
3. Uninstall avast from Control Panel (if possible). If, for any reason, you can't run it, try booting in Safe Mode and doing it from there. Anyway, boot after that.
4. Run the avast! Uninstall Utility saved on 1. If, for any reason, you can't run it, try booting in Safe Mode and doing it from there. Anyway, boot after you've run it.
5. Install avast! using the setup saved on 2. Boot.
6. Register your free copy or add the license key for Pro. You need to transform your 4.8 license into a version 6 license.avastlic file.
7. Check and post the results. If, for any reason, you did not solve, try doing the step 3 in Safe Mode anyway.
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Offline woodland

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Re: Recommeded way to update Avast 4.8 Pro to 6.0.1000 Internet Security?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2011, 05:21:12 PM »
Hi Tech,

Big TY for your advice.

I'm a bit puzzled by:

"6. Register your free copy or add the license key for Pro. You need to transform your 4.8 license into a version 6 license.avastlic file."

AFAIK as i know my friend has received an email with the old fashioned way of Copy Paste the license key from the email into Avast. So if he didn't receive an attached license.avastlic file how do i go about transforming the 4.8 license into an license.avastlic file?


p.s. I tried updating his version manually via the built in option but to my surprise this method doesn't work as i get the message that the program is up to date?

doktornotor

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Re: Recommeded way to update Avast 4.8 Pro to 6.0.1000 Internet Security?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2011, 06:17:25 PM »
AFAIK as i know my friend has received an email with the old fashioned way of Copy Paste the license key from the email into Avast. So if he didn't receive an attached license.avastlic file how do i go about transforming the 4.8 license into an license.avastlic file?

http://www.avast.com/resend-license-paid.php