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Offline waespym

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Avast 3 Months Free
« on: August 13, 2012, 11:30:03 PM »
So my avast ran out in the end of July or in the beginning of August and my computer wasn't protected but just today I noticed that it gave me 3 months for free? What's going on?

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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 11:34:55 PM »
Did you register it?

If not, that's why.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 11:37:29 PM by jadinolf »
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Offline waespym

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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 11:50:58 PM »
I didn't register it (at least I don't think I did). I didn't fill out anything, renew it, or click anything. It just started back up again.

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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 12:10:51 AM »
Is this the FREE version we are talking about?

I'm not really familiar with the FREE registration process but ..

Look under Maintenance\Subscription for a place to type in your name, email, etc.

If you see it, fill in the blanks and voila!

Check back.
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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 12:21:36 AM »
It says it's registered but I nor any of my family members registered it. It was registered at 4:30 in the morning. Yes it's the free version.

I'm worried if it was a virus or something that did it.
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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 12:31:38 AM »
You've got me.

Is is updating for you every day? If so, you are good to go.
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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 12:35:31 AM »
You've got me.

Is is updating for you every day? If so, you are good to go.

I have to manually update it.

Could a virus do this?

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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 12:38:10 AM »
My feeling is no but what do I know?

One of our REAL experts will be along shortly to help you.

Tech, DavidR, Bob3160 and others are avast! experts and will get you going.

Good luck.
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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 12:38:32 AM »
My feeling is no but what do I know/

One of our REAL experts will be along shortly to help you.

Tech, DavidR, Bob3160 and others are avast! experts and will get you going.

Good luck.

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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 07:40:38 PM »
I'm at a loss as to what to suggest as I haven't come across anything like this in the forums and I'm not aware of any auto 3 month extension of the free version.

If your registration expiry states 3 months in the future, I wouldn't worry about it. Obviously when you get near this expiry date you will get notification of the need to renew your registration.

Why didn't you re-register when it started to notify you of the forthcoming expiry ?
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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2012, 04:17:07 PM »
I am having the same issue.  I am afraid that it is a virus as well, looking for profile and credit card information.  Has anyone else had this happen or is it just the 2 of us?  If at a minimum I will remove the current Avast and download the current version and upgrade immediately...

Anyone? 

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Re: Avast 3 Months Free
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2012, 04:30:05 PM »
Not really the same issue if you suspect malware involvement.

Please create your own new topic in the Viruses & Worms forum - here http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=4.0 in the viruses and worms forum (click the New topic button at the top of the page see image) and we will try and help you there.
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