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Michael Forest

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Problem with Avast free edition
« on: August 29, 2011, 11:21:11 AM »
Hi everybody,
I've been using Avast for years now, and regularly advising my friends to use it; but recently, i've come across the first problem with it.
This occurred on a Dell Dimension 4550, with Win XP Home SP 3.
I had just re-installed the OS using the Dell recovery CD, and I tried to instal Avast Free 6.
It did instal, but when it wanted to retrieve information for activation, it got a 404 error. It couldn't update anyway.
I was actually connected to the web, as I could download the software a few minutes before; I tried several times, but got the same error each time.
Shall we blame the Dell recovery CD?
Thanks a lot for any reply

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Re: Problem with Avast free edition
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011, 11:28:31 AM »
did you reboot after install ?
is there any preinstalled antivirus on the dell recovery now is back in the machine ?

The Seeker

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Re: Problem with Avast free edition
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011, 01:11:51 PM »
Perhaps wait a day or two and try again. You don't need to register right away to get the benefits of avast! Free.

Michael Forest

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Re: Problem with Avast free edition
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 09:12:49 AM »
Hi you two,
Thanks for your replies, and sorry for being late.
1-No antivirus on the dell rec CD, and I did reboot after install
2-Can't wait, as the computer is gone now, I only had it for a couple of days. I just uninstalled Avast, and replaced it with MSE before giving it back to my friend.
If i meet the problem again, sure, I'll tell you.
Thanks again
« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 09:17:40 AM by Michael Forest »