Author Topic: Avast Free with SafeZone and Antispam???  (Read 2762 times)

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Avast Free with SafeZone and Antispam???
« on: January 03, 2012, 09:41:37 PM »
OK - 20 days ago I got rid of MS Security Essentials and downloaded Avast. I was offered to use Avast Internet Security for 20 days for free; this period has just ended. I had to choose whether I want to switch back to Avast Free or purchase Avast Internet Security; I chose to switch to Avast Free. I was astonished when I learned that the antispam module is still running - moreover, when I switched it off, Avast stated that my system isn't fully protected and if I want to have my mails filtered against spam I should switch the antispam module on immediately. What's more, I can also switch to SafeZone whenever I want to. I can't, however, switch firewall on - when I try to do it, I learn then the module can't be switched on, because it's inaccessible. I find it quite confusing that my Windows XP Home still claims that the firewall of Avast is on.

I have to say I'm totally confused. If I'm using Avast Free at the moment - and, according to the program's main window, I am - why on Earth may I use antispam and SafeZone? It doesn't make any sense to me.

I am sorry if I've made any mistakes in this post, as I am not native to English. I'm also afraid that I may have not translated the program's communicates accurately. I use Polish version of Avast and thus I'm only able to guess the communicates' original form.

Thanks in advance for explaining this problem to me,


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Re: Avast Free with SafeZone and Antispam???
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 09:56:27 PM »
If you are talking about the Mail Shield and "autosandbox", they are part of avast Free edition.

If indeed you are still seeing features of "paid - for" editions, have you rebooted yet?


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Re: Avast Free with SafeZone and Antispam???
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 10:09:40 PM »
I'm almost sure that I'm talking about non-free features. I don't mean autosandbox, but SafeZone, the feature that is described on this page as follows: "Enables a new (clean) desktop window, for total online privacy". I also don't mean the protection against viruses in e-mails, but the protection against spam (not the one described as "Ensures all mails sent and received are clean" but the one described as "Keeps your mailbox spam-free").

And yes, I have tried switching my computer off and on.

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Re: Avast Free with SafeZone and Antispam???
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 10:14:52 PM »
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