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Offline shauny86

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Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« on: March 19, 2012, 08:00:54 PM »
Hi,

My Avast subscription has ended recently and I am planning on renewing it for a year or two. The problem is that In the next few months I may be purchasing a new computer. I was wondering if when I renew the Avast subscription on this computer, when I purchase my new one, is it possible to transfer Avast from one computer to another. I was thinking I could renew Avast internet security on this one, then transfer the licence key to the new one with out having to pay for the whole Anti-Virus system again. I don't really want to stay unsecured for the period of time until I get a new computer.

I am willing to answer questions, Thanks Shaun  :)

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Re: Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 08:21:16 PM »
Save your licence file (license.avastlic) that you get when you renew and that can be used on the new system, uninstall avast on the old system once you get the new one.

You can use the license on any computer, provided that it is still valid and you don't exceed the number of computers the license is for.
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Re: Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 08:41:16 PM »
Ok, Do you know how I can save the licence file or where I would find it to add to the new computer? Thanks  :)

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Re: Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2012, 08:53:44 PM »
You should have recieved your license file via email, did you save it? if you didn't save then you can get it resent http://www.avast.com/resend-license-paid.php
« Last Edit: March 19, 2012, 08:55:56 PM by craigb »

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Re: Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2012, 07:56:26 AM »
Oh Ok thanks  :)

When I get the new computer I will just send the Licence to it then insert it into Avast once its downloaded.

Thanks for the help  ;D

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Re: Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2012, 08:07:28 AM »
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When I get the new computer I will just send the Licence to it then insert it into Avast once its downloaded.
just remeber to uninstall any preinstalled Antivirus your new computer is deleivered with, before you install avast


and it is recomended to run a removal tool to clear any leftover files that may conflict

run and reboot - Uninstallers – Security Software
http://singularlabs.com/uninstallers/security-software/


« Last Edit: March 20, 2012, 08:09:24 AM by Pondus »

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Re: Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 12:06:36 PM »
Yo Thanks Guys  ;D

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Re: Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 12:21:33 PM »
You're welcome, I take it that everything worked out fine.
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Re: Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 12:11:30 AM »
Thanks for asking this as it answered my question that i was going to post, as i am soon to be buying new computer parts and my antivirus is about to expire on my current system. This save my bacon! Thanks guys ;)

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Re: Is Avast transferable from one computer to another?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 01:12:34 AM »
Glad it helped - nice to see someone using the forum search function ;D

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