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Avast 4 Home and Windows 98SE
« on: January 17, 2010, 03:51:35 PM »
Can you please tell us users of  Windows 98se for how long Avast will continue to support computers running Windows 98se? ???

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Re: Avast 4 Home and Windows 98SE
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 09:23:19 PM »
This program is still updating on the Windows 98SE  computer but does the Team know for how long this may continue please?

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Re: Avast 4 Home and Windows 98SE
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2011, 10:05:44 PM »
With avast v7 probably due out Q1 2012 I see avast v4 on life support. Although nothing official has been heard from Prague. Avast v4 is getting senile IMO. Upgrading to v6.0.xxx is the better option until after the beta testing of v7.0.xxx.  :)

Of course we have been hearing that v4.x.xxx has been on life support for at least a year.  ???
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Re: Avast 4 Home and Windows 98SE
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2011, 10:27:58 PM »
There are users with valid licenses for 2012, and it is not that you have real powerful alternatives to avast 4.8 under W98.

I wonder why is so important to know the date? Use it as long as it is supported.

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Re: Avast 4 Home and Windows 98SE
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2011, 10:30:40 PM »
Well, extra-officially it was already said: December 2012 seems to be the date.
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Re: Avast 4 Home and Windows 98SE
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2011, 11:30:06 AM »
"May I be so bold to predict that 12 months from now, updates for 4.8 engine will still be downloadable as a package for the 'die-hard' user." - me,17th December 2010
(ref: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=67393.msg570545#msg570545)

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Re: Avast 4 Home and Windows 98SE
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 07:54:43 PM »
Well, extra-officially it was already said: December 2012 seems to be the date.

I am still getting both Definition and Program updates for Avast 4 Home on my Windows 98SE computer

Is December 2012 the latest that the Team knows for the stop of this Product or has Avast had a good change of heart to continue it for longer?

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Re: Avast 4 Home and Windows 98SE
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 09:28:28 PM »
It is already on life support, support for win9x (not 4.8) was meant to cease at the end of 2009 if I remember correctly. The only thing that change that was many businesses were still using avast 4.8, so that inadvertently gave win9x a pulse.

The business versions of avast6 have previously released and avast7 business versions have very recently been released. This is going to mean less and less 4.8 business users and that is why a firm date was given some time ago of the end of this year, so people had time to plan.

I rather doubt it will get a further reprieve as there are two different virus definitions streams and the end of support for 4.8 will mean they can concentrate on the one virus definitions stream.
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