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I can't register Avast Free Antivirus


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#1 devilus

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 03:56 AM

My Avast free license has expired yesterday. I can't renew it. Using an old version (7.0.1474) in Vista.

 

Avast says there is no need anymore to register, even for older versions:

 

https://www.avast.com/registration-free-antivirus

 

I'm not sure.

 

I hate problems I had with Avast on different pc's in last months. Perhaps I sholud switch to another antivirus software like Panda.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 06:33 AM

avast says that older versions will keep working even after they have expired so you do not need to register and should be ok if you want to continue using it.
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:11 AM

avast says that older versions will keep working even after they have expired so you do not need to register and should be ok if you want to continue using it.

Thanks. I already read this notice on the link above. But however, that was not the case on my Vista computer. All shields were disabled with no reason. I couldn't re-enable them. Don't know why.

 

So I suddenly decided to get rid of Avast and to install Panda Free Antivirus. Few minutes before I wrote this message! :)

 

(By the way, it's renamed to Panda Dome.)


Edited by devilus, 31 March 2018 - 07:26 AM.

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:57 AM


See my comments in this topic as to why I no longer recommend avast.

And since you installed Panda and removed avast you should be good to go.
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