How to get a lifetime license for Avg Anti-spyware?

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by disinter1, Jan 26, 2007.

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  1. disinter1

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    I know they offered it before somehow, but they should really give the option to offer a lifetime license on their site. I know I would get one, so please if anyone from Avg reads this, please offer that option soon. If anyone else knows how to get one, please let me know thanks!:)
     
  2. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    That won't happen again i'm sure, this is normally only offered when a vendor needs cash and soon after ewido was sold to Grisoft and they (AVG/Grisoft support) told customers it was now good for 2 years "only", so i'm pretty sure they (AVG) won't offer this again.....................and why would they? It's like shooting yourself in the foot businesswise. :)
     
  3. feddup

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    who's lifetime?

    I bought a "lifetime" license for Ewido and learned a fine lesson when they turned into AVG and AVG, ten months later, wanted me to purchase a new license. Stay away from AVG! There are other companies!
     
  4. peter.ewido

    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    Sorry but this is simply not true! Lifetime licenses are still lifetime licenses as it is also clearly written in the program! Unfortunately however, there were some annoyances, internal misunderstandings and bugs with this type of licenses when the change from ewido to AVG happened but that's also all. If you have problems with your license please contact the ewido support to get it resolved:
    http://www.ewido.net/en/contact/
     
  5. JerryM

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    Peter,
    Thank you for that response. It is the first time I have personally seen a clear statement on the lifetime licenses. There may have been others, but I had not seen them if so.

    I appreciate that they will remain so, and the contact point if there are problems. It is a manifestation of the intregity of both you and AVG.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  6. nameless

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    That's not true, according to what I'm being told by Grisoft. I had a "lifetime" ewido license, yet I just asked support to verify my license details, and I was told this:

    How is this "lifetime"?

    To add to the confusion, I purchased in 2004 (I believe), not at all in 2006. I assume the June 15, 2006 date is simply when the ewido-to-Grisoft transfer took place.

    I'm getting all sorts of interesting errors when trying to view my invoice on the element5.com servers:

     
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    peter.ewido former ewido team

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    nameless, please carefully read again what I wrote... Thanks! :)
     
  8. Firecat

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    I suppose you mean that nameless should contact Ewido support to get this resolved? o_O

    While I do understand that lifetime licenses will remain lifetime licenses, there is still a question of what will happen at the so-called "expiry date" that is being said by Grisoft on the matter of lifetime licenses. :doubt:
     
  9. nameless

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    That's what I assumed. I've now done so. We'll see what happens.

    I thought I had already used that contact form to send my initial license inquiry, but now I think I may have used the Grisoft site instead.
     
  10. feddup

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    Peter is good!

    Peter is an excellent ewido representative. He's bent over backward helping me over my "lifetime" license. My dealings with AVG representatives is, however, horrid. Ten months after my "lifetime" purchase two of them have stated that I needed to purchase a new license. As periodic maintenance I image (true image of course) back to a clean XP system and I'm wondering how reinstalls will go. Anyway Peter's trying very hard but I'm not an AVG fan. This really has been a good lesson for me. Lifetime membership? Who's lifetime? I was so gullible!
     
  11. nameless

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    Why "of course" True Image? There are alternatives.

    I'd have to agree that Peter is great. He's put up with me, for crying out loud. Between him and my wife, well let's just say it's a small crowd. :)

    I got a response from my ewido.net license query. The gist of it is that if you see the text You have an unlimited license for AVG Anti-Spyware on the AVG AS status screen, you have a lifetime license in effect. I did notice that text before, but I find the term "unlimited" to be ambiguous.

    FWIW, I installed AVG AS under VMware, then set the clock to September, 2007, and rebooted. AVG AS still displayed the same license text, so I assume the license won't actually expire in June, 2007, as the Grisoft rep told me.

    Thanks to all who assisted.
     
  12. walking paradox

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    Is there any way to get a lifetime license now? Or has that option been permanently removed since AVG acquired ewido? Any way to back-purchase one?
     
  13. Chubb

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    Most probably not.
     
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    Only if you can figure out time travel.
     
  15. Firecat

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    Answer is "No". There is simply no way to get a lifetime license at this point. That period is gone and over.
     
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