New Member-Seeking Avast Antivirus Advice Please

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by MitchC, Jan 13, 2009.

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  1. MitchC

    MitchC Registered Member

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    Hi, I'm Mitch, a new member. I'm seeking advice about how to update Avast anitvirus home edition. Last year, my computer had an adware virus, and I had to call a technician to fix the problem. At that time, he downloaded free Avast antivirus software into my computer, which scans the computer every time it is in screen saver. I was told such software is good for one year. My question is: The one year time period will expire shortly, and I'm not sure how to proceed now. A friend mentioned something about my needing to receive a license key update, and to activate that, in order to receive a one year subscription renewal, but I'm really not sure. Any advice would be appreciated. I can be contacted at {email snipped - please use PM - Blue}

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    Mitch
     
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  2. sded

    sded Registered Member

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    You can go to http://www.avast.com/eng/home-registration.php and get avast! to send you another free registration to your email address. They want you to re-register the free version every 14 months, presumably to keep track of how many users they really have. You just enter the new code into the program and are good until next year.
     
  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Registered Member

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    Also, if you have any other Avast specific questions they have an offical support forum which I have listed below.

    http://http://forum.avast.com/


    ;)
     
  4. TechOutsider

    TechOutsider Registered Member

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    Just how much did you pay for this "tech"?
     
  5. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    Long story short, he made you pay for something you could have got free. ^^
     
  6. EliteKiller

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    Let's not assume all the "tech" did was install Avast! and call it a day. IF he did then shame on him. ;) In any event I'm sure he was paid for labor and not Avast.
     
  7. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    Wrong link. ;) .

    Some typo probably, but not a big deal.


    It should be: http://forum.avast.com/ *puppy*

    I agree that Avast forum is the best place for questions.
     
  8. deanmartin

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    I thought i may include if you ever want to check the time your Avast registration key expires, right click on the Avast icon/click on about Avast/look under registration key/ you can then see what the Expiration Date is of the key.
     
  9. NAMOR

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    thanks for the correction. that should teach me not to post when I'm at work. :D
     
  10. renegade08

    renegade08 Registered Member

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    No problem mate. I'm glad that you don't mind.

    Where do you work? So i can report you to your boss that you are on wilders while on work :D .

    Or opposite.

    Maybe you can make him wilders junkie. *puppy*
     
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