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Windows 7: Avast information box

30 May 2011   #11


This should do it: Avast Free Antivirus - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Downloads

You needed to Google Avast free download. I always look for the CNET result for what I want, as the manufacturer sometimes tries to hide the free version or make it confusing to get one.

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30 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1, 32-bit

I got one loaded that I did google I don't know if it passes CNET standards, but after trying the first six on in the row, I finally took the first one that went through. Does the site where you download it from make a difference.
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30 May 2011   #13


Only if you want to be sure to get the free version. It sounds like you might have instead gotten a 30 day trial of the paid version. I guess you can wait to see if you need to swap it out.
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31 May 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I think it is always best to download from the author's website:

avast! Free Antivirus - Download Software for Virus Protection
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31 May 2011   #15

Arch Linux 64-bit

PattiChati, when you open avast! does it display "avast! FREE ANTIVIRUS," "avast! PRO ANTIVIRUS" or "avast! INTERNET SECURITY?"
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31 May 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PattiChati View Post
I meant to say I couldn't find a download of avast, they were all free trials. I finally found one, I think - let you know in 30 days since that is when they seem to expire, you get a 30 day free trial. So I will just have to wait and see.
Can you imagine how much wasted junk is in computers. Would love to get rid of it all. Have a clean computer without having to reinstall windows 7. Thank you.
Let's clarify what free trial means in the Avast case:

1 - Avast Free Antivirus
after installing it, you have 30 days to register it for free, or it stops updating the virus definitions after this test period;

2 - Avast
Professional and Avast Internet Security
after installing it, you have 30 days to buy a license, or it stops updating the virus definitions after this test period;

3 - In both cases above, all features will be available during the trial period.
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