Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Avast Update

09 Feb 2015   #1
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 
Avast Update

If you use Avast anti-virus do you use the free or the upgrade? I've had it quite a while and got a pop up message to renew as my free subscription was running out. I subscribed again for the free and was prompted to upgrade for $19.95. Then, another pop up for just $9.99 for the Avast Pro.

Would you just keep the free? This is for my Vista machine-not Windows 7.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Feb 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Keep the free version.
Use Avast, with a once a week scan from Malwarebytes (free, also)
the Windows Firewall and you will be all set.

You do realize that everyone that is paying for Avast will disagree. There is not one "right" answer, it is all opinion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2015   #3
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

Thanks you sir...my intents.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Feb 2015   #4
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Keep the free. I love Avast, been using it for years. The free version has always done me well, and I will probably never upgrade to the paid version, there are enough programs out there that do a good enough job on the side like Malwarebytes, Spybot Search & Destroy, and SuperAntiSpyware.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2015   #5
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

Other than my Netgear router I have WinPatrol, Super Antispyware and Spyware Blaster. I should be fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2015   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Trust me on this. Download the free Malwarebytes and scan once a week. It picks up Malware that the others miss.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2015   #7
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

I thought I had Malwarebytes but didn't see the icon so I downloaded it again. There was a popup that my trial had expired. Options were to end trial or buy premium. Yet they sent an email thanking me for registering.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2015   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

They also have a free version. It lasts a life time.
Click on free
https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/lp4/...Fatj7Aod9TIAGg
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2015   #9
ColColt

Windows 7(64) Home Premium
 
 

The one I just downloaded shows a red X by license and says buy premium. Also has a red X by Real Time protection?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2015   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

If you did not pay for that, it will not work after about a month. The free one is for life, does not have real time protection, but you can scan once a week and get rid of any bad stuff.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Avast Update




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Copy of Windows is not genuine (build 7601) message after avast update
We bought a new HP laptop with Win 7 Pro (64 bit) preinstalled in July 2013 from a reputable (I think) online dealer. I installed the free version of Avast and initially all was well, and bootup time was very quick. After about a month or 2, I was prompted to update Avast, which I did. Immediately...
Windows Updates & Activation
Create batch/shortcut to manually update Avast! virus defs?
...something similar to =Shortcuts"]Microsoft Security Essentials - Update - Create Shortcut I haz no skilz so I come to you 7 gurus seeking guidance with hat-in-hand. :confused:
General Discussion
Slowed down HDD access after update(Windows and Avast)
Hi. My PC has a problem. It has become very slow in fetching data from the hard drive. However this problem only exists in Win 7(Ultimate x64). I've installed XP on this machine as well in dual boot and there's no problem with it. It all started like this, My PC didn't have an internet connection...
Performance & Maintenance
Can't update Avast or Windows Update... Desperately need help ASAP
For a couple days now, I havent been able to update Avast or Windows Update. I tried reinstalling Avast but it did not help. I have tried everything. I scanned my PC with every major malware program but they don't detect anything. What should I do? I'm too scared to reinstall Windows 7. However,...
General Discussion
Can I use Avast with Norton 2010?Is Avast is light AV?
I m using Norton 2010 but thinking to take Extra security. So should i use Avast with it or MSE ???? Which one will be lighter & better ???????
System Security
Action Center Avast update important?
Hello all, The Action Center from Windows 7 has an important message: Update avast! antivirus (Important) I updated the avast program, and I updated the definitions, but still the red cross appears in Action Center. I would like to know if there is a solution to make this message go...
System Security


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:48.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App