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valart
Grafter
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Registered: ‎09-10-2007

Free Avast

I have free Avast has my anti virus every time I start up my laptop it tells me download for a free update to my system and it would last for a couple of weeks and after that time I would be asked if I wanted to keep this download,I just wondered if I am letting myself in for something if I did this.
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Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎06-11-2007

Re: Free Avast

The "update" box is quite clever....it is designed to make you click on the PAY for version.... which is, (I think ) in green on the right half of the box... if you read it carefully, you need to click on the left half of the box, which is for the current FREE version update....
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Registered: ‎14-07-2009

Re: Free Avast

Or if you get fed up of all such shenanigans, switch to Microsoft Security Essentials and you won't have to worry about being tricked into installing a paid-for version.
rongtw
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Re: Free Avast

Cant go wrong with MSE  Wink
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Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎02-08-2007

Re: Free Avast

Are you sure ?
rongtw
Seasoned Hero
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Registered: ‎01-12-2010

Re: Free Avast

YES been using it for last 2 years with no infestations  Wink
Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .
tokey
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Registered: ‎30-01-2013

Re: Free Avast

Agree with calls for security essentials... Best free av out there
Razer
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Re: Free Avast

^ I hope OldJim comes along and posts a link he recently posted (which I can't find), that tells a different story.
rongtw
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Registered: ‎01-12-2010

Re: Free Avast

All the AV online test reports are paid for or supported by some AV progs to show what they want .
At the end of the day its individual choice which you use  Wink if your happy with  what you got why change , i have tried most over several years but still say MSE is best free one around , no matter  what jims links show  Tongue
Asus ROG Hero Vii Z97 , Intel i5 4690k ,ROG Asus Strix 1070,
samsung 850evo 250gig , WD black 2 TB . Asus Phoebus sound ,
16 gig Avexir ram 2400 , water cooling Corsair H100i gtx ,
Corsair 750HXI Psu , Phanteks Enthoo pro case .