Avast Free Antivirus

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NOT FREE. ONLY A FREE TRIAL."

    June 15, 2012  |   By Sirjamesalot11

    Pros

    Did it's job until the free trial expired.

    Cons

    The product is called Avast Free Antivirus and is found when looking for "Free products only". If it wants to force a subscription after a trial period it should be renamed and listed under "Free to Try". Needs to be relabeled and renamed.

    Summary

    Don't support this mislabeled product if you believe in open-source and sharing. Any product listed as free can make it's money off donations from a supportive community if its product is good enough.

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  • Reply by MikeJV425 on June 29, 2012

    It's very likely you downloaded the free-trail version of Avast Pro.

    I'm a computer technician, I have installed the free version of Avast on a lot of PCs, I have NEVER encountered this problem.

  • Reply by dvndrew on June 26, 2012

    avast is free you have to go to the free version and be sure to click the free one and then register for a year and renew the registration every year for free

  • Reply by RamezR on June 24, 2012

    Well, it IS really FREE, BUT you have to switch it bakc to Free mode again yourself.Under maintance menu, you have to choose something like "Take me back to free Avast version". You are probably in a "trial modus" which last maximum 30 days..
    Greetings from Norway ;-) !

  • Reply by mhope23 on June 24, 2012

    Horse hokes !!! this program has saved me many times and all I have to do is give then my E-mail address once a year, I just love it, It works, and is free, need I say more,

  • Reply by eatnm on June 18, 2012

    You should just register it freely to be active for one year. And after the year repeat the job again. For this activation there are two ways in the software. Enjoy your free AVAST

  • Reply by Gold Dust on June 15, 2012

    Avast is not mislabeled, Avast is free you just installed the wrong one. Install Avast again just but make sure it says free, and make sure that you register Avast or you will not be able to keep Avast......but Avast is 100% FREE.

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