I have had Avast for a while and now it wants me to pay. Can I still get it for nothing and if not what other free virus software is out there. If I do end up paying for it is avast the best or is there a better piece of software. Thanks for your help. Nessie
They dont want you to pay, you've just come to the end of the initial 60 day trial period. All they want is for you to register the free version. Alwil do not charge for the free home version.
Quote from the avast! home page.
" Then you need to install it - you'll install the trial version which is fully functional for the period of sixty days. During this period, you can register yourself on avast! 4 Home Free Registration and you will receive your license key by E-mail in about 30 minutes. Insert this key into the avast! 4 Home and you will receive the non-restricted version of avast! 4 Home Edition including the access to the update service (incremental update of virus database) for one year. After this period you can reregister to obtain the new free license key."
Slight ammendment to last post, obviously they would "like" you to pay for the full program, they're a commercial concern and the more money they get the better. But they aren't going to make you pay for the free version.
click here for the registration page, just fill in the details and they'll e-mail you a code. Next time the splash screen comes up, click on registration enter the license key provided and then OK it. Barring unforeseen problems that's it for a year when they will ask you to re-register.