"A- squared" seems to not be a free program?

  p;3 11:54 07 May 2005

have been investigating this program as it seems to come highly recommended; trying to download it and run it; downloaded the EXE in to my downloads folder, then started the process; then it wants an e mail address,; it needs this apparently for updating; why?

and seemingly you can only get one update for it , then you have to pay for it; and I gather that the fee is not exactly ,well,

have those that run it paid subs for it , as it seems that you have to register a mail address; yet another method for creating spam mail from anyone unscrupulous:(

  Joe R 11:56 07 May 2005


most free programs nowadays need internet registration.

  jimv7 11:57 07 May 2005

Try again, you have downloaded the paid for version and not the free version.

  p;3 11:59 07 May 2005

I could be wrong but I dont think I did:(

a link to the seemingly free version would be useful in that case:)

  VoG II 12:03 07 May 2005
  Hamish 13:11 07 May 2005

Did you not click on a² Personal instead of Free

  p;3 13:16 07 May 2005

as far as I recall I clicked on the free version, but it seems to want some dosh off you at some stage; I "ll have another look soon:)

  VoG II 13:20 07 May 2005

I have the free version (registered) but it has expired and if I try to update it takes me to a website offering to relieve me of $39.95

However, you should be able to get some free scans out of it.

I've never had any problems with "spam" from them.

  €dstowe 13:42 07 May 2005

My father is in the same position as VoG™. He's been using a² for years and suddenly it decided it wasn't free any more.

He has the software from the same download on other machines and they as still running without any problem.

No matter what he tries to get back to the free version, it will not oblige. An email to emsisoft (the creators) is unanswered after several weeks.

  jimv7 13:55 07 May 2005

Strange, the free version I have says licence expires 1/1/3000

  sunny staines 14:00 07 May 2005

click here

I had this problem so did others. read the link and the solution i got from A2 worked for me and everyone else

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