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Claw
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December 12, 2014 - 9:03 pm
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Hey guys, I'm confused here. I Full formatted and old PC then installed XP sp3 I use the PC to download and save drivers, well anyway, I went and installed Avast Free and as usual I had to click the Register button, but when I did it took me to a page asking if I want to upgrade, not the Register page. I went to Settings, and under General I clicked Registration and it says "You Are Registered". My question is, HOW, I never filled out the registration, not my name or e-mail address. How can it be ? I was told to uninstall it then reinstall again. What's your thoughts on this ?

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Mindblower
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December 13, 2014 - 10:34 am
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Don't you like good surprises Claw? I have no clue, other than they took pity on you, when they saw you were still using XP (sites do have the ability to read certain information, like o/s, browser, etc...
It could also be an advertising gimmick to get money for the upgrade? Be happy, Mindblower!

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Claw
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December 13, 2014 - 11:06 am
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Hey Mindblower, you maybe right. I really just use it to download and save drivers on it such as wireless network type of stuff. I was just trying to make sure there wasn't anything a little"underhanded" going on. Stay cool buddy.

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December 13, 2014 - 11:09 am
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Like you, I still use XP but I don't even bother with a virus program. My advice is stay off the internet especially with IE8 or try to run Linux in a VM for your web browsing. It can be done, I use mine XP machine everyday. Daniel.

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Claw
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December 13, 2014 - 11:19 am
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Hey dandl, I really only go online if I need a driver from a manufacturer sometimes, other than that it's mostly off. Thanks for the advice, I'll check it out.

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