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  • "beatnik" started this thread

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Oct 11th 2011

Operating System:
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Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 1:17am

Free Avira and XP SP2 64 bit

Hello, I tried upgrading to the new version of Free Avira but when I tried installing I received an error message that suggested that I need XP sp2 “64 bit”. I have 32 bit. So is that correct, Avira free will no longer run on my XP SP2 “32 bit xp platform, or am I missing something here?



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Elwood

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Date of registration:
Jan 6th 2006

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Avira Free Antivirus

Operating System:
XP HE Sp3

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Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 4:51am

You need SP3, the new version of Avira requires it.
SeaMonkey 2.23
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Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 2:42am

You are not alone. I use XP Pro SP2 and will NOT upgrade to SP3. I had SP3 on a virtual machine running XP Pro when it first came out. I went back to SP2. after trying SP3 for about two 2 weeks. It doesn't really matter to me because Avira lost my trust when they partnered with sleazware vendor ASK.com and scareware vendor Uniblue. I have removed Avira 9 from the virtual machine. I do still have Avira 8 on my host XP Pro SP2 machine but evidently Avira is going to stop those of us who use ver 8 and 9 from getting VDF and engine updates as of Jan 31, 2012 (even though the license doesn't expire until Nov 30, 2012...that is more evidence that Avira is no longer trustworthy - allowing inaccurate license date). I've left Avira 8 on this machine only because it is close to 6 years old, heavily used and my only machine. I am afraid to "disturb" it with a different AV (I started with Avira 7 on this machine).

I would suggest you look for another AV...unless you want to install SP3. Or you could continue to use version 10 as it will be supported for about a year after 12's release date.
"If you want to do DRM on a PC then you need to treat the user as the enemy." Ross Anderson in "`Trusted Computing' Frequently Asked Questions"

Elwood

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Date of registration:
Jan 6th 2006

Version:
Avira Free Antivirus

Operating System:
XP HE Sp3

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Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 2:58am

What exactly did you find wrong with SP3? XP runs better than it ever did before for me...
SeaMonkey 2.23
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Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 11:04am

What exactly did you find wrong with SP3? XP runs better than it ever did before for me...



It's been so long ago that I can't recall now.
"If you want to do DRM on a PC then you need to treat the user as the enemy." Ross Anderson in "`Trusted Computing' Frequently Asked Questions"