Avast 2015: Switching between Avast Free Antivirus and trial version of Avast Internet Security

About the trial offer for Avast Internet Security 2015

If you are using an older version of Avast Free Antivirus and you manually update the program version, you may be offered a free trial forAvast Internet Security. If you accept the offer your program will update to the latest version of Avast Internet Security 2015 for a free 20-day trial period. You can always switch back to the latest version of Avast Free Antivirus 2015, or purchase and insert a license file to continue using Avast Internet Security 2015 after the 20-day trial period.

How to upgrade to the trial for Avast Internet Security 2015

You can switch Avast Free Antivirus to the trial version of Avast Internet Security 2015 while manually updating your program.

  1. Right-click on the Avast orange ball icon in the system tray, select Update from the menu and then click Program,
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    ...or you can click Update now when an Avast information popup appears above the Avast orange ball icon in the system tray.
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  2. When a dialog box offering the Trial version of Avast Internet Security 2015 appears, click the Update button under Essential update + Internet Security.
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    Note:
    Selecting the option under Essential update updates to the latest version of Avast Free Antivirus 2015 - for more information please read the following article:


  3. The UPDATE screen in the Avast user interface shows you then an overall progress of the Program update.
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  4. Restart your computer to complete the process. Click Yes to reboot immediately.
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  5. Once the computer has restarted, you may be offered to install a recommended product. You can opt out by unticking the checkboxes in the lower left corner of the window before clicking Continue.

If you want to continue using Avast Internet Security 2015 after the 20-day trial period expires, you must purchase and insert a license file. For instructions please read the following article:

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How to switch back to Avast Free Antivirus 2015

If you want to switch back to the latest version of Avast Free Antivirus 2015, please follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Avast orange ball icon in the system tray and select Subscription information from the menu.
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  2. On the bottom of the screen expand the section Other options by clicking the arrow icon on the right, and then click Switch me back to Avast Free.
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  3. The UPDATE screen in the Avast user interface shows progress of the Program update.
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  4. Restart your computer to complete the process. Click Yes to reboot.
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Once the computer has restarted, the latest version of Avast Free Antivirus 2015 should be back on your computer and ready to use. If you have not registered it yet during 30 days trial period after the initial installation, you need to register to get your free license to continue to use it and stay protected. For more information and detailed step-by-step instructions please read the following article:

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Once you have registered the program, you can continue to use Avast Free Antivirus 2015 and receive automatic updates for 12 months from the date of registration. At the end of that time, it will be necessary simply to register for a new free license for further use of the program and to remain protected against the very latest threats.


Conditions

Avast Internet Security 2015
Avast Free Antivirus 2015

Operating systems:


Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic / Home Premium / Business / Enterprise / Ultimate
Microsoft Windows XP Home / Professional / Media Center Edition

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