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Now That I Renewed My Avast Internet Security Subscription Avast FORCED ME To Update To The 2014 Version. Not Happy.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

Related post:
>> Renewed with trepidation — Dec. 1, 2012.
>> Careful updating to 9.0.1500 —
>> Oct. 22, 2013.
>> Not happy with Avast 8 — Mar. 16, 2013.



I had been resisting updating because I had read bad things about the 2014 version. Plus, I did NOT like Version 8. To me it was regressive.

I had been happy that Avast had not tried to coerce me into updating to 2014 for over a month — though whenever I looked at ‘updates’ I could see that version 9.0.1501 was primed and waiting to pounce.

So, I renewed yesterday — per the known devil is better than the unknown angel adage, albeit hoping that I could continue without having to update.


Today, it put the dreaded ‘yellow warning’ triangle against the Avast icon. That drives me nuts.

So I gave in and updated.

On this fairly fast PC it took a fair amount of time to update. I was surprised.

So far it seems to work though per speedtest.net I have lost about 1% of my bandwidth!

So, I am screwed. I hate PCs.