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    Avast! antivirus -How to get register code into the program

    Hallo
    I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and downloaded Avast! Antivirus for Workstation. Then I extracted it. After that I went with the cd command into the directory desktop and installed it with sudo install-desktop-entries.sh install. The installation worked but I cannot open the program in order to enter the registeration code without which the program will not work. I have little experience with Ubuntu, but some years ago I had some experience with Suse Linux KDE version. Can someone help me.

    TIA

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    Re: Avast! antivirus -How to get register code into the program

    open a terminal and enter

    Code:
    avastgui
    that should open the GUI

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Avast! antivirus -How to get register code into the program

    The problem is when I do that I get the following message: (avastgui:2755)) Gtk-WARNING **: unable to locate theme engine in module_path: Pixmap" and this four times in a sequence.
    Furthermore there is an error message. An error message occured in avast! engine. Invalid argument.

    When I click details I see: Deleted stale lock file

    Thank you very much, but avastgui alone seems not to help.

    I have tried that earlier.

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    Re: Avast! antivirus -How to get register code into the program

    I have had to remove avast from my laptop in the last few days it was constantly crashing my pc.
    Sorry I can't help as I'm a newbie too, good look getting it to work
    Trixe

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    Re: Avast! antivirus -How to get register code into the program

    Try looking here :

    http://tinyurl.com/7l6ltff

    for a possible solution.

    hope this helps.

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    [Solved] Re: Avast! antivirus -How to get register code into the program

    Thank you very much for your help. But I got tired of Avast and dumped it. I turned to avg and it works fine without any problems. I know that program from those times I still used Suse. The only disadvantage is that it is completely command-based but it is simple.

    Thank you very much to all of you for your help.

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    Re: Avast! antivirus -How to get register code into the program

    You can mark the thread as solved by using the Thread Tools at the top of the thread.


    Might be worthwhile just dropping an email to Avast to let them know that this particular bug is turning a lot of people away from their product.


    Glad you found a suitable alternative though.

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