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"Vote Now " PopUp ?
« on: October 17, 2005, 05:17:35 PM »
As I connected to the Internet just now The " a "ball was spinning in my taskbar and I thought nothing of it. The usual virus update . Then a popup appeared not the Blue,(" virus Database has been Updated " ) or Red (" there's been a problem trying to update")  but an Orange " Vote Now For Avast!! "
I've voted already via the thread at the top of this Forum, and then it hit me that is this right  :(.
 Sure I love Avast! and think it deserves all the attention it can get. I clicked on the popup menu and was re-directed to the Secure Computing 2006 Awards voting page, which was unavailable at the time.
Then I thought is this right, having the Update/Error popup Tab redirecting me to vote for Avast!. I have already, and gee wizz, I just don't know if it's a great idea to use this method ???
How do other Avast! user's  feel...?

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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2005, 05:31:01 PM »
I like that new way avast news are shown.  ;) But it was strange to see orange window. I thought something really serious happened...  ;D
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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2005, 05:34:12 PM »
I didn't saw such a window, when my avast! was updating.
But anyway, I think that this is a good idea  ;D

P.S.> I will be watching for the window the next time when avast! is updating  ;D
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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2005, 05:35:36 PM »
I like that new way avast news are shown. ;) But it was strange to see orange window. I thought something really serious happened... ;D
Yeah, gave me a surprise... :o :o ;D ;D ;D

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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2005, 05:43:29 PM »
I clicked on the popup menu and was re-directed to the Secure Computing 2006 Awards voting page, which was unavailable at the time.
For me the same, Service Unavailable  ::)
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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2005, 05:47:57 PM »
Same here!I'll vote later when the service is available again  ;)

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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2005, 05:59:05 PM »
I switched to linux for a while now
Windows have not enough of what I need.
I hope that avast for linux will come soon ;) out of beta.
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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2005, 06:15:01 PM »
I think since the iNews pop-up the Secure Computing server can't cope with the load ;D

I wonder if they will get a little suspicious at all this extra activity ;D

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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2005, 07:05:29 PM »
I'd like to see more of this news, you know info's about the latest builds, latest virus threats and such.I think it would be nice  :)

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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2005, 07:14:09 PM »
I've just saw that new window ;D
I like it :)
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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2005, 07:35:38 PM »
This is first time I saw iNews works. ;D
« Last Edit: October 17, 2005, 07:39:55 PM by Shino »

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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2005, 08:02:54 PM »
I like this feature also, but of course it would be nice for the server to be working. :-\

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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2005, 08:06:57 PM »
I like this feature also, but of course it would be nice for the server to be working. :-\
I've tested three different times today and nothing  :P
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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2005, 03:56:49 AM »
It makes me wonder how accurate their voting sytem is when it's not even accessible to the majority of users here (due to their servers likely being overloaded)...   I also couldn't vote today...

But when their system allows me to, I'll most certainly vote for avast! as being my favorite anti-virus solution!   Because avast! is the best!   :D

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Re: "Vote Now " PopUp ?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2005, 01:41:55 PM »
iNews should be used more often imo. Many other AV companies use such services to announce new outbreaks and so on. I wonder why avast! has it when they almost never use it (last time was almost 2 years ago if i remember correctly)?

 

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