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Title: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Vlk on May 15, 2015, 10:59:14 PM
Hi all,

I'm glad to announce that we finally managed to legally offer Avast in Iran and Cuba. This was a long process as these countries are still subject to certain international sanctions - but we're now free to do it.

And of course, the Avast products are available in the local languages as well (Farsi and Spanish).

Please, help us spread the word if you have any connections to those countries, as we're one of a very few "Western" vendors who managed to get all the paperwork done and can offer a security product in those countries. I'm genuinely looking forward to (re)building our user base in those countries soon.

Thanks!
Vlk
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Rednose on May 15, 2015, 11:35:12 PM
Wow, that is good news :)

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: polonus on May 16, 2015, 12:12:16 AM
Congratulations to you Vlk with getting these important markets back.
I wish that Avast may thrive further globally and also the cordial Avast family.  :)

Also great that our good friend Omid Farhang can again fully enjoy Avast AV.

polonus

Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: bob3160 on May 16, 2015, 12:18:53 AM
Congratulations to you Vlk with getting these important markets back.
I wish that Avast may thrive further globally and also the cordial Avast family.  :)

Also great that our good friend Omid Farhang can again fully enjoy Avast AV.

polonus
I've already alerted him via Skype. :)
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: iroc9555 on May 16, 2015, 01:04:53 AM
Posted in the Spanish Forum already.

Thanks Vlk.
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Staticguy on May 16, 2015, 02:16:40 AM
Congratulations to Vlk and to all avast team for this amazing job. We all hope that in the future Avast can get even more countries to install this amazing antivirus called Avast. I have few friends who are from Iran to spread this word.

Job well done Avast  :)
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Lisandro on May 16, 2015, 03:00:45 AM
Congratulations for all hard work hidden behind such good news!
Omid, come back!
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Winderin on May 16, 2015, 01:38:03 PM
 :o OK, China blocked avast  how to do?
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Lisandro on May 16, 2015, 01:57:22 PM
:o OK, China blocked avast  how to do?
A long way journey pal...
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: NON on May 16, 2015, 03:33:26 PM
Congratulations to avast team for achieving re-entrance to those countries.
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Winderin on May 16, 2015, 10:24:43 PM
:o OK, China blocked avast  how to do?
A long way journey pal...
No ..... avast! Want to give up China? :'(
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: bob3160 on May 16, 2015, 10:35:12 PM
:o OK, China blocked avast  how to do?
A long way journey pal...
No ..... avast! Want to give up China? :'(
Sorry but you are totally wrong and apparently misinformed. :o
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: DavidR on May 16, 2015, 10:36:19 PM
:o OK, China blocked avast  how to do?
A long way journey pal...
No ..... avast! Want to give up China? :'(

It has nothing to do with avast, but the Great Chinese Firewall blocking access.
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: polonus on May 16, 2015, 10:44:38 PM
Hi DavidR,

The procedure to follow is migrate to a server or servers that haven't be blocked by Chinese authorities, the other procedures are vary tedious and not always succesfull. Mind that also various links may be frowned upon as China blocks Google and all the apps from Google channels, so there you have to use Chinese native equivalents.
The official way is described here: http://www.chinalawandpractice.com/Article/1692561/Channel/7576/Software-Licensing-and-Use-Restrictions.html

polonus
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: DavidR on May 16, 2015, 11:17:54 PM
I know the procedure, but the comment is directed to Winderin, who feels it is avast giving up on China.

You could be chassing your tail trying to keep up with the firewall blocking.
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Winderin on May 16, 2015, 11:33:05 PM
:o OK, China blocked avast  how to do?
A long way journey pal...
No ..... avast! Want to give up China? :'(

It has nothing to do with avast, but the Great Chinese Firewall blocking access.
::) Ok..I know China Great Firewall blocked avast!. However, this issue must avast come forward to resolve.  :-\
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Winderin on May 16, 2015, 11:39:25 PM
I know the procedure, but the comment is directed to Winderin, who feels it is avast giving up on China.

You could be chassing your tail trying to keep up with the firewall blocking.
I'm sorry, may I expression unclear. :o
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: polonus on May 16, 2015, 11:48:30 PM
Hi Winderin,

I also hope sincerely that China Mainland Authorities will open China to Avast again.
What DavidR says with his UK expression is that trying to get an unblocked server is a long and tiresome process, and one would feel afterwards like a dog that is chasing its tal (狗搖頭擺尾).

polonus

P.S. Here I see no problem: http://www.shuxun.net/index.asp  (Shanghai)
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: bob3160 on May 17, 2015, 12:27:13 AM
Don't block the entity that's being blocked but persuade the party doing the blocking.
Unless China stops the block. there isn't anything that Avast can do. Very simple to understand.
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: polonus on May 17, 2015, 01:53:44 AM
Hi bob3160,

The Chinese primairy blocking reason is one of sheer protectionism (not unknown to some Americans too  ;) and it pays:
Quote
China is keeping YouTube out because it has its own domestic video sites – Tudou and Youku – and it wants them to grow and prosper. Youku just made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange and is now worth around $5 billion.
Google’s departure has hugely benefited Baidu and now Alibaba, which has pushed the US giant into third place in the Chinese market.
Read: http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/malcolmmoore/100070017/why-does-china-block-foreign-websites/              link article author = Malcolm Moore (Shanghai Correspondent). So they probably aren't blocking Qihoo.  :D

Damian
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: bob3160 on May 17, 2015, 02:12:48 AM
Damien, how does that change the blocking of Avast for those that live in China ?
It is still the Chinese Government that's doing the blocking, not Avast. :)
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: polonus on May 17, 2015, 03:26:12 PM
Yes, bob3160, you are right. Avast cannot do anything but wait for a change.

polonus
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Vlk on May 17, 2015, 06:26:30 PM
We have a small team working on getting us unblocked in China. China is very restrictive about foreign security software, plus of course, the whole VPN thing (SecureLine) is also against the rules in China. :-x

Hopefully, it will get resolved soon.

Thanks
Vlk
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Winderin on May 17, 2015, 08:29:49 PM
We have a small team working on getting us unblocked in China. China is very restrictive about foreign security software, plus of course, the whole VPN thing (SecureLine) is also against the rules in China. :-x

Hopefully, it will get resolved soon.

Thanks
Vlk
Hoping to solve this problem soon as possible --- Come avast! I believe you can solve the problem! 8)
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: Dwarden on July 15, 2015, 02:45:06 AM
congrats to Avast team, good luck with your China related efforts
welcome our 'old-new' users from Iran and Cuba !
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: polonus on August 09, 2015, 03:14:06 PM
Avast dot com now is 33% unblocked in China, see: https://en.greatfire.org/www.avast.com
Do not use wordpress as that comes 100% blocked, China has their own versions of the software.
So one should seek to use the Chinese equivalents of blocked software.
https://blog.avast.com in China comes no longer blocked - 100% accessible.
https://en.greatfire.org/https/blog.avast.com

polonus
Title: Re: Welcome again, users in Iran and Cuba!
Post by: arsalan404 on February 21, 2018, 10:42:26 PM
Hello

You restricted again Iranian users,can you please say to me why and what we do with avast users that buy your subscriptions?

Best regards