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Title: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on July 07, 2016, 02:40:08 PM
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https://blog.avast.com/avast-and-avg-a-future-together
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Asyn on July 07, 2016, 02:46:06 PM
You're a bit late Bob. ;)
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=188195.0
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Be Secure on July 07, 2016, 02:48:53 PM
What is your reaction on this?@Bob :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on July 07, 2016, 03:06:23 PM
You're a bit late Bob. ;)
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=188195.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=188195.0)
Since Deborah works for Avast, she has inside information. :)
@ Be Secure,
In unity there is strength. :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Be Secure on July 07, 2016, 03:33:32 PM
You're a bit late Bob. ;)
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=188195.0 (https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=188195.0)
Since Deborah works for Avast, she has inside information. :)
@ Be Secure,
In unity there is strength. :)
But the privacy issue of AVG worried me a lot.They sells user data.I found MT members reaction on this:https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-acquires-antivirus-maker-avg.61184/#post-521199 (https://malwaretips.com/threads/avast-acquires-antivirus-maker-avg.61184/#post-521199)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: CraigB on July 07, 2016, 03:37:34 PM
But the privacy issue of AVG worried me a lot.They sells user data.
But they'll be owned by Avast so that would obviously change.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Be Secure on July 07, 2016, 03:38:31 PM
But the privacy issue of AVG worried me a lot.They sells user data.
But they'll be owned by Avast so that would obviously change.
Hope so. :D
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Lisandro on July 07, 2016, 04:14:59 PM
In unity there is strength. :)
+1
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: cakwatu2@gmail.com on July 07, 2016, 05:34:29 PM
This is interesting, I'm assuming Avast would adopt some of AVG's technologies, however, Avast seems to be superior in terms of innovation. I'm going to watch closely and see what happens after the deal is finalized.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Tonanet on July 07, 2016, 07:33:56 PM
Hello!

So, is there a chance that both AVs become one in future?

Thanks!

Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: RejZoR on July 07, 2016, 09:47:18 PM
Hello!

So, is there a chance that both AVs become one in future?

Thanks!

That's what always happens in the end. I find it very unlikely that they will run both independently and only share useful data about malware between each other. That would be highly inefficient.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Pondus on July 07, 2016, 10:02:59 PM
Hello!

So, is there a chance that both AVs become one in future?

Thanks!
Yepp

December 2013 > Blue Coat Acquires Norman Shark
https://www.bluecoat.com/company/press-releases/blue-coat-acquires-norman-shark

a mont ago > Symantec to Acquire Blue Coat and Define the Future of Cybersecurity
https://www.symantec.com/about/newsroom/press-releases/2016/symantec_0612_01

November 2014  >  AVG Technologies acquires Norman Safeground
http://www.norman.com/business/news_media/news/avg_technologies_acquire__norman__safeground

AVG is now trying to migrate all existing Norman customers over to AVG products
Norman software is slowly phased out and january 2018 it is probaly all gone and Norman is history

And now avast eat AVG and 2-3 years from now AVG is gone ....  Survival of the fittest.




Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: stibi on July 07, 2016, 10:18:03 PM
In unity there is strength.
Maybe - but often it's better to have business competition  ;D
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on July 07, 2016, 10:24:00 PM
In unity there is strength.
Maybe - but often it's better to have business competition  ;D
Combining the two, should result in one that's better than the rest of the competition.  :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Pondus on July 07, 2016, 10:34:00 PM
3 ... or 2,5  Blue coat got half of Norman

Norman > AVG >  avast 


Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: DavidR on July 07, 2016, 10:34:50 PM
In unity there is strength.
Maybe - but often it's better to have business competition  ;D
Combining the two, should result in one that's better than the rest of the competition.  :)

For me paying $1.3 billion is steep, what is it that they are paying for (products and or user base). In either case they are going to want to recover that investment.

Now the $64,000 question (excuse the pun), how do they plan to do that.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on July 07, 2016, 10:37:20 PM
In unity there is strength.
Maybe - but often it's better to have business competition  ;D
Combining the two, should result in one that's better than the rest of the competition.  :)

For me paying $1.3 billion is steep, what is it that they are paying for (products and or user base). In either case they are going to want to recover that investment.

Now the $64,000 question (excuse the pun), how do they plan to do that.
Since AVG is already a publicly traded Company, it makes getting listed on the Exchange easier. :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: DavidR on July 08, 2016, 12:40:57 AM
In unity there is strength.
Maybe - but often it's better to have business competition  ;D
Combining the two, should result in one that's better than the rest of the competition.  :)

For me paying $1.3 billion is steep, what is it that they are paying for (products and or user base). In either case they are going to want to recover that investment.

Now the $64,000 question (excuse the pun), how do they plan to do that.
Since AVG is already a publicly traded Company, it makes getting listed on the Exchange easier. :)

I though Avast had gone though this process some time ago, but ended up with some investors ?
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on July 08, 2016, 12:44:37 AM
Avast decided not too, since the market at that time, was not favorable.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: pgalmj@yahoo.co.uk on July 08, 2016, 01:22:53 AM
In unity there is strength.
Maybe - but often it's better to have business competition  ;D
Combining the two, should result in one that's better than the rest of the competition.  :)

For me paying $1.3 billion is steep, what is it that they are paying for (products and or user base). In either case they are going to want to recover that investment.

Now the $64,000 question (excuse the pun), how do they plan to do that.
I fear there will soon be a paid for service only....
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on July 08, 2016, 01:35:32 AM
In unity there is strength.
Maybe - but often it's better to have business competition  ;D
Combining the two, should result in one that's better than the rest of the competition.  :)

For me paying $1.3 billion is steep, what is it that they are paying for (products and or user base). In either case they are going to want to recover that investment.

Now the $64,000 question (excuse the pun), how do they plan to do that.
I fear there will soon be a paid for service only....
Based on WHAT ??? Sorry but I think you're totally off base.  :o
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: pgalmj@yahoo.co.uk on July 08, 2016, 01:43:29 AM
In unity there is strength.
Maybe - but often it's better to have business competition  ;D
Combining the two, should result in one that's better than the rest of the competition.  :)

For me paying $1.3 billion is steep, what is it that they are paying for (products and or user base). In either case they are going to want to recover that investment.

Now the $64,000 question (excuse the pun), how do they plan to do that.
I fear there will soon be a paid for service only....
Based on WHAT ??? Sorry but I think you're totally off base.  :o
No need to apologize,and no need to start the caps lock shouting thanks.

Just my thoughts,not based as its still in the pipeline.

totally off base ?  stupid comment.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Lisandro on July 08, 2016, 02:04:56 AM
I fear there will soon be a paid for service only....
You can sleep happily without this fear :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: RejZoR on July 08, 2016, 07:40:05 AM
Why would avast! change their business model which apparently works? If it wasn't working, they wouldn't be expanding this much and buying a rival company for 1.3 billion. That's not something done by companies that struggle... Of course things change and adapt so it can't be for certain, but as it is, I don't think much will change in terms of avast!'s business model.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: TrueIndian on July 08, 2016, 02:01:37 PM
Avast! is buying avg  ::)

What is it going to be Now? AVG+Avast!

Interesting enough,I want to see if this improves avast! detection ratios by any strike in the sky.I hope it brings good to the users at the end of the day rather than all hype  :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: CraigB on July 08, 2016, 02:12:21 PM
Avast! is buying avg  ::)

What is it going to be Now? AVG+Avast!= AVgast ;D ;D 
Aren't you just copying what TairikuOkami said on Wilders :(
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on July 08, 2016, 02:16:00 PM
Avast! is buying avg  ::)

What is it going to be Now? AVG+Avast!= AVgast ;D ;D 
Aren't you just copying what TairikuOkami said on Wilders :(
I thought the remark was a bit childish there and isn't any more mature here. :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: CraigB on July 08, 2016, 02:24:24 PM
Avast! is buying avg  ::)

What is it going to be Now? AVG+Avast!= AVgast ;D ;D 
Aren't you just copying what TairikuOkami said on Wilders :(
I thought the remark was a bit childish there and isn't any more mature here. :)
Agreed +1

It's amazing how many twits will crawl out from under their rock to state some stupid remark they think is humorous.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: DavidR on July 08, 2016, 02:46:58 PM
When you pay $1.3 billion for a company I somehow doubt it is going to be a merged or reinvented name, what would be the point of that.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: RejZoR on July 08, 2016, 08:44:30 PM
They'll just assimilate it inside avast! brand. Anything else would make no sense...
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on September 08, 2016, 04:31:05 PM
Any further news on this:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1473344815990-84942.png)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Lisandro on September 08, 2016, 06:41:59 PM
Any further news on this:
(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1473344815990-84942.png)
Due to the nature of the (possible) acquisition, rules and regulations, there is nothing to be commented or disclosed at the moment.
Only official and public information is allowed.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: RejZoR on September 08, 2016, 11:22:49 PM
As Vlk said somewhere else, the acquisition is under inspection of regulators to see if everything is in order. Until that is done, they can't really release any statements. When regulators give a clear go, acquisition will be confirmed and carried out. After that, you can expect more public announcements about the deal itself and future plans for both, avast! and AVG.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2016, 03:52:05 PM

(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1475243502914-35401.png)
https://blog.avast.com/avast-and-avg-become-one
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: RejZoR on September 30, 2016, 04:37:00 PM
Interesting, they've decided to keep both brands separate while merging the protection capabilities. A bit surprising move, but then again not so much. If they sacked AVG, people who loved it might jump ship with competitor. Where now, nothing will really change except AVG getting even better protection wise. So, existing avast! users will be happy as well as existing AVG users. Things may change in the future, but for now, it kinda sounds logical.

Can't wait to see what they plan for early 2017 as mentioned in the PR release. AVG as well as avast! made huge strides in protection, being merged, they might actually become the most serious threat to BitDefender and Kaspersky who ruled all the protection tests so far. It's going to be interesting for sure :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Rednose on September 30, 2016, 04:51:00 PM
I am curious what this means for Avast's wish to go to the Stock Market, as AVG has already a notation on it.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Eddy on September 30, 2016, 05:01:05 PM
One thing that avast can learn from avg is how to use ads for their products.

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with the largest consumer installed base in the world
I guess it is just how you look at it.
Kaspersky also is protecting over 400m users.
And with the amount of avast users dropping for many months....
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Pondus on September 30, 2016, 05:19:21 PM
And the forum logo has changed   ;)

Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Rednose on September 30, 2016, 05:28:27 PM
And the forum logo has changed   ;)

Not only on the forum.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Rednose on September 30, 2016, 05:49:39 PM
And Chocholo has changed the color scheme as well.
Where are my sunglasses :o

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Secondmineboy on September 30, 2016, 08:02:17 PM
And Chocholo has changed the color scheme as well.
Where are my sunglasses :o

Greetz, Red.

It really looks not that good.

Also why is Avast still using SMF? Why not lets say XenForo which alot more Community related things like status updates for example.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: CraigB on September 30, 2016, 08:05:23 PM
And Chocholo has changed the color scheme as well.
Where are my sunglasses :o

Greetz, Red.
Yeah it's certainly a very strong colour, the Avast forum has always had to much white space as well and I find it give me headaches after to long here.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: CraigB on September 30, 2016, 08:08:52 PM
Also why is Avast still using SMF? Why not lets say XenForo which alot more Community related things like status updates for example.
And if we are to still keep using SMF it should at least be updated to the latest version 2.0.12
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Secondmineboy on September 30, 2016, 08:10:23 PM
Also why is Avast still using SMF? Why not lets say XenForo which alot more Community related things like status updates for example.
And if we are to still keep using SMF it should at least be updated to the latest version 2.0.12
SMF isnt the only thing that needs an Upgrade. And SMF sucks BTW
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: CraigB on September 30, 2016, 08:16:11 PM
Nothing wrong with SMF itself, it works fine and other features could be added to it to make it more usable like Simple Portal.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2016, 08:58:22 PM
Off Topic. :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Secondmineboy on September 30, 2016, 09:00:17 PM
Off Topic. :)

Delete it then :P

No seriously i hope Avast will move into a better direction of security and not of data collection.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: abruptum on September 30, 2016, 09:01:02 PM
This is not a Trump joke, but this orange abomination is killing me.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on September 30, 2016, 09:40:04 PM
This is not a Trump joke, but this orange abomination is killing me.
Put on sunglasses. :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: stibi on September 30, 2016, 11:54:55 PM
In unity there is strength.
Maybe - but often it's better to have business competition  ;D
Combining the two, should result in one that's better than the rest of the competition.  :)

Dream further on ... I don't.
It's only marketing that counts.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Coolmario88 on October 01, 2016, 02:46:02 AM
Congrats avast, I like your new icon and I'm glad to hear the good news that you acquired avg.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on October 06, 2016, 05:06:43 PM

(http://screencast-o-matic.com/screenshots/u/Lh/1475766269120-10788.png)
https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/09/30/what-buyout-means-400-million-avast-avg-users-qa/?utm_source=parallax&utm_medium=info%20ads&utm_campaign=ParallaxQ316&utm_content=Article11BuyoutAvast%26AVG
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: RejZoR on October 06, 2016, 09:20:53 PM
I hope they'll make a complete crossover of features. avast! will finally gain a proper behavior blocker and enhanced cloud from AVG and AVG will gain new features like CyberCapture and hardened mode in addition to everything it already has plus a lot of smaller features. Only thing I'm afraid of will be the division between two products on the shoulders of the consumer. Which one to use, AVG or avast!. In general I have plans to stick with avast!, but I think I'll be reinstalling both quite often hehe XD
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: bob3160 on October 06, 2016, 10:05:05 PM
I hope they'll make a complete crossover of features. avast! will finally gain a proper behavior blocker and enhanced cloud from AVG and AVG will gain new features like CyberCapture and hardened mode in addition to everything it already has plus a lot of smaller features. Only thing I'm afraid of will be the division between two products on the shoulders of the consumer. Which one to use, AVG or avast!. In general I have plans to stick with avast!, but I think I'll be reinstalling both quite often hehe XD
I may be running Avast on some systems and try out AVG on some others. Eventually there will only be one product, Avast. :)
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Rednose on October 07, 2016, 02:13:23 AM
As for Malware analysis and Cloud features like CyberCapture, it should be not that hard to combine/join efforts imo.

Greetz, Red.
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Lisandro on October 07, 2016, 07:44:04 PM
https://www.the-parallax.com/2016/09/30/what-buyout-means-400-million-avast-avg-users-qa
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In the freemium market, the only other meaningful players are Microsoft, Qihoo, and Avira in Germany. Avira’s pretty small in Germany these days.

So, what does Avira have that makes it so good in detection?
Title: Re: Avast and AVG Together ???
Post by: Rednose on October 07, 2016, 08:27:25 PM
So, what does Avira have that makes it so good in detection?

Deutsche Gründlichkeit ;)

Greetz, Red.