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Title: 1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Vlk on January 28, 2004, 11:42:03 AM
Allright folks, I'm extremely excited to announce that today it's this forum's 1st anniversary!! ;D

I believe that the forum is a tremendous success, and that's mainly because of you, its users! So I'd like to thank everyone who's participating for doing so - the forum archive is now a pretty decent knowledge base about avast, and also serves us as one of the most important guides for what to include in the upcoming versions...

Some forums stats (at the time of writing):
Registered Users: 2,366
Total posts: 17,448
Total topics: 2,388
Most people online simultaneously: 31 (just yesterday :))

More stats here: http://www.avast.com/forum/index.php?board=;action=stats


Thanks again,
Vlk
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: CoJo on January 28, 2004, 03:22:42 PM
Congratulations to Avast! and the forum users!

yes, Vlk, it has become a great source of information...a tribute to the willingness of people every where to share their knowledge and expertise...freely and with encouragement to those with particular needs---like myself who is not computer savvy :)
but I have learned and have tried to put into practice what has been recommended...and even when I messed up and had to come back for more help, that help was still given without any put downs or grumbles (at least publically!)

my thanks to all...

cojo
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Eddy on January 28, 2004, 03:29:36 PM
Congratulations !!!!!!! And thanks for setting up this forum. It helped me and a lot of other users already. I'm even using it as a sort of knowledgebase in #windows95 on irc to help other people. Really great resource. Keep up the good work, I'm loving it :D
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Technodrome on January 28, 2004, 04:12:52 PM
Congratulations and I wish you many years of success. (http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif)(http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif)



tECHNODROME
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: mr.morden on January 28, 2004, 04:23:14 PM
yay!

mods rocks and rest will follow

big thx to all who helps others
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Tipton on January 28, 2004, 09:45:27 PM
This is a good forum, and is a great place for new Avast users to gain knowledge. I have to say though, the included voice announcements in Avast, scared the Hel* out of me the first time the virus defs auto loaded. I have some 5.1 surround speakers on my system that were turned up during my first virus def update.

Anyway. congrats on the one year anniversary for the forum!

Douglas
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Christopher on January 28, 2004, 10:55:31 PM
@ Vlk

IMHO *we* (avast! users) should thank the complete avast! team  :D

Thanks for a great prog and an indeed very interesting forum !
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: MikeBCda on January 28, 2004, 11:24:01 PM
Thanks and best to the avast team, and the mods, and of course to everyone who participates here.

I think when I first came here, a few weeks ago, what impressed me most was the wide range of participation, from the Alwil professionals to relatively experienced users to those who (rightly or wrongly) consider themselves computer-illiterate.  And everyone's got something to contribute here.

And it's always nice to learn that regardless of experience or professional status, we are frequently encountering the same mysterious problems and are working together to find fixes.  I'm not by any means the only one who's glad to learn that the problem wasn't from my doing something wrong.

Best to all -- and keep up the great work,
Mike
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: CoJo on January 29, 2004, 01:10:07 AM
Douglas...please don't be mad but this gave me a hearty laugh because much the same happened with me...it was totally unexpected, I jumped in surprise which scared my dogs who then started barking and that scared the cats and all four of them would not go near the computer for days (I'm used to at least one of the cats helping me type).
OMG! It's not me wreaking havoc on my computer!! It's my cats ;D

cojo

 " I have to say though, the included voice announcements in Avast, scared the Hel* out of me the first time the virus defs auto loaded. I have some 5.1 surround speakers on my system that were turned up during my first virus def update."
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: .: Mac :. on January 29, 2004, 01:18:07 AM
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" I have to say though, the included voice announcements in Avast, scared the Hel* out of me the first time the virus defs auto loaded. I have some 5.1 surround speakers on my system that were turned up during my first virus def update."
Same here  ;)
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Dave50 on January 29, 2004, 01:18:46 AM
Sincerest congratulations to the entire Avast! Team and everyone on this forum -- the moderators, the regulars as well as those who stop by only now and then.  No other forum that I know of has participants who are as willing to help and it's pretty obvious that the primary goal is to make what is already the best antivirus even better.  We had three virus definition updates on Monday.  I've never seen any other antivirus do that.
Thanks to Avast!, we are protected.  Well done everyone.
Avast! Team -- keep up the great work!

Dave
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: .: Mac :. on January 29, 2004, 01:23:29 AM
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We had three virus definition updates on Monday.  I've never seen any other antivirus do that.
F-Secure has a number of times  ;D
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Culpeper on January 29, 2004, 04:10:09 AM
[size=8]FIRST ANNIVERSARY?[/size][/tt]

(http://members.trailnet.com/sophieb/MGnormal_065.jpg)

Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: CoJo on January 29, 2004, 04:13:11 AM
Culpeper? the purpose of the picture?

cojo
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Culpeper on January 29, 2004, 04:20:23 AM
The expression on her face?
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: CoJo on January 29, 2004, 04:27:12 AM
 ;D ;D...yeah, right!!
yes, I have a dirty but very healthy mind for an old broad!

cojo
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Culpeper on January 29, 2004, 05:04:26 AM
I had a sneaky suspicion ;D
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: MWassef on January 29, 2004, 11:42:14 AM
Congrats 2 u all  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: EverlastingGaze on January 29, 2004, 12:49:41 PM
Congratualations to the Avast-programmers-team for listening to the Avast-users on the forum(s)!  This is really the best support you can think off!!  :D - Keep up the good work,...I would say :)
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: BBFI on January 29, 2004, 07:05:21 PM
MikeBCda says it the best -
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Thanks and best to the avast team, and the mods, and of course to everyone who participates here.

I think when I first came here, a few weeks ago, what impressed me most was the wide range of participation, from the Alwil professionals to relatively experienced users to those who (rightly or wrongly) consider themselves computer-illiterate.  And everyone's got something to contribute here.

And it's always nice to learn that regardless of experience or professional status, we are frequently encountering the same mysterious problems and are working together to find fixes.  I'm not by any means the only one who's glad to learn that the problem wasn't from my doing something wrong.

I have visited many forums and done quite a few posts (well, maybe not as many as some of you guys and gals) but the Avast forum is tops (True Launch Bar forum is great also).  Many forums do not have the collaboration between users and developers like here.  Posts are usually answered quickly, either by another member or by the Avast team.  I enjoy reading the posts and getting info and help at Avast.  God led me to the right place.   :D
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Tipton on January 30, 2004, 02:09:15 AM
I came here a few weeks ago, looking for an alternative to Norton. I was a long time Norton user, and gave Avast free home edition a try. My first impressions were really good! I have a fast PC and love eye candy, and Avast provides that 100%. I also am very paticular as to what software is loaded on my system. I instantly saw the slow shut down issue that Avast had. I started a thread on this annoyance, and here it is just a few weeks later, and the problem is gone. I have to say I am impressed, especially after waiting days just to get a simple reply from the folks at Symantec when I had an issue.  This forum is great, and the creators of Avast deserve applaud for their great product.  

Thanks again!  :)

Douglas
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: .: Mac :. on January 30, 2004, 09:28:46 PM
 
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I also am very paticular as to what software is loaded on my system
Me too only avast and F-secure may run on my system. Would use them on mac if there whas a mac Version
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Hornus Continuum on January 31, 2004, 12:24:18 AM
To All,

Congratulations on the 1st anniversary.  It's a great place to hang out and grow.  Thanks to everyone for their contributions.

To Douglas,

You think the "Virus database has been updated." audio clip scared you.  Wait till the first time avast! announces that a virus has been found.

Regards,
Hornus
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: CoJo on February 01, 2004, 06:29:30 AM
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To Douglas,

You think the "Virus database has been updated." audio clip scared you.  Wait till the first time avast! announces that a virus has been found.

Regards,
Hornus

For Sure!!
I was ready to load up the shotgun and wake Ole Blue and do some (virus) hunting... ;D  rednecks do that ya know 8)

cojo
resident of the Deep South...where we take any alarms very seriously! hey, it's cause for hunting or fishing...
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: CoJo on February 01, 2004, 06:31:39 AM
I had a sneaky suspicion ;D

sigh, is it that obvious??

cojo
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: .: Mac :. on February 01, 2004, 06:27:05 PM
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cojo
resident of the Deep South...where we take any alarms very seriously! hey, it's cause for hunting or fishing

That is sooo true  :)  Im proud to live in NC
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: CoJo on February 02, 2004, 12:15:16 AM
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That is sooo true    Im proud to live in NC

uhmm, Mac? when ya live as far south as I do, NC is considered Yankee land ;D

cojo
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: Culpeper on February 02, 2004, 01:18:20 AM
The South shall rise again!  I have relatives/ancestors that fought for the South.  Most of them are buried up North some where  :-\
Title: Re:1ST ANNIVERSARY!!!
Post by: .: Mac :. on February 02, 2004, 02:48:27 AM
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uhmm, Mac? when ya live as far south as I do, NC is considered Yankee land
well then ill move to florida  ;D

NC is far enough south for me. it already gets too hot here!