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Offline flashkube

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Why is Avast Free for Mac?
« on: January 03, 2013, 08:44:17 PM »
Hi,

I installed Avast for Mac and really like it.   But why is it free?   If I'm not paying them don't they have to make money some other way such as monitoring my browsing or something like that in order to sell information to advertisers?

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Re: Why is Avast Free for Mac?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013, 08:52:49 PM »
Why not, windows users get a free version.  There is also the pro version which does cost

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avast! Pro Antivirus 7.x for Mac aims to business customers which aren't allowed to use avast! Free Antivirus 7.x for Mac that is only for personal and non-commercial use. avast! Pro Antivirus 7.x for Mac can be purchased through avast! Business Partners only. Once you have purchased avast! Pro Antivirus 7.x for Mac, an e-mail with your license file attached will be sent to the e-mail address specified during the purchase process. In order to insert the license file into avast! Pro Antivirus 7.x for Mac you'll need to have it already installed on your Mac.

No data or ads just a nice free antivirus what could be better

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Re: Why is Avast Free for Mac?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 09:26:30 PM »
Yes, I agree it is nice it is free but why is it free?  How does the business model work?

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Re: Why is Avast Free for Mac?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 09:39:52 PM »
Vince explains the rational here http://blog.avast.com/2009/07/20/380/

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Re: Why is Avast Free for Mac?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 11:07:14 PM »
If you use avast in firm you need to buy avast pro for Mac
On my site(Russian): http://avast-russia.com/avast!-pro-antivirus-dlya-mac.html
On another reseller site(Spain): http://www.avast-antivirus.es/avast-pro-mac.html

Avast don't sales directly this version, you can buy only from reseller net.
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Re: Why is Avast Free for Mac?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 11:10:12 PM »
And minus: Avast Pro don't have special features and = Free for Mac. I don't know why Avast don't do it some special things for not free version.
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Re: Why is Avast Free for Mac?
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 07:24:01 PM »
As other avast! Free Products:

  • avast! Free Antivirus (Windows)
  • avast! Free Antivirus for Mac
  • avast! Free Mobile Security (Android)

avast! is FREE for HOME NON-COMERCIAL USERS.
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