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waking

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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2014, 04:41:55 PM »
Edited my post: world to worldwide.
That doesn't change it's meaning.
For me, yes. Worldwide means counting the diversity of the world users.

They are not the same.

"world" is a noun.

"worldwide" is an adjective.

The phrase "in the worldwide." is grammatically incorrect, it needs a noun after the adjective such as:
"in the worldwide community".

"the biggest in the world" was correct.


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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2014, 04:45:59 PM »
@ waking,
You seem to forget that English is not the first language for many of the members of this forum.
It's nice of you to give an English lesson but, I know that wasn't your intent. :)
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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2014, 09:54:03 PM »
The phrase "in the worldwide." is grammatically incorrect, it needs a noun after the adjective such as:
"in the worldwide community".
Sorry, I'm not English native.
Will this solve what I wanted to say? That avast! Community is spread all over the world and "this" particular Community is the largest?
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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2014, 09:55:50 PM »
All of the avast settings is on in my system no disable features here.
Doesn't disabling update panel work?
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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2014, 10:51:00 PM »
I hate the ads too, but I'm afraid you've got to cope with it.
avast! can't stop doing ads, otherwise they would lose USERS. Users wouldn't use it, and the popularity would NEVER grow.
So please, don't complain. I'm sick of ads too, but you need to cope with it. :(
No company will ever stop doing ads. That would mean - nothing would be popular in the WORLD if nothing was providing ads.

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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2014, 11:15:43 PM »
Here is something to consider when using av-test(dot)org...

http://eugene.kaspersky.com/2013/05/09/av-test-certification-devalued/

IOW it's not to be trusted.
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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2014, 11:43:59 PM »
avast! can't stop doing ads, otherwise they would lose USERS. Users wouldn't use it, and the popularity would NEVER grow.

No company will ever stop doing ads. That would mean - nothing would be popular in the WORLD if nothing was providing ads.

The problem with that argument is that it ignores the success of avast! *before* it began this aggressive advertising. Its user base grew dynamically over many years as a result of its performance, referrals, and the popularity of its free offerings, These frequent popup ads are a relatively new innovation for avast!.

A reread of the Blog post from Vince Steckler, CEO which he penned shortly after joining avast in 2009 should give a good picture of how things used to be:

https://blog.avast.com/2009/07/20/welcome-and-why-i-joined-avast/

Excerpts (emphases added):

"Here at Avast we actually believe that computer users deserve very good free protection that
does not annoy them.
  So, we freely distribute our Home version.  From the reviews, you can
see that it is a very, very good product.  Its capabilities are not crippled.  It does not
find “fictitious” problems to try and get you to upgrade to the paid product.  And, it does
not constantly annoy you asking for you to upgrade
."

"Eda and Pavel grew the company from basically nothing to one that supports 80 million consumers
with no marketing or salesOur users have done the marketing and sales for us - they have told
their friends and colleagues; they have posted glowing reviews; they have told us what they like
and dislike."

"Eda and Pavel have always been focused on developing a great product and supporting the
community of users.  They believed that by doing those two things the company would succeed.
And it did. I am honored to be able to continue that focus
."
 
Apparently, it's no longer good enough ...

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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2014, 11:46:41 PM »
Here is something to consider when using av-test(dot)org...

http://eugene.kaspersky.com/2013/05/09/av-test-certification-devalued/

IOW it's not to be trusted.
Hmmm... Lowering value of AV-TEST certification for sure.
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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2014, 11:47:39 PM »
Here is something to consider when using av-test(dot)org...

http://eugene.kaspersky.com/2013/05/09/av-test-certification-devalued/

IOW it's not to be trusted.

You seen to have learned little from our past discussions of that Kaspersky post. You continue to misrepresent what it's saying. To repeat what I have said before when you have tried to disparage the AV-Test results by posting a link to that blog:

What Kaspersky claims is of limited or no use when evaluating various products is the awarding of the "AV-Test Certified" designation. That is now given to almost every product tested, *regardless of test scores*. Kaspersky does *not* say that the test results cannot be trusted. On the contrary.

"With AV-TEST’s new certification standards, the onus is on the user to carefully investigate
the actual results of each individual test - they may find that a product that blocked 99.9%
of attacks has the same "certification" as a product that only blocked 55%."


"So, who can we trust to tell us the truth? Independent testers, of course. And that includes AV-TEST."

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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2014, 12:02:38 AM »
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"So, who can we trust to tell us the truth? Independent testers, of course. And that includes AV-TEST."
Bull there aren't any "Independent testers and that includes AV-TEST.
You trust your own computer and what's protecting it.
For me that's avast! Free.
I don't need some testing lab to tell me if my AV is doing it's job.
When it's not, it doesn't take long to become obvious.


@waking,
We've put up with your propaganda way too long.
If you don't like the product, there is a simple solution. Move On!
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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2014, 11:15:03 AM »
I have the Internet Security version and the ads I get are the VPN software and occassional GrimeFighter pop-ups.
What I don't understand is the push to use Chrome, and product from a company in bed with the NSA, got it funding from the governement, scans your email and released a "patch" for Chrome that allows them to turn on your camera & mic without your agreeing to or knowing of it. Every time I get and update it pushes it - PLEASE STOP! This is about security & privacy, with Google you have neither.

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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2014, 03:04:41 PM »
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What I don't understand is the push to use Chrome, and product from a company in bed with the NSA
For your information, all companies are required to pass along information when served with the proper papers.
That includes MS Yahoo Google etc including your ISP.
Chrome happens to be a fast and secure browser. You can always select not to install chrome and choose your own browser.
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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2014, 11:49:23 PM »
Today again a vps update, no sound, no version number and a add for avast's vpn :-(

If this continues, avast is loosing another paid customer.

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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2014, 12:45:14 AM »
Today again a vps update, no sound, no version number and a add for avast's vpn :-(

If this continues, avast is loosing another paid customer.
Eddy,
Are you using a 32 or 64 bit system ???
I've noticed no sound on my 64 bit Win 8.1.1 system and, sound and no ads on the 32 bit Windows 8.1.1 system

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Re: Stop the ads! It's too much.
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2014, 01:21:31 AM »
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