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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2005, 01:59:12 PM »
It's a pity... Can you inform Alwil the link for downloading this keygen?

Many keygens may be found at http://*****.

I do NOT use a keygenerated licence key for the pro ed. I use the home ed.
Better remove this link, we're no warez board... Thanks :)
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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2005, 04:30:33 PM »
As I like avast!, all people here, so I'm not going to be a thief. Yes, I have opportunity to use avast! Pro with illegal key, as it worked for me, and yes - avast Pro lic is too expensive for me (I'm high school student at the moment) but it's the reason I'm using Home Edition. ALWIL guys are great, especially that they have made Home available for all. So people, there is no need to be a pigs! just use Home as I and many others do.  ;) The experiment I made just shows, that the problem exists and will be existing because there are a kind of people which will never understand the things mentioned before... And it's sad...  :-\

And I think it's time to end this discussion soon, as this topic would be endless.  ;)

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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2005, 04:41:59 PM »

Well all three of them have good piracy protection.
Panda -> Using username/password
Norman -> Using just a serial but they're very fast blacklisting, keys and keygens never work longer then a couple hours after release
Kaspersky -> Using license files, wich gets validated every update
About Norman I don't know, but for Panda & Kaspersky it's pretty easy to find a crack that works without problems. (That said, let me tell you I'm using avast! free on one PC & BitDefender8 on the other- got a legal free promo 1 year key for that)

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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2005, 05:48:11 PM »
About Norman I don't know, but for Panda & Kaspersky it's pretty easy to find a crack that works without problems. (That said, let me tell you I'm using avast! free on one PC & BitDefender8 on the other- got a legal free promo 1 year key for that)
Well I don't think you can find valid illegal keys or crack for both Kaspersky or Panda wich will work longer then a day...
(anyway, does Softwin still give away free 1 year promo licenses? me interested :p)

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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2005, 07:21:57 PM »
Well I don't think you can find valid illegal keys or crack for both Kaspersky or Panda wich will work longer then a day...
I must be insane to get a valid license of Panda... Can you imagine an illegal one?  :o
No way, thanks...  ;D
As we all see in this kind of thread, where are the Alwil guys?  ??? ::)
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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2005, 09:36:36 PM »
About Norman I don't know, but for Panda & Kaspersky it's pretty easy to find a crack that works without problems. (That said, let me tell you I'm using avast! free on one PC & BitDefender8 on the other- got a legal free promo 1 year key for that)
Well I don't think you can find valid illegal keys or crack for both Kaspersky or Panda wich will work longer then a day...
(anyway, does Softwin still give away free 1 year promo licenses? me interested :p)
StyleWarz, you better believe it 'cause I tried it and it worked. Kaspersky uses a registry key, Panda just a username & password. They both worked normally and updated.
BitDefender -1 year promo- is a greek "PC Magazine" offer. Been using it 2 days and let me say I'm not impressed. After an update my PC auto-rebooted without a warning & today I can't update at all!!! I think I'll be going back to avast on this PC too...

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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2005, 09:51:55 PM »
Well this shouldn't be a surprise for anyone. Piracy has always been the dark side of software industry. And the more a program is popular, the more attention it gets from the undeground community.

So, after all, we can all be happy - it's one of the sign that avast is becoming increasingly popular... ;) ;D


BTW the first keygen for avast 4.6.691 has been released about 6 hours after we released the update (on Saturday) :)
Of course, we're monitoring the situation and have it under control (I reckon it's becoming nuisance for the users of the pirated copies to be forced to search for a new keygen after each update...).
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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2005, 10:03:56 PM »
As we all see in this kind of thread, where are the Alwil guys?  ??? ::)

Honestly, I don't know what kind of reaction do you expect ::)
License keys, keygens, or cracks will always be released - and whoever thinks otherwise is naive. That's a fact. You may try to make it harder, but the question is how much effort is worth it. Most protection measures bother legal users more than the unauthorized ones - besides, it takes time to implement (and there's always risk of bugs that will prevent even legal users from using the program). So, it's usually not worth to try to implement some "crackproof" protection.

We are "monitoring" the keygens and leaked keys for avast! to some extent, and try to blacklist them from time to time, but it doesn't have such a high priority as you may expect. After all, we are offering a free version of avast!, all our products can be installed as trials... it's better to allow more people to get familiar with avast! (without obstacles) than implement restrictions.

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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2005, 10:52:46 PM »
Honestly, I don't know what kind of reaction do you expect ::)
Igor, I expected exactly what you and Vlk posted...
Show that you're reading the forum, trying to get a feasable solution, improving avast.
Sorry, sometimes we feel stolen when avast! is cracked... maybe just a sentimental thought that we participate with you in your work making avast!
Maybe we're stolen avast! from you  ;D
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Re: Illegal license key of avast! Pro 4.6.691 was released!
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2005, 04:47:05 AM »
I will admit I use to be a warez whore back in the days...including pirating Avast.

Avast 4.0 and 4.1 use to be too easy to find a working keygen....the same keygen use to work for up to 5 different updates....sometimes even older ones worked better than the newer ones.

I went straight to the Avast Home side with the late-4.1/4.5/4.6 releases....so I dunno about the situation now.  Looking at this thread, it looks like you got a good system in place.  But yeah...the dark side will always find workarounds, unfortunately.

To be honest, the people who pirate Avast Pro probably don't even use the extra features :P  The balance between Home and Pro features is very good with Avast.....I just love the author's work ^^