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Do you think alwil software should make an antispyware program?

yes
14 (50%)
no
14 (50%)

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Voting closed: September 24, 2005, 02:26:04 AM

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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2005, 03:47:20 PM »
I would say yes.
The technology is very similar. Sometimes it's not easy to separate what is a virus, a spyware... malware they're called. Registry and files, scanning and cleaning, all this technology is available. It could be a differential between avast and other antivirus. There is not a chance to it became a bloatware this way.
Other applications for free? Until when? Small companies are more and more being bought by the big ones and every dream is becoming a nightmare...
I vote for yes.
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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2005, 04:51:55 PM »
David,
I have to agree with you. :) (Sorry Technical  ;D)
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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2005, 04:58:10 PM »
i say yes! cos avast is great so the other one will righT?

justin1278

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2005, 10:28:21 PM »
i believe a firewall is a good suggestion for future alwil products along with antispyware.

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2005, 12:29:59 AM »
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Sygate and Tinny are gone, and Kerio discontinues their personal firewall.

Sygate just belongs to Symantec, it is still free and where did you get the idea that Tiny is gone? I just check their website and they still offer their free firewall. ???

I've read this news:  "CA Acquires Tiny Software ", Tiny Software, NEWS, Jun 28, 2005

Alright, I'll check into that, thanks Iso.  I google around but there isn't any news about Sygate Personal Firewall  being discontinue.  I'll still check on that.

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i believe a firewall is a good suggestion for future alwil products along with antispyware.

Doubt that its gonna be free, I don't really like a big bundle security suite.  I'm just wondering how much RAM it might consume plus if avast! is gonna have a firewall and/or antivirus,they might have a security center too like McAfee and Norton to organized their products and it does take a  bite out of your RAM.

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2005, 12:35:22 AM »
that is true unless they were to organize them into different programs completely.

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2005, 12:57:32 AM »
Alright, I'll check into that, thanks Iso. I google around but there isn't any news about Sygate Personal Firewall being discontinue. I'll still check on that.

A google search for "Sygate Personal Firewall" being discontinued returns hundreds of hits.
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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2005, 11:54:46 PM »
i do not think that sygate will be discontinued

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2005, 12:24:05 AM »
i do not think that sygate will be discontinued
And what do you base that on, surely not forum rumours ;D
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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2005, 01:33:24 AM »
Well not being discontinued at this time but it may be in the future. Maybe symantec will not discontinue sygate since it is a very famous firewall they might want to keep it into business and use it to replace norton personal firewall.

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2005, 01:36:38 AM »
I doubt that Norton will replace their firewall or any of their softwares, don't forget that there are over thousands of users worldwide still using Norton Products like the security suite. :)

justin1278

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2005, 02:04:27 AM »
That is true. Although the way norton is now i don't think it will last much longer unless there is a big improvement in the 2006 products.

The poll is over. Thank you everyone that voted in this pole.

Results:
Question: Do you think alwil software should make an antispyware product?

Answers: 50% of the voters said yes and 50% of the voters said no

With a total of 28 voters.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2005, 03:22:27 AM by justin1278 »

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2005, 02:54:38 PM »
I agree that he has one anti-spyware. 
It will be very good will have added avast home and professional these tools, all meetings:  anti-virus, firewall, anti-spyware.

justin1278

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Re: Avast new product
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2005, 03:11:11 PM »
even if alwil did the others are most likely right that alwil would most likely make a security center like mcafee or norton. They also would probobly not be free.