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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #135 on: May 18, 2015, 05:53:13 PM »
Thanks for the information.

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #136 on: May 18, 2015, 05:56:57 PM »
Thanks for the information.

Curious game to climb a ladder that doesn't lead to anything real ...

Always thinking about the big picture...

The more Evangelists and Uber-Evangelists help us, the more time we can devote to providing adequate support for other complex issues such as when someone mistypes their email address and we have to go on a wild-goose chase.

lol ;D
And I'm sure there are plenty of those folks.
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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #137 on: May 18, 2015, 06:32:44 PM »
Free antivirus programs Avast very noticeably among them are now acting as adware. The fact it is popping up unwanted adverts for itself does not change the fact it is popping up unwanted adverts. I would love to hear from someone on the dev team, someone who can tell me how they feel this is in the customers best interests, having avast doing something it was build to stop.

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #138 on: May 18, 2015, 06:50:09 PM »
How do they pay the developers and other staff ?  Without asking people to upgrade to the paid for versions

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #139 on: May 18, 2015, 06:54:59 PM »
By asking them to upgrade. Once, during installation.

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #140 on: May 19, 2015, 09:35:47 AM »
By asking them to upgrade. Once, during installation.
And for those that want to trial it before they upgrade? Pay first and then decide later they dont want it?

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2015, 11:24:39 AM »
There isn't any ladder to climb. Those of us who volunteer our time to help those with less knowledge,

I meant "because some members were only posting to become an Evangelist" when I wrote my statement  :P :)

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #142 on: May 19, 2015, 02:55:20 PM »
By asking them to upgrade. Once, during installation.
And for those that want to trial it before they upgrade? Pay first and then decide later they dont want it?

The option to opt in to the 30 day free trial would be offered on download. But it should not be the default.

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #143 on: May 19, 2015, 03:58:46 PM »
By asking them to upgrade. Once, during installation.
And for those that want to trial it before they upgrade? Pay first and then decide later they dont want it?

The option to opt in to the 30 day free trial would be offered on download. But it should not be the default.
When you install the free version, you have that option right now.
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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #144 on: May 19, 2015, 09:15:57 PM »
Let me ask this. If any other software popped up adverts and upgrade nags daily the way Avast and other free AVs do would anyone have issue calling it adware? Would anyone consider it acceptable?

When you are trusting the security of your computer (or in the case of a free AV often someone else's) to a company is it unreasonable to expect that company to be better than the people it protects against? To not adopt their tactics to make money?

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #145 on: May 19, 2015, 09:29:42 PM »
Let me ask this. If any other software popped up adverts and upgrade nags daily the way Avast and other free AVs do would anyone have issue calling it adware? Would anyone consider it acceptable?

When you are trusting the security of your computer (or in the case of a free AV often someone else's) to a company is it unreasonable to expect that company to be better than the people it protects against? To not adopt their tactics to make money?
It would depend entirely on the software and if the software was worth keeping because of it's value to my computer and personal safety.
At this point, the occasional popup (Many days, there aren't any.) is easily closed and doesn't present a problem for me.
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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #146 on: May 19, 2015, 09:55:44 PM »
I use the free version and I rarely see any offer pop-ups.

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #147 on: May 20, 2015, 10:59:03 PM »
Let me ask this. If any other software popped up adverts and upgrade nags daily the way Avast and other free AVs do would anyone have issue calling it adware? Would anyone consider it acceptable?

No one is calling anything adware.

I personally purchase a license whenever I download free apps from app stores (Google Play mostly, or iTunes) specifically to get rid of ads - their free version is quite adequate in most cases, but I do dislike nag screens or banner ads placed randomly on the app itself, so I simply purchase a license if only to get rid of ads.

This is just my personal opinion and preference though.
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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #148 on: May 25, 2015, 05:53:15 PM »
The reason avast started showing ads in their free version is because the two private equity firms that took a majority interest in avast, Summit Partners and CVC, need to see a return on their investment.

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Re: Offer pop-ups
« Reply #149 on: May 25, 2015, 07:01:06 PM »
I think a lot of people are catching on to advertising in general - the exaggeration, lies and deception that is all too prevalent
in Internet (and some TV) advertising has given the whole thing a bad name.  So much so, that many now make their best attempt
to avoid it like the plague.

The (free)  product should speak for itself by it's quality of operation, support and company business practices.

In your face advertising (annoyance due to repetition) is not the answer, and represents old-school, short sighted thinking.



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