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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2007, 11:11:38 PM »
I don't feel owned Culpeper....that's a peculiar word, "owned" - what DOES it really mean?? It sounds sort of insulting....but I'm sure you didn't mean that. I'm not sure what you're irritated by either....

I come here because over the years, this forum has quickly answered my questions and dealt with my fears. No other fora have been so understanding, so patient or so free with their good advice. While I understand the points you are making, personally, and IMHO only, this forum is just fine the way it is. I had a question last week - it was answered within half an hour and most of the world sleeps while I'm awake.

It is an avast! forum after all. It's natural we'll be more interested here in avast! specific info, yet it's here I've learned about other good software from people I now trust. It is certainly discussed. While it's true there will always be competitors, that's not really the users' concern; that's a management/business decision for Alwil who may or may not be influenced by what is discussed here.

What specifically did you wish to discuss? (Because discussion is usually a good thing.) Thank you for testing other software. Did the results disturb you? Do you have information we should be aware of?

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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2007, 11:21:43 PM »
This forum is just fine the way it is.
Except because some users want statistics, others (the most) want the Off Topic board back.

What specifically did you wish to discuss? (Because discussion is usually a good thing.) Thank you for testing other software. Did the results disturb you? Do you have information we should be aware of?
Good questions. Hope Culpeper doesn't lose it's humor and come back...
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2007, 11:22:14 PM »
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I don't feel owned Culpeper....that's a peculiar word, "owned" - what DOES it really mean?? It sounds sort of insulting...

It is:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=owned
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2007, 12:11:41 AM »
avast!webforum is truly international.  People from all over the world post here.  Different customs, languages & personalities.

This forum is an English language forum, even though it's provided by people of the Czech Republic, many whose native tongue isn't English have to post in broken English, plus there's a difference between American English & British English adding up to miss understandings.

Now add in the different customs & personalities and you have contentions.

It's not fair to get offended, feel insulted or call someone trolling.  Give everyone the benefit of the doubt.  Some look at things from a different angle.  Grow some "thick skin".  If this was done we may not have lost the off-topic forum.
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2007, 01:12:25 AM »
This forum is just fine the way it is.
Except because some users want statistics, others (the most) want the Off Topic board back.

What specifically did you wish to discuss? (Because discussion is usually a good thing.) Thank you for testing other software. Did the results disturb you? Do you have information we should be aware of?
Good questions. Hope Culpeper doesn't lose it's humor and come back...


What I wanted to discuss and what I wanted to avoid is all in my first post.


Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way because certain people want to defend the forum, which is totally irrelevant, and shows that the community suffers from group think.  With the exception of Techie most of those that have posted have done little in the way of supporting Avast! outside of defending turf.  Even Techie has fallen into the trap door on this particular thread.  I wanted to see a compare and contrast of Avast! competition for the particular market niche they compete within.  You guys got an "F" for failure on this topic.  End of story.
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2007, 01:21:50 AM »
"The problems that exist in the world today, cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them." --Albert Einstein--"

End of story
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2007, 01:33:18 AM »
Unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way because certain people want to defend the forum, which is totally irrelevant, and shows that the community suffers from group think.  With the exception of Techie most of those that have posted have done little in the way of supporting Avast! outside of defending turf...


I'd say, check your facts... "they" still have done a lot more than the one who just showed us his ways of talking to the "group"  ;)

Not even sure why you exploded... all we were saying was that this forum is not a nonsense and that's exactly what you tried to insinuate although indirectly through your first post in this thread.

EDIT: Oh I almost forgot to mention something... 3 my computers here and I have avast! freeware installed on just one of them, my desktop PC. That's not even half, that's one third. My iMac has ClamAx installed, and my laptop (look at that now...) with Vista as its OS, has the latest version of AVG installed. And I am biased ? Don't think so...
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2007, 01:47:21 AM »

What I wanted to discuss and what I wanted to avoid is all in my first post.


Your main statement in your first post was to inform us that are other free AV products available, a fact, I would imagine, that most people have managed to grasp without your assistance.

Your comments about the AVG Forum would suggest that a similar post to this one would not be welcome there, so perhaps their intolerance of 'nonsense' posts is something that should be considered.   

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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2007, 01:59:25 AM »
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You guys got an "F" for failure on this topic.  End of story.
I'll give you an "A" for arrogance.
Your original post seemed to indicate that you preferred both avg and their forum style.
Unfortunately you can't express that on their forum.
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2007, 03:34:10 AM »
Children,

Play nice. ;D
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2007, 04:33:58 AM »
And we're so close to Christmas time  ;) Let's be happy!
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2007, 05:21:03 AM »
"The problems that exist in the world today, cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them." --Albert Einstein--"

End of story

I can put that in my own words without quoting Einstein..."Please don't piss on my shoes and tell me its raining".
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #27 on: November 25, 2007, 02:07:16 PM »
What I wanted to discuss and what I wanted to avoid is all in my first post.
Competition?
Well, let's go back to topic.
avast seems better on Symantec and McAfee resources usage.
avast seems better on AVG updates, configurability, interface and, from time to time, detection rate.
avast seems better than Clam and Avira in configurability but, probably, not in heuristic and detection rates.
avast is not better on Kaspersky and NOD32 detection rates (most of the times).

avast has the better free support and the better forum for sure.
They have more than 40 millions users all over the world. It's not that bad.
Although, AVG is more well known in my country and McAfee/Symantec is sold in every supermarket here.
They don't have an aggressive marketing policy.

What are your thoughts about this?
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2007, 05:06:14 PM »
"The problems that exist in the world today, cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them." --Albert Einstein--"

End of story

I can put that in my own words without quoting Einstein..."Please don't piss on my shoes and tell me its raining".
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I think your doing a good job on your own judging by your post in the Comodo Forum:
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No one needs to mess up your shoes for you.  :)
Unfortunately this thread has turned into something we really don't need.
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Re: Free Anti Virus Programs - The other freebies out there
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2007, 05:52:39 PM »
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