Author Topic: avast! 5 free version name change? Why?  (Read 12508 times)

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spg SCOTT

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Re: avast! 5 free version name change? Why?
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2009, 01:03:09 AM »
It seems to be fixed now, Let's see how long it lasts.

Yes, I don't get any sponsored links (for) now...

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« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2009, 04:50:30 PM »
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Sponsored links have been used by this sort of thing and malware for some time now.
Shame on Google. They must have a way to prevent that.

Why should Google do anything when they make money from these sponsored links?


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Re: avast! 5 free version name change? Why?
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2009, 05:53:26 PM »
Why should Google do anything when they make money from these sponsored links?
Don't you think nobody decent should make money with a fake program?
I suppose the malware changes the results... I can't believe Google earns with ad of a fake program...
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2009, 11:32:54 PM »
I can also cant believe why google allow them to publish their website on their search web.... ::)

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Re: avast! 5 free version name change? Why?
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2009, 01:17:28 AM »
I can also cant believe why google allow them to publish their website on their search web.... ::)
Its all about money.Its also the same thing with host providers.They allow malicious domains to be hosted on their server and they never take them down.
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Re: avast! 5 free version name change? Why?
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2009, 06:13:32 PM »
It's Baaaaack, The only thing that's changed is the URL.

I've reported it again.
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Re: avast! 5 free version name change? Why?
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2009, 07:52:12 PM »
This is another reason for me to use "Customize Google" addon into Firefox.
No adds, no sponsored links, no side bar links suggested...
Nothing, just search.
Thanks for the developers of that addon.
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Re: avast! 5 free version name change? Why?
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2009, 08:21:18 PM »
Yes, Customise Google add-on for firefox is on my system so I never see those sponsored ads.
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2009, 12:26:12 AM »
It should be a case of common sense, surely. That should be as simple as blacklisting any domains that are not avast.com for that search...google doesn't check, they just take money... >:( :-\

BTW thanks for the customise addon, looks good :)

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Re: avast! 5 free version name change? Why?
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2009, 01:54:22 AM »
Hardly simple as the download sites also have a legitimate reason to have them.
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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2009, 02:55:35 AM »
If this is the case, then the user's action is a very important factor^^

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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2009, 03:15:39 PM »
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Yes, Customise Google add-on for firefox is on my system so I never see those sponsored ads.

And for those who do not use Firefox, there is always Scroogle :

http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm


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Re: avast! 5 free version name change? Why?
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2009, 05:17:39 PM »
Scroogle is good, but it looks absolutely awful, there is stripping out the ads, etc. but to me it looks like early bulletin board layout.

I used to use scroogle, but soon tired of the bland interface so went to customize google, but if I didn't have firefox I still wouldn't use scroogle, I would just ignore the ads.
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