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avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« on: January 19, 2010, 09:38:30 PM »
LINK: http://my.opera.com/rejzor/blog/avast-5-0-antivirus-released

Because most of the servers are dead slow i've uploaded avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus to several hosting services to help users to download latest avast! as fast as possible.

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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 09:42:58 PM »
Not a bad idea...



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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 09:54:49 PM »
guys, do as you like, but I'm not sure at all it's legit to upload Avast! on servers like that... without at least an agreement with the avast team. And that's also an open door to fake versions etc...
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 09:57:58 PM »
guys, do as you like, but I'm not sure at all it's legit to upload Avast! on servers like that... without at least an agreement with the avast team. And that's also an open door on fake versions etc...

Hmmm...good point...are we allowed?
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 09:58:31 PM »
guys, do as you like, but I'm not sure at all it's legit to upload Avast! on servers like that... without at least an agreement with the avast team. And that's also an open door on fake versions etc...

Hmmm...good point...are we allowed?

you should pm someone from the team may be...
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 10:01:15 PM »
It's on Softpedia and some of the other big sites.
I downloaded it about an hour ago and installed over .373, but having to get 38MB then the update uses only a few files (just like via Update between Betas) is a bit wasteful on a slow connection.
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 10:02:05 PM »
Why wouldn't we be? It's not like we take credit or make profit for that but Download.com is really slow like crap.
You can always verify digital signature which cannot be faked in any way.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010, 10:05:11 PM »
Why wouldn't we be? It's not like we take credit or make profit for that but Download.com is really slow like crap.
You can always verify digital signature which cannot be faked in any way.

look, many companies don't like it and don't want it, unless there is an agreement, it's just like that. And I'd be surprised if Avast's policy would be different. They also generally like that users, on personal web sites, put rather a link to the main web site than the file  ;)
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 10:06:43 PM »
...but Download.com is really slow like crap.

Are you sure?
We have a dedicated capacity on download.com servers.
I just tried to it here it runs at over 1 MB/s (ie. the whole setup file is downloaded in like 30 seconds).
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 10:06:56 PM »
guys, do as you like, but I'm not sure at all it's legit to upload Avast! on servers like that... without at least an agreement with the avast team. And that's also an open door to fake versions etc...
Folks, download.com did a great infrastructure upgrade in December.  Is why we are working with them.  I just downloaded from them while here in Prague and the download took literally seconds.....Is best to not get it on lots of little individual servers.  As someone pointed out, that is also source of confusion about scams, fake products, etc.

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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 10:08:17 PM »
Fair enough, well, mine is removed anyway...
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 10:08:49 PM »
I was getting avast! from Download.com at whooping -1kB/s. With several pauses. It sucks like hell.
I don't understand why companies rely on their crap servers. SoftPedia is far faster, same for many others.

Or even torrents. They can be used for legit stuff as well and bandwidth is distributed and downloads are usually whooping fast.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2010, 10:27:01 PM »
takes less than 15 seconds here on download.com  ;D
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2010, 10:40:00 PM »
I guess Download.com GeoIP decides that Slovenia is located somewhere near Australia and gives a server from there to me. And end result is such crappy download. But oh well, i have it installed now and have provided few download mirrors for ppl who are as unfortunate as me.
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Re: avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus download mirrors
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2010, 11:09:36 PM »
No way in hell I would download off a mirror that somebody put up. I'll stick with download.com, downloaded Avast 5 before from there and had no issues.