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What do you think Avira is?

They are a cheat, no doubt about it.
50 (89.3%)
I trust Avira and I am sure they must have a good reason nehind this.
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Voting closed: July 28, 2010, 02:42:25 PM

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Offline Stran05

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Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« on: March 30, 2010, 02:42:25 PM »
Avira performed the most dirtiest and lowest trick of all time. They redirected the domain of avast.eu to their own website only to pick up the sales of their faulty product Avira Antivir 10 which is slow and buggy. I am a Community Member at the Avira Support Member and I am very embarassed at the situation Avira has got inself into. I am ashamed of ever bieng ssociated with Avira. They have ignored calls and emails from the Avast CEO to rectify this mistake. To see the dirtiest AV trick, just goto http://www.avast.eu and you will be redicted to the Avira website. This lures many users looking for Avast to the dirty web lured by Avira. What rubbish! Avira must have a valid explanation for this and must make a public apology to Avast! or this will get dirtier. Avira has completely broken my trust.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/news/74722-why-does-www-avast-eu-take-me-avira-website.html

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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2010, 02:49:09 PM »
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2010, 03:01:58 PM »
http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=109631 [Link not accessible for everyone]

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You left out the important part. According to Vince Steckler, Avast CEO, Avira is doing this DELIBERATELY possibly to beef up its sales. Steckler states in his Avast Blog today that Avast has contacted Avira REPEATEDLY about this and Avira has refused to do anything.

Did he also said that Alwil is holding antivir.cz since years

If they wanna have avast.eu, maybe they are interested in an exchange of both domains. Okay, I can't speak for Avira on this topic but I really can imagine that Tjark Auerbach would agree to this deal.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2010, 03:44:51 PM by Omid Farhang »

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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010, 03:07:58 PM »
 i don't understand, if they are really sure about their product they must gain the trust in professional way, not like this.

just like stealing candy in the kid.

i wonder some of my friend told me that avira and avast is one :o >:(

now i see what they say. i hope this will be fix because i told my friend you must re install your browser  maybe it is a bug. ;D







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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010, 03:15:36 PM »
http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=109631
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I guess they don't like guests on their forum either to see what is going on, see image.
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2010, 03:20:40 PM »
http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=109631
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I guess they don't like guests on their forum either to see what is going on, see image.

You can't enter that area because that is a restricted area for Community Members only. I can view the thread as I am logged in as Community Membr in the Avira Support forum. But I can post the entire post if you like in this forum!
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2010, 03:28:43 PM »
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I am logged in as Community Membr in the Avira Support forum. But I can post the entire post if you like in this forum!

 ::) you are spy if you do that ;D
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 03:35:35 PM »
I don't really need to have a look, if they feel so insecure as to block access to their support forum why should I care.

But it does speak volumes in relation to their use of avast.eu for what would be considered underhand/desperate measures, what do they have to hide on their forums ;D

You only have to look at the number of guests browsing the forums, no restrictions to people seeking information without having to register, jump through hoops, see image.
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 03:40:39 PM »
I totally support Avira in this regard

Because Avast also does this trick with http://www.antivir.cz

So,

Let us first make our hands clean before blaming others


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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 03:42:28 PM »
I don't really need to have a look, if they feel so insecure as to block access to their support forum why should I care.

But it does speak volumes in relation to their use of avast.eu for what would be considered underhand/desperate measures, what do they have to hide on their forums ;D

You only have to look at the number of guests browsing the forums, no restrictions to people seeking information without having to register, jump through hoops, see image.

Don't we have some similar area here...? ;)

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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2010, 03:44:10 PM »
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2010, 03:44:16 PM »
chris you mean they are using each other? ::) :o
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2010, 03:46:45 PM »
@ bong

Yes  >:(

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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2010, 03:51:56 PM »
Isn't Avast.eu owned by Avira?

I am a devout Avast fan but I will always stand with the truth