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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.
6 (10.7%)

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Voting closed: July 28, 2010, 02:42:25 PM

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spg SCOTT

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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2010, 08:55:57 PM »
The blog post now doesn't have any mention of Avira now...I suppose we can take this as meaning that ALWIL/Avira have come to an agreement (or are working it out between themselves) so there is now no need for that to be on the blog anymore.

IMHO, good.

1. I feel it wasn't necessary in the first place
2. I feel it distracted from the main point of the blog post itself, as did many of the comments...all it did was cause arguements...

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BTW, it is technically a different blog post...the other has been removed...
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #61 on: April 01, 2010, 09:02:11 PM »
Seems the intention was fulfilled: the removal of the redirection.
But I always get sad when things that you've written get censored or just deleted... Don't you think so?
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #62 on: April 01, 2010, 09:06:36 PM »
Yes, I don't particularly like it either...some of my post was relevant to the other content in that blog too...now I can't find it on the RSS feed either, but there are others that are still there...

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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #63 on: April 01, 2010, 11:08:29 PM »
I guess any settlement would include the removal of what had to be an embarrassment to Avira.

After a lack of response from Avira through other media, telephone and emails, the avast blog and other sources started to get legs and the CEO of Avira effectively had to visit the avast blog, to attempt to justify (but never did) what they were doing only to say they deleted the avast.eu domain name, case closed.

That if anything made me mad as the redirection was still happening at the time of his post, so I pointed that out so it was hardly case closed. Not to long after that post the redirection ceased and the original blog and comments were removed.

I too feel that the original should blog and comments should have remained albeit locked as multiple other sources linked to that blog. Anyone visiting the original link would only get a custom 404 error and wonder about why it was removed, censored, etc.

All in all not a good situation.
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #64 on: April 02, 2010, 05:25:36 AM »
 ??? AFAIK, avast.eu is still redirected to avira.com, nothing changed at all.

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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #65 on: April 02, 2010, 09:05:24 AM »
??? AFAIK, avast.eu is still redirected to avira.com, nothing changed at all.

Me too, avast.eu still redirects to www.avira.com >:(
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #66 on: April 02, 2010, 04:22:37 PM »
Now its back, I don't know why that is, but it just shows that what the Avira CEO said in the deleted avast blog "case closed, etc. etc." isn't worth the paper it wasn't written on.

So back to their underhand tactics which says very much about their companies ethics, morals and professionalism NOT.
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #67 on: April 02, 2010, 05:05:52 PM »
What is back? Some of the comments? The majority of them were ripped out ::)
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #68 on: April 02, 2010, 05:11:28 PM »
No the redirect of avast.eu to antivir.com.
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2010, 05:13:59 PM »
No the redirect of avast.eu to antivir.com.
I can't believe... Are these guys joking?
First it was dropped, now it's back.
First the comments disappeared from the blog, now only part of them are back...
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2010, 05:24:04 PM »
The comments that are 'back' in that 'new/modified' blog aren't actually back but posted after the new/modified blog was posted. So it doesn't look like any of the comments of the original blog have been reinstated.
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2010, 05:34:14 PM »
Edited
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 10:38:44 PM by Tech »
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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #72 on: April 02, 2010, 05:46:10 PM »
tech don't be scared, be responsible :D

or i may say congrats!!!

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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #73 on: April 02, 2010, 11:09:55 PM »
Hitting that link reminds me of rootkit behavior, not nice.

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Re: Avira pulls off the dirtiest trick on Avast!
« Reply #74 on: April 03, 2010, 05:01:06 AM »
totally ridiculous. i can not believe this is back again