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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #195 on: October 05, 2010, 12:58:29 AM »
According to the Help Center, it 'monitors all activity on your computer and detects and blocks any unusual activity that might indicate the presence of malware. It does this by continuously monitoring your computer's entry points using special sensors to identify anything suspicious.'
That's all well and good but it should at least record what gets blocked in it's log file like the other elements of Avast! do.
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #196 on: October 05, 2010, 04:52:43 PM »
Yeah, I definitely agree with you on that, Dch48.

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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #197 on: October 06, 2010, 09:35:21 PM »
I agree with that too  8)
also ive noticed it doesnt say anything about the anti spyware and whats been blocked
i would of thought it would be on summary page of avast ?
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #198 on: October 07, 2010, 09:48:14 PM »
I am happy to note that an old problem I complained about last February was completely solved in this version.  See topic named "High CPU utilization in avast! 5.0.418 and previous versions" at http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=55554.0.

At the time some people (not Vlk) were somewhat dismissive of my problem.  Now it was finally solved and I feel vindicated.  There was a problem after all!
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #199 on: October 09, 2010, 02:12:01 PM »
I believe it has been said that pirated versions turn into free versions, why disable the entire thing when there is a free version.
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #200 on: October 09, 2010, 03:03:25 PM »
I believe it has been said that pirated versions turn into free versions, why disable the entire thing when there is a free version.

Well that is hardly any sort of punishment to fit the crime of software piracy and provide a salient reminder about using pirated software. At the very least I would completely disable it with a suitable pop-up about the risks of using pirated/cracked software., no conversion to the free product.
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #201 on: October 09, 2010, 03:28:58 PM »
At the very least I would completely disable it with a suitable pop-up about the risks of using pirated/cracked software., no conversion to the free product.
Vlk said they don't want to lose their users :)
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« Reply #202 on: October 09, 2010, 03:36:19 PM »
Yes he did before, but Igor is also suggesting that other measures could be taken in this topic.
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #203 on: October 09, 2010, 03:38:02 PM »
Yes he did before, but Igor is also suggesting that other measures could be taken in this topic.
Yes. So my question to Igor that still remains...
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #204 on: October 09, 2010, 04:03:28 PM »
Look, I'm just saying that we are aware of the cracked versions and are able to react at any time and in any way.
There is no specific policy at the moment, so I am not saying when and what is going to happen - just that we're able to prepare some surprises, should we want to.

And I don't really think it's necessary to talk about it very much... everybody using cracked versions (of anything) should be aware of the risks - you never have any guarantee that the software will work correctly, all the functions will be available etc.

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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #205 on: October 09, 2010, 04:16:15 PM »
And I don't really think it's necessary to talk about it very much... everybody using cracked versions (of anything) should be aware of the risks - you never have any guarantee that the software will work correctly, all the functions will be available etc.
Sure. But you can share this information and alert some missinformed user.
I mean, I think MS Genuine policy made a lot of users to get away from piracy.
You're always saying that you're aware, that you can act.
A software that could be pirated is a less secure software, or has a security model that could be bypassed.
I'm thinking about trustfulness.
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #206 on: October 09, 2010, 04:24:34 PM »
I think the main point of MS Genuine was to make those users aware who didn't even know they were using a non-genuine version (had it preinstalled when they received the computer etc.)

You can say something similar about avast! 4.x and its keygens - the users might not even know that they bought a fake license key. But if they have to replace an avast! executable (with all the disabling of avast! self-defense and stopping the processes - which is a hard task for an ordinary user), I'd bet they know.

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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #207 on: October 09, 2010, 04:49:20 PM »
...or avast! may simply stop detecting viruses - without letting you know anything...

Nice. I like it. ;D 8)
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #208 on: October 09, 2010, 04:57:17 PM »
...or avast! may simply stop detecting viruses - without letting you know anything...

Nice. I like it. ;D 8)
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Re: New *release* build of avast now available (5.0.677)
« Reply #209 on: October 09, 2010, 06:27:27 PM »
...or avast! may simply stop detecting viruses - without letting you know anything)

+1 >>> don't know why I like this method so much, must have something to do with my evil ways ;D

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