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Offline Lisandro

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Re:avast home vs. prof. edition
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2004, 03:53:28 PM »
I belive that when you update avast it checks your IP and registation code, if more then one computer is useing the same registation code, they simply disable avast (bit like nortan).

Besides what RejZoR's said, it's impossible to check dynamic IPs, if you have a router you can have more than one computer, sharing the same external IP and Internet connection...

Also as vik said, they download the keygens/cracks themself, so there is probley some kind of blacklist on the avast server to block know (unligitimate?) registation codes.

Yes, they work with blacklists.
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Re:avast home vs. prof. edition
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2004, 04:00:06 PM »
Another option could be a hardware fingerprint,but i doubt they use it. Lots of "false positives" if user changes his hardware...
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Re:avast home vs. prof. edition
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2004, 04:52:21 PM »
First, we can tell if a key is coming from a keygen or not (because we have all keys that were legally purchased in our database).

Next, we can also tell if a key is being misused. I mean, if it's a key for 1 license of avast Pro and the update requests are coming from 20,000 different machines in 120 domains, we can be pretty sure the key was published somewhere on the Internet  :)
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Re:avast home vs. prof. edition
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2004, 05:04:17 PM »
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Well, I have the Pro version and I'm satisfied too  8)

hmm, either you cheat (crack) or you pay (money)

i dont cheat and i dont pay, so i need the home version :P

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Next, we can also tell if a key is being misused.

are there any consequences for the person who has an "illegal" key?
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Re:avast home vs. prof. edition
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2004, 07:31:57 PM »
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are there any consequences for the person who has an "illegal" key?


At the moment, there is no court of law that will/can charge someone for a the use of a crack.

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Re:avast home vs. prof. edition
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2004, 08:03:42 PM »
It depends on where you live. More and more countries do have laws against it. The action taken (or not taken) against someone who is using a crack/false key varies from country to country. In some there must be a complained filed against you before the law can do something, in others it is enough if they see you use a crack/false key.

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Re:avast home vs. prof. edition
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2004, 02:11:51 PM »
nope i don't mean if the country will do anything , i mean if YOU (your company - the avast -producer) will sue the cracker for the crack/illegal key :)
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