Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Dec 2010 22:46 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Privacy, Security, Encryption It's no secret that I'm not a particular fan of antivirus software vendors. Other than the excellent Microsoft offering, I haven't yet seen a single antivirus program that doesn't suck the life out of computers, infesting every corner, making machines slow and full of annoying pop-ups. Still, a single license key for Avast! Pro being shared 774651 times? That's a bit harsh.
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Comment by OSbunny
by OSbunny on Mon 6th Dec 2010 23:34 UTC
OSbunny
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2009-05-23

The fact that avast did not invalidate the key means they were ok with the software use. Its not piracy if the developer doesn't mind.

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RE: Comment by OSbunny
by mrhasbean on Mon 6th Dec 2010 23:50 in reply to "Comment by OSbunny"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

The fact that avast did not invalidate the key means they were ok with the software use. Its not piracy if the developer doesn't mind.


WTF!? That's like saying that girl who pleaded with her rapist to put a condom on wasn't raped because he put the condom on!

I just don't understand people though. I've been using and recommending nothing but the free AV packages since Noah was a lad, and as everyone here knows I'm no fan of Microsoft but since MSE has been out and available for XP+ I've changed every Windows installation I look after to it - it's a superb product, and again, FREE. And while there will always be free software that's crap and / or not ready for prime time, there's lots that is.

The big challenge is the retail store salespeople and those manufacturers who bundle the crapware with the systems under the guise of value adding.

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