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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RE: In their place...
by Deviate_X on Wed 8th Dec 2010 16:58 UTC in reply to "In their place..."
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....I'd put out a patch that disabled that key in such a way that it appeared to still be working ....... but not bother reporting any viruses it might detect....

Clever... so that people can go around bad mouthing your software saying it wont detect s£*t...

It would be better to treat them like trial users and just expire the license at some point in the future

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