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Re: Free AntiVir vs Free BitDefender

On 8/31/2007 8:28 AM, What's in a Name? after much thought,came up with
this jewel:

Mr Flint,
err, Phelps (wrong film)
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Damn.  I preferred Mr. Flint since he got lots of beautiful women and
actually did something in those movies (campy but action nonetheless).


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Did that.  The file download link is on the same page as the product
download link.  Didn't help.  Product still expired after 3 months
(into demo mode and then refused sig updates after 4 months).  See
http://preview.tinyurl.com/2qtwto (Google Groups copy of my prior 2
posts on testing the expiration).  In the 2nd post, 2nd step should've
said, "Download new hbdev.key file and installed it."

Even if it had worked to extend the license, this is worse than
nagware which AntiVir became after Avira got their hands on it.  Not
only are users inflicted with popup "buy us" nag windows but they need
to periodically go grab another license key file?  And do so again
after the next 3 months?  And again, and so on?

So, yes, I did chose to accept the instructions.  Didn't work for me
to extend the license, though.  I installed the product Aug 20 but the
expiration remained the end of November with or without the supposedly
newer hbdev.key file.

It has good coverage, maybe the highest, for its scan modes.  I'd only
recommend it as a 3-month trial and keeping it only by buying it to
get past its nuisances.


Re: Free AntiVir vs Free BitDefender

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I don't think that the November expiration means much. I installed
AntiVir on my son's box 2 years ago and there has been no issues with
downloads(it still updates regularly) or the expiration date(Nov). For
me,the "nag" screen is no big deal(a small price to pay for a great
product. I just installed it the other day on my W2K laptop(which I
flatten/install every so often) and it has the Nov. date also. I guess
that when it gets close to the expiration date it just gets a new one.

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Except that when I went past the 4-month trial period then sig updates
would abort with a not-valid license error.  Not much point to using
an AV product that doesn't get updated.  Could be Avira has changed
their licensing again to only permit 3-month trials in the latest
version that you can download.


By the way:
Could you please shorten your quote intro line to eliminate all the
fluff.  It looks amateurish to be inserting the newsgroup, datestamp,
message-ID, and an inane phrase.  That and eliminate the leading space
character before the ">" quoting character.  Wastes space, adds more
lines, requires more snipping and space deletion in replies, and makes
you look unprofessional.


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On 9/1/2007 12:51 AM, Vanguard after much thought,came up with this jewel:
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Could be,I'll let you know in a few months.


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It is my feeble attempt at humor.

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Yes, your are right, the Sig update process will redownload the two files,
but, schedule Eraser to wipe out the files before sig update.


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