5,000 members - free software licenses!

Discussion in 'Forum Related Discussions' started by Paul Wilders, Jun 16, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. yorkdale

    yorkdale Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2002
    Posts:
    38
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Well done! :)

    I have three antivirus installed, and no complications. The trick is only one should be set as your active program, I suggest NOD32 for that, and stop AVG from running so it is only "on demand" as a second opinion.

    Since it is AVG I don't see why there should be a problem, it's pretty friendly with others. Just two points to remember: 1. AVG placed a boot sector scan line into your autoexec file (or your equivalent) so that needs commenting out, and 2. do remember to deactivate it as your email scanner.

    The other I'm leaving as I only just got a free license for LnS so am starting to learn it now, but I'm hoping it can replace ZA Pro which is pretty heavy on this old system. :)
     
  2. RJ100

    RJ100 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Posts:
    111
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Wow, I'm pretty excited now!! :) :cool: :).
    "MUST CALM DOWN" Ok, Can this actually be the real e-mail from Wilders Security? I'm always suspicious. Havn't opened yet. I guess I'm just leery because I never win anything. Will stand by anxiously for a reply. Can't wait to much longer the excitement is building.

    Thanks for lookin at this.

    Take care, Ray.
     

    Attached Files:

    • wow.gif
      wow.gif
      File size:
      1.2 KB
      Views:
      1,145
  3. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Posts:
    12,473
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Sure looks like it ;) - It's safe to open, Ray.

    regards.

    paul
     
  4. yorkdale

    yorkdale Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2002
    Posts:
    38
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Ahem, Paul.

    Many thanks for the license, received the serial number today. :)

    We now eagerly await your special post with lots of piccys and 10,000 word dissertation from your French vacation. ;) :D :rolleyes: :cool:
     
  5. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Posts:
    12,473
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    On behalf of the staff: you're welcome ;)

    Aucune chance, mon ami :D

    regards.

    paul
     
  6. Julia

    Julia Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2003
    Posts:
    2
    Location:
    On a wee island in the North Atlantic
    Good heavens! I actually won something. :)

    I send a happy thank you to Wilders and an appreciative Nod (with 32 Karma points) to the good folks at Eset.

    Julia, lurker extraordinaire
     
  7. Finn McCool

    Finn McCool Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2003
    Posts:
    49
    Location:
    New Orleans
    Thanks to Wilders and to Look 'n' Stop for the free license. I've always been intrigued by it. Now I'll take the time to learn it. :cool:
     
  8. RJ100

    RJ100 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2003
    Posts:
    111
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    OK, Reporting in luckey winner ??/66........ I can't believe it.
    Free licence to Nod32 v2 Award Winning AV Protection.

    When I first noticed the contest it was like 66 in 5000. Hmmm, well I
    have .0132 of a chance like everyone else.

    I've lurked this forum for quite a spell and gathered so much information
    about, you guessed it "security". I've gone from a 2 awareness to about
    a 6+ now. Still lots to learn.

    I'll be sure to put Nod32 v2 to good use as ironically my current AV is
    set to expire in about three weeks. Timing couldn't have been better.

    A BIG THANKS to Paul Wilders, Eset, And the Wilders Team who go above
    and beyond to reach and assist average users like myself to make the net
    a safer enviroment to be in.

    Take care, Ray
     
  9. zarzenz

    zarzenz Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    Posts:
    502
    Location:
    UK
    Many thanks for the NOD32 free licence.

    I'm starting to get used to it and trying to find out the best way to use the AMON as it seems to make my mouse stop working when starting some programs... JV16 seems the worst... so just getting the hang of the exclusion setup.

    I am very pleased with the ease of the interface and the auto updates are excellent. :cool:
     
  10. zak_dashiell

    zak_dashiell Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Posts:
    45
    i also received a "congratulations" in my web-based email account. i am always wary about "you won" messages in my web-based account (there are a lot of them) but since it said "support wilders.org" as the sender, i crossed my fingers and replied to the message in my pop3 account. i hope my instincts are right.

    if the message is authentic, THANK YOU very much Wilders. But i am already a licensed TDS3 operator and just renewed my NOD32 license. I wish i would win some other software.

    One question, though, is there a way of verifying if the congratulation e-mail (web-based) is authentic or not? Replying to it may defeat the purpose of being wary if the sender was spoofed.

    More power to Wilders!
     
  11. yorkdale

    yorkdale Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2002
    Posts:
    38
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    LOL Zak!:)

    I know that feeling, I got a virus alert from Digitaltune recently and seeing my prefs are for NO email contact at all, I FWD the email to them and reported they were being spoofed! :eek:
     
  12. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Posts:
    12,473
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Your instincts are right indeed ;)

    [quote[if the message is authentic, THANK YOU very much Wilders. But i am already a licensed TDS3 operator and just renewed my NOD32 license. I wish i would win some other software.Check your inbox; our support should have replied by now.

    Although it never has happened in many years, email spoofing can happen. That said: check the full header, and keep your antivirus updated ;)

    Thanks. But "power isn't our aim - providing support is :)

    regards.

    paul
     
  13. MickeyTheMan

    MickeyTheMan Security Expert

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Posts:
    1,017
    Yep, one of the best ones around if not the best !
     
  14. zak_dashiell

    zak_dashiell Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Posts:
    45
    hello Paul,

    "Check your inbox; our support should have replied by now."


    Support had already sent me a reply. that removed my worries.


    "Thanks. But power isn't our aim - providing support is :)"


    I now know that I am into the right group and forum. Humility is a virtue but giving credit where it is due is also a virtue. I cannot agree more. The forum is meant for support and the quality of the members provides it the power to get going.

    Again, thank you very much to Wilders and NOD32 for this great gift and this great support forum.
     
  15. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Posts:
    12,473
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Hi zak,

    Good! Now, enjoy your new software :)

    regards.

    paul
     
  16. Checkout

    Checkout Security Rhinoceros

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2002
    Posts:
    1,226
    I'm a happy boy! I'm a happy boy!
    Watch me juggling these hamsters!
    See me filling my trousers with jelly!
    I won NOD32!
    I'm a happy boy!
    I may even shave tonight!
    I'll start with my legs til I reach my face!
    Ding! Dang! Dong!
    I'm a happy boy!
     
  17. Pretender

    Pretender Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Posts:
    670
    Location:
    Virtual Paradise
    Is it possible that my email got lost somehow :'(

    Congrats to all the new winners!!! :D
     
  18. zak_dashiell

    zak_dashiell Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2002
    Posts:
    45
    got a reply from larry (sales NOD32) that my current license is to be extended until dec2005.

    wow! that's an additional 1 year and 8 months to my current license.

    thanks NOD32 and Wilders.
     
  19. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2002
    Posts:
    658
    I got this e-mail on Aug 12:

    [font=Verdana color = red]

    Hello minacross,

    As announced in our mailing from June 16th 2003, we are
    giving away free licenses for top notch security software
    as soon as our Security Support Board has welcomed the
    5,000 registered member:

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php?board=11, see
    the "5000 members -free software licenses!" thread.

    We have passed that milestone in the meanwhile - and
    you are one of the randomly chosen lucky winners!

    In order to make sure you'll receive a free license from
    a randomly chosen software, these are the conditions:

    - reply to this email within 1 week from now, using a
    non web based email account;

    - Mention your registered user name as well as your
    real name;

    - in case you've registered using a web based email
    account, refer to this email.

    In case you fail one or more of the conditions mentioned
    above, we have no choice other then removing you from the
    list of winners.

    Our goal is - after examination - to inform you about the
    software license you've won within 2 weeks from now.

    In case this email bounces, does not arrive in time, we
    don't take any responsibility. Furthermore, our decisions
    are final, and not open for discussion in any way.

    --
    Best regards,

    support wilders.org
    wilders.org security advisors
    website: www.wilders.org
    forums: www.wilderssecurity.com/index.php
    mailto:support@wilders.org
    [/font]

    so I replied to this e-mail and after a while (On Aug 12), I received the following e-mail:

    [font=Verdana color = red]

    Hello Mina,

    Tuesday, August 12, 2003,
    5:37:38 PM, (GMT+2:00)
    you wrote:


    > Hello,

    > Registered user name: minacross
    > Real name: Mina
    > Registered e-mail: xxx@xxx.net

    > Regards,

    > Mina
    [/font]
    any news about this free license ?
     
  20. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Posts:
    12,473
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Hi Mina,

    I've checked our support - scroll down that particular email you have received, and you'll find all info, specs, as well as the software license you have won ;)

    regards.

    paul
     
  21. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2002
    Posts:
    658

    Just noticed it :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
    many thanks Paul :D :D
     
  22. Paul Wilders

    Paul Wilders Administrator

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Posts:
    12,473
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Mina,

    Good - problem solved. Enjoy your new software! :)

    regards.

    paul
     
  23. maes

    maes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2003
    Posts:
    19
    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    I'm the proud owner of a NOD antivirus licence :D

    been using it for a week now, and it works great ;)

    sorry that I make this reply now, but I had a problem with my pc (HD-failure, to many errors on the disk yadayadayada :rolleyes: )

    So thank you guys for the licence. much apreciated

    Maes
     
  24. Pretender

    Pretender Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Posts:
    670
    Location:
    Virtual Paradise
    :eek: I got an email today from Wilders and couldn't believe it (but replied anyway :D)! I thought that all of this had been written in the history book already.

    bob

    The only thing that would make me happier is to have my karma reach 50 :D
     
  25. Smokey

    Smokey Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Posts:
    1,514
    Location:
    Annie's Pub
    O.k. Bob, there you go, I have done what you asked! ;)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.