AVG today on GAOTD (beware!)

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by gerardwil, Mar 12, 2010.

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  1. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Today for "free" on gaotd but it is not that free as described
    Reading the comments over there it is the trial version extended with 60 days (and not supported).

    Gerard
     
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    :thumbd: :thumbd:
     
  3. wtsinnc

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    Hardly a true "Giveaway".

    I downloaded it, extracted the files, read the disclaimer, and deleted the files.
    Not worth messing with under those terms. :thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd:
     
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    so is 90days considered extended?
     
  6. RejZoR

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    Who cares when you can get better stuff for free (forever).
     
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    very true.
     
  8. krisgeek

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    :thumbd: Stay away from today's AVG download, it stinks :mad:

    Update: I have edited my post! is it clear enough now.
     
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    That is not true and also off topic, they offer sometimes good give aways.

    Gerard
     
  10. NoIos

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    It is more an advertisement and a chance for AVG to reach more possible clients than a real giveaway.
     
  11. Hawk82

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    http://blog.giveawayoftheday.com/sorry-for-avg-trial-mode/

    seems they removed the avg giveaway o_O
     
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    I think he ment just today's giveaway. Hence today's giveaway stinks. I also agree it does stink. They usually give away free software like Online armor ++.
     
  13. wtsinnc

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    You didn't miss much. This particular "offer" was hardly better than a standard trial you can get from AVG's website.
    If you want more, go with the free Avira or Avast products.

    I downloaded the offer because I thought it would be for a free one year license.
    I'm not wild about AVG products, but I was more than willing to take advantage of a one year freebie.

    As far as I can remember, this is the first disappointment with anything of interest (to me) offered by GAOTD.
    My experience with them has been excellent, and I look forward to their offerings. :thumb:

    No harm, no foul.
     
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    You are right, I didn't read well.

    Gerard


    :thumb:

    Gerard
     
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    Well well, looks like i confused some guys around here.

    Anyway, usually i like GAOTD's stuff.

    Like yesterday's Win utilities pro and Jan 29's OA++ were the best i have seen. But today's AVG giveaway was misleading.

    I wasted my bandwidth downloading it.

    To anyone who were offended by my previous post, my sincere and heartfelt apologies :doubt:
     
  16. krisgeek

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    Sorry if i confused you, i edited my post now.

    :(



    You got me right, thanks for supporting me :)
     
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    I see that too
     
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    Even I agree with you RejZor:)
     
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    It was a Joke:p:p:p
     
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    I'm not laughing.:blink:
     
  22. ratwing

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    I don't know if this is an AVG or GAOTD issue,but I at least remember when
    Grisoft was different.

    Back in the 7.5 days,AVG was not my favorite anti-virus,but during the periodic "dry spells" with Avira updates,I would download it.
    The same with their re-brand of Edwido anti-spyware.

    The AV was not stellar,but it was competent,and I still miss the anti-spyware.

    I didn't encounter the fearsome "redsok" on the their forums,because I never went there,never needed to..
    Things just seemed to plug along in predictable,yeoman fashion.

    Something got lost along the way.
     
  23. krisgeek

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    Yes i agree, AVG 7.x were awesome,but AVG 9.x is not as good as Avira or Avast.
     
  24. progress

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    A vs B isn't allowed - I think it's time to close this spam thread now :)
     
  25. JRViejo

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    Because GAOTD immediately withdrew the AVG offer, further discussion of the subject is a moot point.

    gerardwil, you're more than welcomed to post if you see the offer again. This thread is closed.

    JR
     
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