Comodo Aquires BoClean!

Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by Mele20, Mar 28, 2007.

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  1. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    This sure surprised me:

    "Today Comodo Acquired BOClean (www.nsclean.com) . One of the oldest and most respected Anti Trojan companies around.

    BOClean has a very effective engine and more importantly top notch expertise and people in the field...."
    http://forums.comodo.com/index.php?topic=7549.0;topicseen

    BoClean will be free. Sounds good...but...I have a bad feeling about it. I do hope the McAleaveys got a great price. They certainly deserve that.
     
  2. KikiBibi

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    yeah me too.
     
  3. Meriadoc

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    Thats abit of a shocker, must be a good deal for the owner , so what makes it a good deal for the user, like to have a quote from nsclean now.
     
  4. Inspector Clouseau

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    I wish Kevin many luck, he surely will need it :ouch:
     
  5. Mele20

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    How will this affect the legal status of BoClean as operating as a "private club" which afforded it great protection from intimidation from malware owners? This protection under New York law was the reason BoClean never offered a trial version or free version. At least that is my understanding. I'm not an attorney but it would appear this protection is now lost. How well, and for how long, will Comodo fight the malware owners that want an "accomodation" from the now free BoClean to look the other way, etc? Comodo is in the position to monetarily resist such pressure but will they?
     
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    Surely disappointing and sad.:'( But Security it's no different from other businesses, the big fish eats the small ones.:(
     
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    I predicted, and I hate it was right, that 2007 would be the year that the smaller vendors would have problems staying afloat. Especially in the AT segment. Wow, is all I can say, but you have to do what you feel is in your best interest in the long run.
     
  8. trjam

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    It also says they are going to make it a free product.:mad:
     
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    W.O.W.
     
  10. gates

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    well nothing stays forever.

    This was in sight and again one good software is going to down. :(
     
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    a bit of a shock, didn't see this one coming,
    what will be missed is probably the best support around.
     
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    Now I really wonder if Comodo products will remain free forever.
    I am not sure but I think BOClean could have better choices too, not sure at all! May be they decided so as Comodo is promising to keep it free.
     
  13. CJsDad

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    All the best to Kevin and Nancy, thanks for the great support.
    I seriously hope BOClean stays as is, I've had the program for about a year and a half now but who knows what the future holds with Comodo.
    This sucks but as the old saying goes....Money talks.
     
  14. the insider

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    Instead of "having bad feelings" or "guessing" : let's give the new owners at least the benefit of the doubt ok ? :) I can understand the people who once paid good money for this app feel disappointed, but this is just the way it goes .... maybe in the near future everybody will benefit from this deal with a new, free and good app ?
     
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    I don't understand, why would you pay money to buy out BOClean and then turn around and make it free? What am I missing here?
     
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    Hello Rilla927 :)

    Comodo explains this free concept here.
     
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    Several off topic posts removed. No other posts discussing other members will be allowed here.
     
  18. Old Monk

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    Sorry Ronjor. Curiousity sometimes gets the better of some of us :)
     
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    I'm really sad to read this astonishing news and i hope that Kevin and Nancy will continue to control the evolution of their product.

    Is it a bad news ? we have to wait and see how Comodo will deal with nsclean products
     
  20. EraserHW

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    yes, me too. I still can't figure out how is this acquisition possible sincerely :blink:
     
  21. Longboard

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    OOOOoooohhh :doubt:
    Well feck me.

    Where will this lead to ?? :(
    Feeling like a little rock of certainty has been pulled out from under me.

    Watch and wait.
    How will this work?

    OK: I've trusted Kevin and Nancy to now: just have to wait and see.

    Would have paid double for BOClean if that was the problem.
     
  22. CJsDad

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    It would have been nice to at least inform the BOClean customers that a change was about to happen.
     
  23. Rilla927

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    Ya, I've seen that. I find it hard to believe. This is sad news indeed.

    Eraser summed it up nicely.
     
  24. Wake2

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    Dunno why but I am shocked at this news,
    wish Kevin and Nancy best of luck with
    this transition, but sure don't know
    what this means for the future of BOC,
    or for current BOC users guess time
    will tell.

    Wake
     
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    I wonder what will happen to BoClean's corporate customers.

    Couldn't have said it any better!
     
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