Discussion in 'other anti-trojan software' started by Mele20, Mar 28, 2007.
Will the product continue under this name?
I have a question. Will BOClean continue to block the installation of rootkits by music CD's and/or DVD's when BOClean is available for free? I remember that Kevin's lawyers would not let him release a free utility to remove the Sony rootkit, but allowed him to include the detection/protection in BOClean that was not free.
I am not asking this question to be a dog in the manger, I ask it for a practical reason.
Some time ago my sister-in-law asked me to copy a music CD for her so that she would have a copy for her car as well as for her home. She said that her computer would not copy it for some reason. When I attempted to copy the CD the copy process failed. Not only did that copy fail, but then I found that I could no longer copy other stuff to CD, not even my own files. I had a feeling that there was something on the music CD that changed my computer to cause the problem. This was well before I heard about rootkits. The problem persisted for some time, but then the problem went away and I could copy stuff to CD again. I did not know why. Then later I heard about the Sony rootkit and I read that BOClean had detected the Sony rootkit for some time before it became news. I cannot confirm this, but I reasoned that my computer returned to normal when detection was added to BOClean for the Sony rootkit.
Yes it will.
Oh good. Thank you.
I feel a great disturbance in the force, and it's all good.
Thanks for keeping BoClean a renown product. I think this merger is nothing short of fantastic for all involved. How can i comment on a program i never even tried before? Because i have associates and friends alike who never have had to suffer misfortune or lost down-time with it and thats all i ever need to hear.
All the best!
I have sung the praises of BoClean, both product and support before on this Forum. Let us hope we all will be able to continue the song. Best wishes to Kevin and Nancy.
Best wishes to Nancy and Kevin in their new project.Have been using BoClean for a long while, nice to hear that the paid customers are not forgotten.
I can't wait to use this to my malware fighting arsenal.
Will it be freeware?
And what if you got an license..? (I don't)
Yes, it's been said that Comodo is the owner of Boclean and they have a habbit of giving away their software .
Boclean's Kevin McAleavey said earlier in this topic: "The promises BOClean made to our PAYING customers are PARAMOUNT! They WILL be honored ... once BOClean becomes "free" then the usual "accoutrements" of "free" apply. But for those of you who were with us and PAID for BOClean ... rest assured, the level of support you ALWAYS got will not change ... when Nancy and I made promises, they were made with the intent to KEEP them. Mehli (the "Comodo-guy", Get) understands this, and that won't change.
So...Now that Boclean is becoming freeware, how many people will put it on their machine? I have long been intrigued by this product, but never enough to pay for it. So now that it is free, I might have to finally try it.
Although, for some reason - be it I am already covered, or that some of these "things" just do not affect me for whatever reason, I will try it for a while.
I have this BAD aversion about paying for something I cannot test drive first.
Don't care about a return policy... it's the paying before you see part that I'm no good with.
This is why I haven't been able to try this product.
Don't really seem to need it though.
Now, it will be free. Cool!
I just hope that it doesn't go the way of other great products.
Yes, I have read what Kevin has posted... but "S*** Happens".
Giant sure got hosed, huh?
I have never used Boclean, but I have tried Comodo products. They are pretty innovative company, committed to their mission. It wouldn't surprise me to see them improve the product.
As for Ewido being bought by AVG and Giant getting bought by Microsuck...those were probably bad for the consumer. This one though, may just turn out differently. Time will tell...
Giant got trashed!
Ewido/AVG still works somewhat decently.
Just hate to see any good software get screwed into the weeds after getting bought out.
Doesn't matter if I have ever used a product or not, several people I respect use BOClean and if nothing else, I don't want to see THEM get screwed!
We shall see...
Same people working on it, with more resources, and Kevin McAleavey himself said, he's going to have more time to improve the program, instead of adding signatures etc.
My money is on them, the people.
Giant was bought by Microsoft.
Ewido by AVG, and as Firecat said, and i agree, AVG AS is still a good program. The graphics changed though.
Didn't Microsoft "get" a few of Giants writers in the deal?
What happened there?
Still died, huh?
I want to believe Kevin, but things have a way fo crapping out anyways... time will tell.
I wish Kevin and Nancy all the best!
Geez Dadkins.... you are the pessimist
I don't have a problem with BOClean becoming free, since I've used it quite some time without ever paying for upgrades or signatures.
Opera also became free after some time, but I already paid for it in the past.
Nonetheless both are worth the money I've paid for it, so I don't mind if it becomes free.
I wish Kevin, Nancy good luck on this new path and knowing Kevin, I'm sure BOClean will still remain an excellent protection tool.
Keep up the good work you both.
So, will be free BoClean the same for corporate users too - or they get better one?
I think i share those same sentiments. I paid for plenty of softwares already before BoClean entered my attention back then and even though i knew from all the reviews and positive posts to it that it was definitely top notch, well i just couldn't bring myself to spring for yet another security software license since my protection was adequate enough.
If and when it does go freeware i can assure you now i'll be in that download line.
Good point. Those area couple of examples, but there are many others as well (some good, some bad)....
And I respect you for saying this. So far, most of the people posting in this thread are NOT BOClean users, who are simply happy for themselves because they'll now be getting it for free. But are they really getting the BOClean that users have become accustomed to, used and praised for years?
Like you said...."We shall see...."
For what it is worth, i,ve been a Boclean user for 4 years now, if i recall right, the first app i ever paid for and the best investment, security wise, i ever made. I have confidence that the previous owners, and the new ones will do the right thing hopefully and continue on with the great support and over all tradition that has been PSC.
I,ve always got an earfull & eyes, full of glowing reviews of BoClean to the point of almost being envious. That goes a few years back i think when i was only on 98. I don't doubt for a moment that it will not only continue at it's high level of confidence for users, but in all probabilities it's likely to excell even more. This appears on the surface at this early stage to be a merger of great importance. Not just for the loyal users but the entire group as a whole too. I stood by all those reviews back then and i don't see anything standing in the way of remaining that confident in support of BoClean now! All the best!
Enjoy, all the new users.
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