Do you participate in community functionality in AV software?

Discussion in 'polls' started by cgeek, Nov 13, 2010.

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Do you participate in community functionality in AV software?

  1. Always

    44.1%
  2. Never

    17.6%
  3. Sometimes

    38.2%
  1. cgeek

    cgeek Registered Member

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    Do you participate in KSN, Norton community, Avast community.....
     
  2. Rampastein

    Rampastein Registered Member

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    A year or two ago I used not to, but with the latest versions of products it affects protection so I always participate in community/cloud services.
     
  3. guest

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    Always, I like to help the vendors.
     
  4. Noob

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    Sometimes, on my summer vacation i used to test beta av's and report back (EAM V5) but after school started i don't have enough free time xD
     
  5. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Sometimes, if it requires registration I wouldn't bother (unless I really like the software).
     
  6. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    Sometimes, Norton Community.
     
  7. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

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    Yup its always my favorite part of the AV. I report files to Rising Security Network, send files to Panda CI servers, and submit data to Microsoft Spynet.
     
  8. Boyfriend

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    I participate in KSN sometimes only.
     
  9. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

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    Most of the times: No I don't.
     
  10. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Except Wilders Security, I do not.
     
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  11. mrgigabyte

    mrgigabyte Registered Member

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    I Do you participate in Avast community and Wilders :thumb:
     
  12. carat

    carat Guest

    Always :thumb:
     
  13. Woodgiant

    Woodgiant Guest

    Besides Wilders I do not participate in other AV forums. Wilders have a great diversity and dynamic in my opinion, because we are not hunted by a bunch of Fanboys, who just believe that there is only one solution to the malware menace, theirs and only theirs Av solution . I like diversity, especially when people disagree with me, and can discuss in a constructive plan.;)
    Best Regards
     
  14. Page42

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    The OP is not asking if you visit other forums.
    The question being asked concerns whether or not you participate in community functionality, wherein a vendor asks to anonymously gather pertinent information from your computer.
    I believe it is very helpful to the vendor to do this (and thus beneficial to all users), so I am always inclined to agree.
     

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  15. Woodgiant

    Woodgiant Guest

    Hi Page42
    I can see what you mean, it's quite obvious that I have totally misunderstood the question, but that is something that I at least can correct. The answer is definitely yes, i do participate.
    Best Regards and thanks Page42 , I must have had a short brain hemorrhage,and then short before it is christmas. :D
     
  16. Page42

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    @ Woodgiant
    It appears that you aren't the only one who misinterpreted the question.
    Best regards to you as well. :)
     
  17. the Tester

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    Sometimes.
    I do that with some betas that I have used.
     
  18. Tarnak

    Tarnak Registered Member

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    Yes...MBAM, Vipre.
     
  19. toxinon12345

    toxinon12345 Registered Member

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    Always, Frequently Im sending samples through ThreatSense.Net or via email to Sophos labs
     
  20. Kernelwars

    Kernelwars Registered Member

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    Yes.. I like to participate :thumb: always have a good feeling about community stuff:thumb:
     
  21. Tarq57

    Tarq57 Registered Member

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    Always. It's the least I can do to try and assist.
     
  22. Noob

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    Oh, ti got it wrong too :p I though he asked if i participated in any beta test etc. :D

    Then, if that's the case i always participate in Community Functionality, as someone said above i'm glad to help them improve their detection/software if i can :D
     
  23. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    Now: Norton Community and Avast! Community!
     
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