Dr.WEB Anti-virus, Time-limited offer - February 5-28, 2007

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  1. Malcontent

    Malcontent Registered Member

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    All aboard! Dr.WEB Anti-virus for Windows + FREE Anti-spam

    http://info.drweb.com/
     
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  2. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i dont like this email, i recieved it too.

    it makes it sound like the SPAM will cost existing users when its released.

    tut tut, dont think i will be paying if thats the case.

    what makes me think this is:

    "Doctor Web, Ltd. announces a special offer for users of Dr.WEB Anti-virus
    for Windows "

    and...

    "the spam filtering function will be FREE for those
    who purchase and activate a Dr.WEB Anti-virus for Windows license between
    February 5 and February 28, 2007"

    i hope this is NOT the case.
     
  3. SSK

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    I wonder about this to. Will mail drweb tomorrow, see what this means for current users :)
     
  4. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    im hoping for a dodgy russian translation :)

    i'll just ask on the forum, its usually a quick reply on there.
     
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  5. Badcompany

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    Hi Forum,
    Just sent a e-mail to drweb asking if the anti-spam program will be free for existing licence holders.
    Badcompany.
     
  6. Mongol

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    Kinda what I was wondering about, I just renewed 2 months ago. Hope to get a good reply to your email...:eek: :rolleyes: :blink: :)
     
  7. Badcompany

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    Will post as soon as I receive a reply.
    BC.
     
  8. Badcompany

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    Downloaded the anti-spam program from Vade-Retro, very nice, and no problems .Anyone else tried the program.
    Badcompany.
     
  9. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i heard somewhere that the dr.web is only 'based' on that, and apparently the dr.web one is better than that of vade.

    but it could just be hearsay.
     
  10. gates

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    I think Doctor.web is going to make one big mistake if current license holders have to pay something to get spam filtering function. It's raises a question is version 5 free upgrade when it's comes out?
     
  11. Badcompany

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    Received a reply from drweb at 10.44am saying that the anti-spam program would be free for existing license holders,two hours later I received another e-mail saying it would be free for people purchasing drweb between the 5th and the 28 Feb. So it looks like we have to pay for it.This will not be good for the doctor.
    Badcompany.
     
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  12. Badcompany

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    Here is a screenshot of the replys.
     

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  13. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    however........

    CSJ> will the new version be free for existing licence holders?
    CSJ> i have a 2 year licence see,

    No. It will be free only for those who will purchase and
    activate license between February 5 and February 28, 2007.
    See also: http://info.drweb.com/show/3015/en


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    you suck Dr.Web,

    who wants to buy a 2 year licence? o_O :D :eek:

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    whats next, pay for vista version?

    pay for version 5, for the faster scanning speed and better GUI.

    goddddd, bad move from dr.web, EXTREMELY BAD MOVE!
     
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  14. lodore

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    hey whats next pay like 3p per virus def downloads every hour?:D
    lodore
     
  15. Mongol

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    When and if DrWEB realizes how they are shafting current license holders and especially those who very recently renewed I will reinstall DrWEB. My Panda AV 2007 license is good for two computers so it now is on both my boxes...:rolleyes: :mad: . I hope they think this through. Renew a 2 month old license to get Spam filteringo_O...get real DrWEB...:blink: :thumbd: :cautious:
     
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  16. Blackcat

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    The Anti-Spam module would have been a nice extra for present license holders, if free.

    If not free, then it will not concern me too much as my ISP does a great job of filtering out any spam and therefore the AS module is not an essential item for me.

    But this Anti-Spam module may be the beginning of the Suite, as a firewall component has already been discussed over on the forum, together with the HTTP scanner, SpiderGate.
     
  17. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    i will only pay (a small amount) to upgrade to a suite, but not to add antispam, i agree it would have been good to give licence holders something, but to charge even them, its poor.

    maybe to add a small amount onto the current licence price to get some many back on it, something not many would even notice, as its for new customers, but surely existing users should get it free, people ordering it now till end of feb get it free, yet existing pay? WTF!

    licence holders havnt been given much other than signatures, but with other companys not charging licence holders, this is bad for dr.web

    fair enough, if they turned it all into a suite, licence holders should get a nice discount on the suite, but to charge just for this spam thing, i do wonder whats next.

    i cant believe they have had even the nerve to shaft us like this, :thumbd:
     
  18. sukarof

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    Personally, as a paying customer, I would like them to put some effort in and hurry up with the Vista version instead of wasting time on anti spam or spyware stuff (if they are considering doing something about the latter that is)...:/

    Starting to look back at NOD32 again :)
     
  19. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    i agree,

    vista version should be most priority,

    the other 4.33 release should be dropped, it should go straight to v5

    everything added, no messing about.

    you hear of so many av's coming out with new things yet drweb is a bit slow for product updates, sure,

    i know the v5 will be great, but why soooo slow?
    the argument of it being a small company only lasts for soooo long. :cautious:

    but still, like my vista delivery, i wait and hope for the best. :rolleyes:
     
  20. trjam

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    Charging for "Spam" protection, will be a shot in the foot to their sales if they attempt it. It kills me how vendors feel that by adding a basic meaningless feature should jack the cost, just befuddles me. I guess I have to give credit to Avira for going ahead and charging a fairly high price for a AV and a firewall, and they caught hell for it, but in the end with all they plan on incorporating into it, it looks like their customers are going to get a great deal. Spider no more.:mad:
     
  21. n8chavez

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    I hope this is not true, although I fear that it might be. I don't really see the need for every product to become a suite. I prefer to have individual applications that I can have more control over. I hope Dr Web gets it's act together. I could care less about the anti-spam module, because I use Gmail but if Dr Web went to a suite then I might seriously have to consider NOD32 again when my agust lisense is up.
     
  22. Firecat

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    My license lasts till October 2008, and I sure am not going to pay to renew it at this point just to get an Anti-Spam component. Dr.Web's sales team has blundered on this issue, and it makes me take a good look at whether this company really does support its users as much as it was thought it does. :(
     
  23. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    i wont be too bothered if they added a firewall and spam and called it a suite, but maybe charging people for the upgrade to a suite,and new GUI, faster scan speed, a totally new package.

    but to charge existing users just for the spam thing, i think its ridiculous!
     
  24. dan_maran

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    Not having an included Anti-Spam is not a huge problem, I bought my key a while ago but haven't activated yet. So I am out on this one also.

    In regards to the suite, if they do go the suite route I hope they still offer a stand alone version. If not, VBA will do, as it has been on my desktop. ;)
     
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  25. Firecat

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    I think it was intended as a free upgrade until someone at the sales team decided to make some money out of it. If you look at the statements of the beta it is pretty clear that they intended the upgrade to be free.
     
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