how legal is it?

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  1. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    Just asking how legal is using the promotional version of CA's ETrust AV 7 at http://www3.ca.com/Solutions/Collateral.asp?CID=41370 for Win2k3 server user on home pc running another platform like Win98se? o_O o_O
     
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    interesting question , personally i wouldnt lose any sleep over it . I wrote to them about another issue this eve and asked them about that very issue, being a home cruiser . So will let you know what they say . anyways they have a forum that looks maybe worth wondering into http://forums.ca.com ( I just signed up so when they email me how to get there and i find a bow tie i will let you know what its like . ( might have crackers and dip lol ) :)
     
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    I don't see a problem with using the promo version7. I answered the questions and didn't lie about anything and they allowed me to download the AV. If I'm running a home business and have only 2 computers, mine and my wife's, it seems to me that I'm being legal.
     
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    and its still flowing very nicely :)
     
  5. Chuck57

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    It's still working beautifully, except for the automatic update. I've emailed them, they've replied promptly, but nothing works. I don't know if I got a bad download or what. Everything else is slick and nice. So, I'll continue updating manually every other day and not worry about it. I like this version.
     
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    Notice to all on NTFS installing This Win2003 edition : Do NOT click the option in configuration concerning NTFS. There is a strong possibility it can corrupt the partition.

    Other than that, great piece of kit :) Like KAV better though :cool:
     
  7. minacross

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    I e-mailed them too and after the last e-mail I sent (June 26), I did not receive a reply !!

    Hi Neil,

    Actually this version works on Win98se (I installed it on my machine to test
    if it will work, and it did), Win 2k and WinXP .
    That is why I asked if it is legal - or at least ethical - to use it on a pc
    running win98se?

    Regards,

    Mina



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Africa Channel" <AfricaChannel@ca.com>
    To: <>
    Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 5:49 PM
    Subject: eTrust Antivirus from Computer Associates



    Hi Mina

    The link you included below is actually for a free download, it will only
    work on Windows 2003 servers...not Win 98

    The Inoculate personal edition that you mentioned has become our new home
    user /small business product - eTrust EZ Armour.

    Check out www.my-etrust.com

    Regards

    Neil Foxley

    Channel Sales Africa
    Sales, Marketing & Presales Support for all CA Brightstor, eTrust &
    AllFusion Products
    Tel : +27 11 23 69240
    email : africachannel@ca.com


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Mina Guindy [mailto:]
    Sent: 26 June 2003 13:56
    To: Euro, TLC
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    Importance: High

    Dear Sir,

    I use a personal computer at home running win98se, I found your promotional
    version at
    http://www3.ca.com/Solutions/Collateral.asp?CID=41370

    is it legal to use it on my home pc ?
    thanx in advance,

    MHG,
    Cairo, Egypt
     
  8. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    just got thier reply:


    Hi Mina

    Having read through the info we posted it doesn't seem like there would be a problem with you using this. Bear in mind that there is no mention of support for this, Commercial customers who purchase the product get free support as part of their package. The website I listed below for my-etrust.com at least has technical support incorporated into the cost.

    Regards

    Neil Foxley

    Channel Sales Africa
    Sales, Marketing & Presales Support for all CA Brightstor, eTrust & AllFusion Products
     
  9. Douglas

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    Thank you, minacross, for the info.
    And a bigger thank you for caring about the legal and ethical issues.

    Best Regards,
    Douglas
     
  10. minacross

    minacross Registered Member

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    u r welcome.. :D :D
     
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    I think the promotional page is self explanatary .Its there for those who may wish to have it . In my last communication with them . they replied regarding whether its ethical or not , saying , basically , if you would rather download the trial version ( 30 days) instead , you are most welcome. If I felt uncomfortable with having the free promo version.
    In my mind in a world where things that are free are not always what they appear to be , I have to think carefully more on Is there some thing else here that in my eagerness to download a life time of free updates , that Im missing . For me thats the question rather than the other . ie Are we tracked or just being used as honeypots lol
     
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    I think, and I'm wrong as often as I'm right these days, that the promo is legitimate. I guess I look at it as free advertising. ETrust is a good av and, if you use it and it works, you recommend it to friends. If 10K people downloaded the free promo and Computer Associates recognizes 500 new sales as a result, they've made out.
     
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    Thanks to all for the info here and in the other post.

    I noticed something interesting at their d-l site, the Trial version is 5 Mb larger.
    Makes you wonder what the promo ver leaves out.
    http://etrustantivirus-east.ca.com/
     
  14. Technodrome

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    Trial version contains Administration tools. Promo is a client version.



    tECHNODROME
     
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