Is avira pushing users to premium by stopping free version update?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by bollity, Oct 29, 2009.

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  1. bollity

    bollity Registered Member

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    I need an explicit answer here yes or not.
    this become ridiculous avira , and every time you say we updating servers.
    if you want more money say we need money and we apologize for stopping free updated every few days to push more users to buy premium ans suite.
     
  2. Fajo

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    Company's are ran off Paid products or some type of income from there products.. Free versions are a perk for customers. Have no idea why people complain so much About FREE software, Like they have a stake in the company or something. o_O
     
  3. funkydude

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    There are other free AV's also.
     
  4. acuariano

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    if you guys don't know why we complain,i'll tell you..
    sometimes we can not update in 1-2 or days...just see abira's forum..and you'll notice now even premiun members compalining about the same.
    plus 2-3 days without the latest definitions may get your pc infected.
     
  5. Fajo

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    Its not that we don't know why. But its a free service if you don't like it move on, Basically no room to complain about something you did not pay for or have any stake in.
     
  6. JerryM

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    Although I have not used the free version, it is my impression that the free updates have been problems for years. If one cannot live with the situation, then go for another AV.

    Regards,
    Jerry
     
  7. acuariano

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    we're free of using any other antivirus free or paid..
    the diference is the service,on demand or not.
    when i don't like a thread...guess what,i don't even post..
     
  8. SammyJack

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    "Is avira pushing users to premium by stopping free version update?"

    Yes,but they are also pushing a lot of them to MSE,Avast!,and other non-AV
    security solutions.

    I really do not thank they are deliberately "throttling down" updates,
    I thank they are just not adding enough servers to meet the demand.
     
  9. bollity

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    You are probably right, but this issue has been around for years.
     
  11. the Tester

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    It has. Is it by design? I doubt it.
    There are plenty of other av programs available.
     
  12. acuariano

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    you're 100% right.......
    and this may alert new usera "not to buy' avira"...
    since they can't even handle free version.
     
  13. firzen771

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    this is a COMPLETELY idiotic statement, if u have EVER used an avira paid product ud know its very reliable with its updates and speeds...
     
  14. firzen771

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    well he said he doesnt think theyre throttling it down (which infers that it wuld be using the same update server as paid then since if its the same speed server AND the same signature databse which it is, it wuld make no sense having separate update servers between paid and free in the posters scenerio) and that they cant keep up with the demand, so basically saying Avira cant keep up, and i said that because they CLEARLY can as u see in their paid product, so CLEARLY they PURPOSELY limit the free update servers...
     
  15. Fajo

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    I remember this being stated by Avira once that they do have different servers... Just alot less Free based ones. New ones that come online are automatically tide to the paid version.

    Tho I could be wrong. Maybe Avira can shed some light on this.
     
  16. firzen771

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    yes of course they do.
     
  17. SammyJack

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    firzen771:

    I try not to respond to punks with Satanic symbols for avatars,but what I mean is I do not thank Avira is deliberately blocking updates to the free edition.

    I thank there are too few servers for the free edition,and I thank they do not give a rats ass.
    Got it Metal Head??
     
  18. firzen771

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    first of all who the hell are you to judge who i am, these forums arent meant for personal attacks and since i did not personally attack u i expect the same amount of respect, all i said is ur COMMENT was idiotic... and this isnt a religious debate either, i am free to use whatever avatar i like since ther is no vulgarity in it so i dont expect that kind of attitude on these forums, wuld u also consider Fajo's icon "Satanic" as well? :rolleyes:

    and of course they arent blocking updates, u said they cant keep up, they can, they just dont give free users access to all the luxury features of the paid one such as the best and most update servers. ur changing what u said originally...
     
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  19. Fajo

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    ROFL this is what happened to Online Armor they gave all the nice features to free version there was no incentive to upgrade to the paid. Mike was trying to figure out how to fix this. :argh:
     
  20. firzen771

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    exactly, a product will never work if u give everything away unless u have some other way of making ur profits.
     
  21. SammyJack

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    I don't give a damn who or what you are.
    The product lit from Avira is honest enough when it promise better servers for the paid edition.
    I maintain if they had any interest in fixing the free versions update problem they would have done so long ago.

    I don't know how socialized you are,but calling a non-descript,non-controversial comment "idiotic" is pretty personal.
     
  22. firzen771

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    lol im not gunna reply to u any longer, thers no point in having a discussion with someone whos completely unable to reason with anything but their own opinion and simply dont care what others have to say.
     
  23. JohnnyDollar

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    Yeah if Avira wants you to pay to get reliable and timely updates, then upgrade or get another free av.

    BTW how do you like my Halloween avater?
     
  24. SammyJack

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    I thank you are correct in your assessment of the Avira issue,
    and I thank your Avatar is kickin.

    Nosferatu is Old School class.
     
  25. waters

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    I used avira for years and updates have never been this bad,seems to me this got worse with the arrival of MSE.I think they are trying to get money while they can
     
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