Look who's back with Softpedia!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ssj100, Oct 13, 2009.

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  1. ssj100

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  2. NoIos

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    Had no doubt it will happen.
     
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    Maybe I'm wrong but still I don't see the label...no spyware...no viruses etc. that usually softpedia displays with the listed software.
     
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    You said it right. And Softpedia handled the whole thing perfectly.
     
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    im actually glad its back on softpedia, gives it easier access when i want to test. and when is an officially supported Win7 version gunna come out?
     
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    Seven is just a glorified patch regarding Vista and is working just fine so far.

    Official Version V4 is expected soon this year.
     
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    I'm glad it's back as I'm all for choices. But the real question remains - why would anybody want to use it at all with its dismal ratings for virus/malware detection?
     
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    typically people dont use its AV component...
     
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    I'm somewhat surprised.
    But I don't see anything wrong with the way Softpedia lists Comodo.
    It will benefit anyone that wants to d/l and install Comodo. That's a good thing as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Well, when they first made plugging-up and giving ridiculous explanation about that, it was too much. Is not about this or that product, or using the product or not, but one must asks himeself what was the reason for that? :ninja:
    While this product was "banned", and users go browsing trought Softpedia and find many other products like from Symantec or others that have the identical thing it was dubious and really silly situation to see.
    RejZoR has explained here.

    That's one :thumbd: for Softpedia.
     
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    All I have read re. Comodo and it's antics will cause me not to touch anything
    of it's with a 20 foot pole, BUT, it appears to be getting increasingly tough to
    keep clear of these types as can be seen at, 'The hall of Shame',they just don't seem to care for anything other than a bag full of bullion.
    (No wonder I guess, look at the price of it).

    Mike at MVPS.org is very well regarded, as are Corrine, Donna, Ben Edelman,
    etc.,etc, they watch everything security and don't like the attitude of these
    characters,

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/hostsnews/archive/2009/07/22/1705234.aspx
     
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    What is the real difference between Adware and Ad-supported software o_O
    I mean regardless of Softpedia's New Wording Order...

    Wikipedia does not make a difference:
    "Adware or advertising-supported software is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertisements to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adware

    Apart from that I don't think CIS is Adware, it's just Software with a superfluous, preselected Toolbar.

    Cheers
     
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    Softpedia never gave ridiculous explanations. They have shown respect for their policies and opinions. Now if they have treated other software in different ways...everyone is free to say it around and eventually discredit Softpedia and/or eventually make Softpedia correct the issues. Forgive me but I would also like to ask...since when wikipedia and RejZoR have become the pure source of truth and wisdom?

    These for sure are old discussions and had no intention to open them again, but in general I cannot accept any security software that provides with the installer and something else, except of the software itself, even if it's free. In any case these toolbars like Ask etc. are not the end of the world although I find them highly annoying.
     
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    And something else. For me the Comodo installer is Adware. CIS itself is not.
     
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    I don't have to convince anybody. The point for a software is to not get blacklisted by all us...the client base ( it's not the case of CIS...I'm talking in general ).

    For me the installer is clearly a different thing from the program installed and functioning. In any case I'm tired discussing the same things over and over again and I leave this thread alone.
     
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    Who defines what "adware" is ? I, personally, concur with how Softpedia defines it. Any software that advertises other softwares is adware. CIS's installer promotes Ask Toolbar, which is clear advertising. The user doesn't install CIS expecting an appended toolbar.

    There isn't much to say here. All softwares that come bundled with extraneous programs are adwares, and CIS is one of them.
     
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    maybe, but i dont think ANYONE WANTS the ask toolbar, while people who play starcraft, typically wuld like those other games... ask toolbar is completely unrelated to the products job, so i consider it that for that reason. like if CIS promoted CIS Pro then that wuld be fine cuz its a related product and something a user of CIS MIGHT actually be interested in.
     
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    Regarding CCleaner and the Yahoo toolbar;

    deselecting the option to add it doesn't entirely remove it from the install process.

    Following installation of CCleaner and opting out of also installing the toolbar, it still shows up in the registry as "Yahoo Partner Toolbar" (two instances).
    I've been told it doesn't matter, that it hasn't been installed, but those registry keys shouldn't be there if the user opted out.

    Things like this make me wonder what goodies might be hidden in these free one year licenses for antivirus/security suite applications as well as other software.
    I've taken advantage of some of these offers and will continue to do so if the offer is for something I can use, but I still wonder about my privacy being compromised and if this "free" software is really free in the truest sense of the word.
     
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    whats the diff between the slim version and regular? less capabilities? updated less?
     
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    It's there -

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    Cheers,
     
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    ok thx.
     
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    You are right.
    I have it installed.
     
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