In my trial period of 1 months I became very enthusiastic about the virus scanner NOD32. Since most people become a bit evil nowadays the first thing tried is getting the software for free. Using newsgroups I caught NOD32 complete with fix. In my younger years I was incredibly good using cracked software, but for some reason all my effort end up in a disabled update function. Please read on, because I’m not going to ask to solve that problem. I already fixed it (in less then 10 minutes ) With just 1 call to my preferred supplier I bought a 3-years license for my 2 computers. 5 eurocent p. computer/day is not that much ;-) Believe it or not, when I entered my brand new licenses everything works fine again. (Ta-da! Surprise surprise!) Now I ended up with some questions and I like to share opinions: - What do you all think about misusing or using illegally software. - Does it help getting a better market share - What do you think ESET (or other companies) prefer: a higher/better market share with only 50% paying customers or 100% paying customers with a lower market share? - What is the marketshare of NOD32 nowadays? - How active should ESET be in disrupting/fixing cracks/hacks in there software? - How active is ESET in solving those “fix until y2050” and free updating proxies on internet? - Do you think ESET knows about those (already found 1) free updating proxies supplying free update possibility and which supplies approx. 10 new passwords each day? I discovered a free updating proxy yesterday which claims to supply free updates everyday. So I could get NOD32 for free if I continued looking for a working fix/hack. I did not… and I don’t have a bad feeling about that at all. I love NOD32. I think its great and good programmers should be paid. Its worth every penny, and this was my contribution of 106 euro.