The future of avast

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  1. Technical

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    A recent interview shows the future of avast software:
    http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20074377-12/avast-to-go-mobile-get-vpn/?tag=rb_content;main

    1. Android security application
    2. Online backup (in association with Mozy)
    3. Password management (in association with RoboForm)
    4. Identity protection (CreditAlert; already released on beta for US's consumers)
    5. Personal VPN for both desktops and mobile (security for open/public Wi-Fi connections)
    6. Multiple secure protocols supported by VPN (including PPPT, OpenVPN, SSL and L2TP)

    What do you think?
     
  2. Matthijs5nl

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    A more interesting thing in my eyes is the fact they think about running browsers in autosandbox by default in the next version.
     
  3. cm1971

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    At least they are moving forward. Certain other AV's seem to have stagnated. I just recently started using Avast 6 on a laptop and really like it so far.
     
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    that is the thing that stood out to me. And in reality a pretty good combo for average users to keep them safe.

    I have to admit their Sandbox has gotten very good with little on no sytem impact.
     
  5. yaslaw

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    Interesting.
    I prefer lastapass over roboform but vlk said that this is not going to happen. Also sugarsync is IMO better then mozy (5gb vs 2 gb in free version)
    but this is step forward and big surprise to me (vpn that came in bundle with premium version of avast is very valuable addon)
     
  6. firzen771

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    hopefully the online backup and password manager stay separate from the current lineup, or they create a "total" product that includes those so people that dont want them can just get the IS or Pro versions.
     
  7. DBone

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    I use AIS and I run chrome in the manual sandbox 100% of the time. I can save any download to a place outside the sandbox and cookies, history, bookmarks and Chrome extensions are not virtualized either for an invisible browsing experience.

    You can unselect all of the options that I mentioned above, and virtualize everything, and store it all in the sandbox. Very user friendly and doesn't have any impact on browsing speed.
     
  8. zfactor

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    1000% agreed. i REALLY HOPE avast does not become bloatware as so many have....
     
  9. ellison64

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    Id like to know a little more about the roboform password manager and how it will be implemented/priced in AIS.Roboform ripped me off with selling lifetime licenses and then reneging on them.I wish avast would have dealt with a company that doesn't rip many of its customers off ,but I do understand that as a program roboform is one of the top three.
    ellison
     
  10. Noob

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    Good to know they have plans :rolleyes:
    The only thing is that IMO those features aren't as exciting as when they released Sandbox, BB etc. :D
     
  11. Technical

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    You can be sure they will do so, i.e., the user will get what he/she wants. There will be a total product but also you can disable/uninstall parts of it and also will have the free version only.
     
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/27/avast_strategy/
     
  13. moontan

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    as good as Avast is, i think paying 50$ a year for security is way too expensive.

    especially considering that security should be built in the OS itself...
     
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    How bout, for 55 percent off. 55WILDERS2010
    ;)
     
  15. JerryM

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    That is a terrific deal for a top notch product. If the license time started when installed I would pick one or more up for potential future use. I have the impression that the time starts at purchase. Since I am not using it at this time it might run out just sitting unused.
    It sure does run well on my systems.
    Jerry
     
  16. Technical

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    Jerrry, as you say, the avast time license starts when it is issued (not installed).
     
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    Very impressive to me. I just might be persuaded to give Avast another try...
     
  18. J_L

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    Nothing I want, but potentially useful. I just hope they don't remove custom installation like Kaspersky.
     
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    They won't. Default is preselected, but Custom mode will remain.
     
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    +1. :thumb:
     
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    do u still get the credit reporting thing with the free version ? :doubt:
     
  22. Technical

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    I don't think so. Seems it will be an optional and paid service.
     
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