What is a data snatcher?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Baz_kasp, Oct 31, 2009.

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  1. Baz_kasp

    Baz_kasp Registered Member

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    o_O

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    Is it just me, or is this really bad FUD marketing?

    As far as I am aware, AVG make no attempt to elaborate on what a "data snatcher" is or why/how the other antiviruses are "powerless" to stop them. Anyone got any ideas what this supposed horrible threat is?

    static.avg.com/ww.datasnatchersv9/index.html
     
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    To me it means anything that steals data from my computer. AVG seems to mention that in the image you linked to as well. That claim is no different than brand x claiming that they are the only ones that protect you from Rustock. :D

    It's nothing more than marketing. I wouldn't read into it too much if I were you.
     
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    Yeah, I read that too...the only reason I wanted to discuss it here was because I thought it was quite peculiar way of advertising the product.... I mean they do mention "it does this" "it does that"....but what is "it"? :)

    I know that all the vendors gotta get the "I'm better at doing a certain thing than everyone else" across, but when does marketing become codswallop o_O
     
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    I think they mean blocking phishing sites, they are not the only one, perhaps the only free one, but more paid suites have it.
     
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