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  • sinsairity
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    Mbam for life. I have used it for years, and with the attitude and approached presented I will continue to do so for many more.

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  • Shataiken
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    Originally posted by guanyi1030 View Post
    Personally I'm with the opinion that AV software should be free, but maybe function under the concept of donations.

    "Well, I'm sorry you have a nasty virus on your machine, but if you wanna remove it, we're gonna need to see some $$$."
    I would hate that model - because I would be very skeptical to see if my system is really infected. But - cleaning an infection, then expecting a donation - I am okay with that! :)

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  • RainLew
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    Personally I'm with the opinion that AV software should be free, but maybe function under the concept of donations.

    "Well, I'm sorry you have a nasty virus on your machine, but if you wanna remove it, we're gonna need to see some $$$."

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  • Shataiken
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    Originally posted by RedHeadLover View Post
    Someone needs to send this to all the media companies. Just because you see that 500 people downloaded a movie, album,or software doesnt mean that if torrenting disappeared that those same 500 would go out and buy it. They cant seem to understand that for some reason. The sooner they do the better off they will be.
    Quoted for truth. If there are 10 shows that I would have watched, if one of them was "piracy-proofed"; I would still with the other 9.

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  • Seed_Baron
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    Originally posted by RedHeadLover View Post
    Someone needs to send this to all the media companies. Just because you see that 500 people downloaded a movie, album,or software doesnt mean that if torrenting disappeared that those same 500 would go out and buy it. They cant seem to understand that for some reason. The sooner they do the better off they will be.
    I'd like to add a few things to what you've said: Make it easier for legitimate customers to support you.

    Kenshi relies strictly on a CD-Key system which is easily cracked, MalwareBytes is on a key based system as well.

    If there were a Desura-like store for movies and music where you can actually copy the files you bought onto every one of your devices I'll stop torrenting movies (iTunes is DRMed, if they're willing to sell every album as a .FLAC and every movie as a .MKV without copy restrictions I might switch, I prefer small independant companies though).

    **Mind the typing and grammatical errors, spell check helps us ESL students**

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  • mylittlerobot
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    Originally posted by Seed_Baron View Post
    It and ESET are the only companies that I care enough to support because their software just works and is not confusing to use.
    Yup, ESET NOD32 is GREAT software.

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  • RedHeadLover
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    “Piracy is not really a huge problem for us in my opinion. There are a lot of people who simply won’t pay for our software and being aggressive against them won’t change that,” Harrison told us.
    Someone needs to send this to all the media companies. Just because you see that 500 people downloaded a movie, album,or software doesnt mean that if torrenting disappeared that those same 500 would go out and buy it. They cant seem to understand that for some reason. The sooner they do the better off they will be.

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  • 0NENIGHTST4N
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    I recall installing this several months ago and was a little surprised when I noticed MalwareBytes detected the packed keygen as "Don't.Steal.Our.Software". I'm now even more amazed at the fact that they acknowledge pirates contributed to the growth and success of their software.

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  • devacha
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    They are nice guys, really.......but they are unfortunate.....I would buy their software right now but.....I am on Mac

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  • Seed_Baron
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    Originally posted by MaxPlus View Post
    Finally someone who gets it. Being aggressive doesn't turn anyone into a paying customer, all it does is make a lot of people angry.
    Originally posted by Cerberusj View Post
    +1 on this.

    Finally someone that thinks of pirates as people that helped spread the word and actually making money out of it rather then discarding that in total and hating pirates just because they lose a couple of bucks from the 1 individual that doesn't pay for it and forgetting that that 1 pirate might have caused the company to gain 5 new paying customers.
    Originally posted by mylittlerobot View Post
    Good article. I like Malwarebytes approach to detecting pirates, I've had some other software do the same kind of thing. It's actually caused me to buy the software because of the developers elegant approach.
    I pirated MalwareBytes when I was still running Vista on this laptop because I couldn't buy a license (didn't have an unlocked/worldwide debit card) and because I was trying it out.
    It and ESET are the only companies that I care enough to support because their software just works and is not confusing to use.


    The developer's remark on piracy reminded me of Kenshi's developer when asked about DRM
    I won't make it difficult to copy my game, pirates break every system while my legitimate customers get hurt

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  • mylittlerobot
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    Good article. I like Malwarebytes approach to detecting pirates, I've had some other software do the same kind of thing. It's actually caused me to buy the software because of the developers elegant approach.

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  • Cerberusj
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    +1 on this.

    Finally someone that thinks of pirates as people that helped spread the word and actually making money out of it rather then discarding that in total and hating pirates just because they lose a couple of bucks from the 1 individual that doesn't pay for it and forgetting that that 1 pirate might have caused the company to gain 5 new paying customers.

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  • MaxPlus
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    “Piracy is not really a huge problem for us in my opinion. There are a lot of people who simply won’t pay for our software and being aggressive against them won’t change that,” Harrison told us.
    Finally someone who gets it. Being aggressive doesn't turn anyone into a paying customer, all it does is make a lot of people angry.

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  • DeepWeb
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    If all would think like that the life o pirates would be much easier :)

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  • xxmusicxx
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    “Piracy is not really a huge problem for us in my opinion. There are a lot of people who simply won’t pay for our software and being aggressive against them won’t change that,” Harrison told us.
    Good approach , give this man a grammy

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