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Sunbelt joins in sleazy practice
« on: September 26, 2010, 05:53:18 PM »
 
The general story; http://www.betanews.com/article/Spybot-Search-Destroy-competitors-are-trying-to-force-its-removal/1237840882

What's new;

From; http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=59442
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The current version of Vipre Antivirus from Sunbelt Software proposes uninstalling Spybot-S&D during their own installation process. But there are no known compatibility problems.

You can avoid the uninstall in their installation wizard by pressing "Next" instead of "Go to uninstall" or "Show me how". Then you will be asked "There are other Antivirus products still installed on your computer. Are you sure you want to continue?" There press "Yes", then Spybot-S&D will stay on your computer.

In case you have uninstalled Spybot with Vipre, to get Spybot - Search & Destroy back, we recommend a fresh installation of Spybot-S&D 1.6.2.

That is the same marketing behaviour that McAfee and Kaspersky uses to kick competitors out of the business. Please do also have a look at this link on our homepage.


Personally, I have no use for any of these bloated underachieving products. While I don't use it like a normal user, I do keep SSD on board a couple test beds and I still occasionally report FPs, errors in routines, and alpha/beta results. I've known Patrick since he first appeared @ Becky 00-01 where I was running application support for Lavasoft and he was talking about his brand new beta.
 
Unlike any other dev I've met in the industry(most of them), I've seen first hand the integrity and ethics he holds true to. It says a lot when the commercial entities feel the need to play nasty with a freeware. Ask yourself, what is it about SSD that scares them so bad?
 
Ref; http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/gfi-software-acquires-sunbelt-software.html
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