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DennisMCSE

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Who knew that free antivirus solutions were worth that much money. Yes I know AVG has paid versions, but the majority of their installs are free antivirus.

http://www.computerdealernews.com/news/antivirus-maker-avast-buys-rival-avg-for-1-3-billion/48904

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donoli

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Who knew that free antivirus solutions were worth that much money.


My guess is that user information can be sold, for marketing purposes, at a good price.
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Marlon

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you are forgetting all those free virus signature generating clients that they have running.  Essentially you just got millions of virus signature reporting volunteers and a code base to compare to yours.
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