Monday, 29 June 2015

Malwarebytes Provides Software Pirates Free Year License

To accommodate Internet using a pirated version of the anti-virus security software company Malwarebytes an " amnesty program started. " According to the virus fighter can prevent users from being tricked into buying a counterfeit version of Malwarebytes.

Also, it may be that there is a problem with the key being used. Therefore, users can now specify in the paid version of the software, how they obtained the product and then generate a new license for Anti-Malware Pro or Premium. In addition, users of 12 months may make free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium use. Some users, however, not to speak of the action and want their money back, because software pirates in this way with a free version "rewarded".

In a statement sets Marcin Kleczynski, CEO and founder of Malwarebytes, that in the beginning in the development of anti-virus software unsafe algorithm was selected to generate the license keys. As a result, it was and is the generation of an illegal license key very simple. The problem with illegal license keys is that they sometimes "collide" with legal license keys, Kleczynski notes. Meanwhile, there is a new licensing system used will be rolled out in phases.

"The only problem is that we have millions of users where we sold keys to, or where a reseller has sold keys, or we have issued keys without placing them in. It's a mess, and as a consumer you have the right to to be angry, " writes Kleczynski on the private forum. Therefore, the virus fighter first see which keys are active and by whom they are used. In the case of software pirates, they will be able to use free of Malwarebytes at most one year. The CEO noted that he would like all keys would want to process manually and verify, but that millions of license keys is impossible.

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