Yes but average users or non-english speaking users might find difficult to do that trick. The page is for Downloading CIS Premium (Free internet security) yet there are only “UPGRADE” buttons in it to buy the Pro version…
Mistake? Bad marketing decision? IDK it’s just not a good move from Comodo in my opinion. I hope they fix that.
I find it deplorable when a company succumbs to these type of campaigns. I recently needed to look up the standard cable tv package of the cable provider and it took me effort to locate it. It was almost buried in favor of more expensive interactive package with lot’s of HD channels.
I agree 100%. This is not a good marketing strategy.
Indeed, but the user accessed a page for Downloading CIS Premium (Free Internet Security) yet in this page there are just “UPGRADE” buttons, this is somewhat misleading. I remember there used to be a “Free Download” option in this page some time ago, seems it was removed/replaced by those “UPGRADE” buttons. Other users also mentioned this:
I get that they need to sell CIS Pro but they should still offer a small “Free Download” Link below the first “UPGRADE” button, would be more adequate in my opinion.
Now it’s impossible to Download either Free Comodo Firewall or Free CAV from their respective pages. There is just advertisements for 4,99 per year full protection. Free CIS version can only be downloaded through the Link quoted or through the Forums.
Very bad move from Comodo. Misleading marketing strategy IMO :-TD :-TD :-TD
Thank you for pointing this out. I am helping people in a Brazilian Security forum who always ask “What’s the best Free AV to use?” and recommending Comodo to them, but it seems now I will have to point out a Link to this forum if they want to Download the Free CIS Suite.
Otherwise they will end up with the paid version installed because majority of them are average users.
At least I hope Comodo folks don’t remove the Links from here as well claiming it’s better to pay 4,99 a year than use the Free product? …
It is a pity that the staff of Comodo is not communicated on this point.
For me, it’s not too much the price that annoys me, this one is resonable. But I think it starts low so that it can then increase very quickly. In addition, the obligation of automatic renewal gives me a lot of money. This is a method that we find more and more often. With this method, I’m sure I will not switch to a paid version.
In addition, in no place are the conditions of sale.
I am more indulgent with problems on a free software.
If Comodo became profitable, I will be more demanding on many points.