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Great specification but ...
on 16 September 2012
I bought a 3-PC licence for BD Awake three months or so ago ... and got rid of it yesterday.
Around the same time as installing it I noticed that my laptop seemed to take so much longer to launch applications.
Then I started to notice that it was taking progressively longer to start up my laptop and to get on-line. Eventually this could take in excess of twenty (20) minutes - This is no exaggeration! I also noticed that it would quietly slip out of its "AutoPilot" mode from time to time.
Most recently I noticed that connecting a particular external USB drive stopped everything from working except the mouse. Suspecting a faulty drive (well it is more than 2 years old!) I tried connecting it to a Win2K PC, a Win7 PC and an Ubuntu machine - it worked every time.
Yesterday I uninstalled BD, bought and installed a different AV, and everything is back to normal again.
In the past I have reported to BD the fact that, despite performing deep virus checks on a number of occasions, the software always told me that it had not been done for something like 51 days. BD told me that this was fixed in the next version. It isn't!
All in all I have approx 9 months remaining on my used licence plus two other licences which, quite honestly, I wouldn't give away to anyone. I've rated this '1 Star' because I can't rate it '0 star'.