Blink Personal Edition

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not Really Free, Despite the Internet Hype"

    November 16, 2008  |   By litarider

    Pros

    It seems to work well. Theoretical free year of personal edition.

    Cons

    Eeye hounds users to buy the personal edition within a couple weeks of install, just after you've got it working. Eeye disables protection, leaving users vulnerable and without notice of the vulnerability if you don't pay for protection.

    Summary

    Eeye promises a year of free Blink personal edition. I spent about 2 weeks teaching it which programs were permitted access. Suddenly Eeye began asking for a key although I followed registration protocol when I initially downloaded and installed the software. Each time I started my computer, Blink took several minutes to load a window to ask for a key (and I have a brand new, fast and powerful laptop). I contacted Eeye to ask why this was happening and how to resolve it. They did not respond.

    Eventually Blink told me that I had to start Blink as "administrator." When I did so, Blink would not continue unless I entered a registration key. I discovered that my computer was not protected and that Blink was not operational. I received no notice that the firewall had been disabled by Eeye. I again contacted Eeye, uninstalled the software, and decided that the hassle and failure to deliver what was promised was not an appropriate way to conduct business. Bye Eeye!!!!

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  • Reply by anzatexan on January 4, 2009

    I don't know what you installed, but I've been running Blink for 8 months (Vista SP1, AMD) and it's never once asked me to buy or sign up for anything (except for the initial asking of my email address). I've never received an email from Blink, it's never stopped working, and all of the features continue to work. If you are having problems, it could be because other programs are trying to do what Blink does which causes a lot of problems between similar programs.

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