General FAQ Averina software platform

What is Averina Trustworthy Software Platform?

Averina Trustworthy Software Platform is a non-profit community project dedicated to prevent poor quality and malicious software by sharing experiences of all computer users worldwide.

How does it work?

The platform consists of a global feedback repository and a little piece of client software. Users contribute to the platform by rating and reviewing the software products residing on their
systems through the client software. This information is publicly available to everyone and can be accessed again with the client software.

Who is responsible for this project?

The project was initially started by Can Balioglu during his computer science thesis at Munich Technical University. After his degree he continued working on the project and currently he is
the only representative of it.

How can I ask a question here?

If it is a technical question please ask it in the discussion forums. Otherwise you might use the contact page.

What is your relationship with StopBadware.org?

The project has no official relationship with StopBadware.org. The content of the StopBadware’s site is under a
Creative Common license. Averina Trustworthy Software Platform displays and distributes StopBadware’s work under the conditions
indicated in that license.

Web Site

Do you require registration?

No. If you wish, you can contribute to the platform anonymously. No personal information is required.

How do I write a software review or rate an application?

You must have the Averina TSP Client software installed on your system. By opening the Properties window of a code file (.exe, .dll, .ocx) and following the links in that window you can rate
or review any software product. The same links are also available in the Microsoft Authenticode security warning window.

How long does it take before my contribution appears on the platform?

Most of the time it appears immediately. Some of the pages cache their information for a certain duration. In that case it might take a few minutes.

How can I delete my software review or reply?

Your software reviews, replies or discussion forum posts may be deleted from the platform upon your request via the contact page.

Averina TSP Client

Is it free?

Yes. It is completely free.

I hear that many such software products are bundled with ad/spyware programs. How can I trust you?

It is a well known fact that in today’s Internet environment it is unsafe to download software from unknown sources. Therefore all code files of Averina TSP Client
are digitally signed with an official software publisher certificate. You can be confident that no single piece of malicious code is included in it.

Is any personal data sent to the platform during the status retrieval process?

No. The only information sent during the process is a globally unique identifier generated from the code file you are verifying.

Which operating systems are supported?

Currently Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista operating systems are supported. To learn more about the system requirements click here.

I’m behind a firewall. Can I still use it?

Yes. Averina TSP Client uses the standard HTTP protocol and does not need any special configuration on your network.