By Staff Discounts & Deals Rules

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Aug 30, 2012

Keep up with and understand the rules around entering official MalwareTips Giveaways and sharing a giveaway or a deal you find on the web with our Community.


Giveaways and Promotions forum on MalwareTips is divided into 3 individual subforums for easier navigation and content categorization. Those are :
  1. Giveaways, Promotions, and Contests
  2. Discounts & Deals
  3. MalwareTips Giveaways
Note: there is an additional subforum of Giveaways, Promotions, and Contests named Giveaways Archive where all expired giveaways and offers are stored.


All giveaways, promotions, offers, deals, and discounts are organized, conducted and shared in terms and boundaries of our Forum Rules. We are a Security-oriented forum so our giveaways are and should be no different. Everything posted on this forum must, in a way, be connected to a field of Security, Privacy, and System Maintenance. Only software giveaways are allowed, so abstain from posting anything else. Everything you win on this forum is stored in a digital-only form. We reserve the right to change this in the future. All giveaways and deals on MalwareTips can be internal and external. Internal giveaways or Official MalwareTips Giveaways can only be run by staff members. Staff members in charge of the giveaways are @BoraMurdar and @Exterminator.

This forum contains threads in which you can find discounts, coupon codes and other promotions for all types of software and apps.
  1. Security, Privacy or System Maintenance software - Check that it's orientated around user security, system maintenance, and privacy. Other types of software will not be approved and will be deleted on spot without user consent.
  2. The discount MUST be at least 50%, if the savings are less than this percentage, the thread will not be approved.
  3. Avoid duplicates - Make sure you are not posting a deal that already exists on MalwareTips. Use the search option to check that or search through a couple of pages.
  4. No personal deals or discounts - You cannot sell or buy anything on MalwareTips. Do not try to.
  5. Publicly Available - No registration required in order to qualify. Exception(s); Social Networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus are allowed.
  6. No Geo-Restricted deals - Make sure that deal you are sharing is not limited to a specific country, state, region, or a continent. Using VPN to fool the system in order to obtain a deal or discount for yourself and/or others is not allowed to be discussed on MalwareTips.
  7. Scan URLs - Check the links are malware-free. We recommend using a tool like VirusTotal or URLVoid to check the status of the promotion site you are about to share.
  8. No Affiliated Links - Link directly to the Promo/Deal/Discount page only, referral URLs are not allowed. Redirecting users to your personal site is not allowed.
  9. Do not post links hiding behind URL shorteners like Bitly, TinyURL and similar.
  10. Make sure you specify and fill all the required fields in order to post a giveaway like a proper :
    • Prefix,
    • Title,
    • Brief Overview,
    • Coupon Code,
    • Direct link to the deal or discounts page,
    • How much will a member save by using this deal
    • Tags
  11. Before replying to a deal/discount thread you should:
    • Stay on topic and discuss only deal/discount instructions and terms, drawing attention to a mistake or misleading of information can be done using the report button and explaining the situation in a proper form. Discussing the product A is better than a product B is not allowed in this forums. Use the proper forum for that.
    • Help other members not being able to obtain the deal by explaining what they should do.
    • Use the like button to thank the original poster for being generous.
    • Not use one-word replies like "Thanks", "Great" or similar phrases like "You are awesome", "Check your inbox", emoticons, images or combinations of one or the other. If you don't have anything productive to share, just keep it to yourself.
    • Not post your personal information such as email addresses, passwords, account information, personal address and or phone number.
  12. If you forgot to add something, do not make another reply, edit your original thread. If you cannot edit your thread because of some time has passed, then send a PM to a staff in charge and they will edit it for you.
  13. If you are posting information from another site and copying & pasting it verbatim then please make use of Quote Tags to include the source.
  14. If you are uncertain about anything and you need a consultation, feel free to send a private message to a staff in charge of Giveaways.
  15. Please take all the above rules seriously and take them to heart. Don't try to look for loopholes or try to lawyer your way around them—just understand them and try to respect the spirit in which they were created. Violations of the Terms of Use may result in a warning notification or termination of your account. If your account is terminated you are prohibited from creating any new accounts.
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