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YoKenny

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A Little Economic Stimulus: Free Antivirus
« on: February 12, 2009, 04:47:34 PM »
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A Little Economic Stimulus: Free Antivirus

By Rob Pegoraro
Thursday, February 12, 2009

Using Windows has traditionally required paying a tax of sorts. Not to Microsoft but to the vendor of the antivirus program you install to protect your PC.

This tax has come not just in the form of purchase prices and annual subscription fees but also in the time needed to maintain increasingly complicated security tools.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/11/AR2009021103622.html?wpisrc=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter

CharleyO

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Re: A Little Economic Stimulus: Free Antivirus
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 09:05:23 PM »
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This influx of free antivirus choices may make life even less pleasant for developers of "payware" security tools. But for people looking to trim their computing costs in any way possible, it can't happen fast enough.

What influx??

Has the writer (as well as others) been living under a rock for the past 5 - 10 years?    ???


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gery

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Re: A Little Economic Stimulus: Free Antivirus
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 11:07:21 PM »
The writer comes from another planet people don't even read his manuscripts.
moderators please delete the link it is childish
hahah thanks for including some humor lol ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

rdmaloyjr

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Re: A Little Economic Stimulus: Free Antivirus
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 08:58:23 PM »
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Avast's bigger issue, however, may be its requirement that you register with the Czech company through e-mail, then renew that registration once a year. That's just enough of a chore that distracted users may let their updates lapse.

Some that I have recommended avast! to have objected to registering avast! because they feared they would get email offers and other such spam.  I assured them that the only email they would get from Alwil is the one containing the license key.  Some were skeptical and wouldn't download avast!.