What is the argument for paying for an antivirus program?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by JWBlue, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. weinter

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    It is very gray the way they define it because:
    1)Software Malware rarely destroy hardware so there is Zero hardware Repair Cost.
    2)They will probably ask you to activate the Recovery Partition and they don't guarantee data either.
    I will not accept their guarantee without reservations.
    Restore to working condition doesn't mean you get your PC back to Original State with data intact and all.
    Working condition means it WORKS thats it. I can easily do that at a drop of a hat just time consuming thats all.
     
  2. Jarhead

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    Other than in a business environment where you're forced to use paid enterprise AV, I would never use that sort of software. I first used AVG Free/MBAM Free, but moved to MSE/MBAM Free about a year ago (or whenever MSE was released) and loving it. Lightweight, and I trust at least MBAM to catch malware on my computer (I use it to disinfect the family desktop all the time; haven't been attacked yet while using MSE). The reason I moved away from AVG Free was because some of the newer versions constantly bothered me to upgrade to the paid version, and during a FIRST Robotics meeting, it flagged a Hello World program (C++, compiled in Dev-C++) as a virus... That made me lose trust in them.
     
  3. Krane

    Krane Notebook Prophet

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    You know, I didn't think of that one, but it's probably the best one of all.

    BTW, Norton update it's software nearly everyday. Try getting that kind of immediacy from a freeware.
     
  4. Raptor88

    Raptor88 Notebook Consultant

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    NOD32 updates every few hours ;) Try getting that from any Paid Antivirus, let alone the Free ;)

    A new virus can hit your PC anytime, doesn't require 24 hours. That's the beauty of NOD32, most secure, yet the lightest on the system you won't even feel you have any AV installed :D
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Norton does the same thing as well.
     
  6. Deks

    Deks Notebook Prophet

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    In my personal opinion, people don't really need paid AV's.
    Business maybe because they are forced to do so, but in terms of users, nah.
    Either lock your OS properly so you don't have to use an AV at all, or use a good free one like Avast, MSE or Avira together with MBAM.
     
  7. Baserk

    Baserk Notebook user

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    So you paid for an AV and now you're in the realm of cognitive dissonance.
    Check Norton AV Pulse Updates, it can update several times an hour.
    J/k, raptor88, NOD32 is a nice AV but it's hardly unique in it's update feature.
     
  8. grimreefer1967

    grimreefer1967 Notebook Evangelist

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    Agreed... and I just renewed for another year. :D
     
  9. coolguy

    coolguy Notebook Prophet

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    Norton's pulse updates are updated once every 15 minutes, or even more frequently as Baserk said.
     
  10. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Notebook Virtuoso

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    MSE updates once or more per day... its free.
     
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