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Beware: Free Antivirus Isnít Really Free Anymore


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#1 Condobloke

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:23 PM

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 06:27 PM

avast! is good compared to the others, and Bitdefender plus Malwarebytes just don't offer anything. Even thought, let's keep in mind that Malwarebytes is still just an Antimalware and not an Antivirus. Still nice to see it mentionned in an article like this to show that it doesn't put itself on the same level as the other security software.

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 07:02 PM

I believe AVG was the first to do this several years ago so most of us have known this for some time now. However in the past year or so more and more anti-virus vendors have jumped into this area as a cost recoup measure. This practice is now the most common revenue generator for free downloads by many legitimate vendors.

Here is another good write-up by our friends at Emsisoft...Has the antivirus industry gone mad?!
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