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Smart Deal – Antivirus Software

HOLD ON, YOU DON’T PAY FOR YOUR ANTIVIRUS??

Of course, free Antivirus software is better than nothing. In today’s open source internet world we don’t like to pay for products. I get it. I like to get stuff for free too, but, let’s look at the reality. The bad guys are out there, and they are good at what they do. Often, they are organized syndicates, paid off by even bigger organized “syndicates” (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more). And with every computer on the internet potentially linked to every other computer the odds are against the average computer user. Free antivirus software versions are really just teaser programs to get us to upgrade to the paid version of software. Very often the free versions are slower to receive critical updates and do not come with support. This is for good reason, it takes money to fight crime. Virus and Malware programs are popping up everyday! The antivirus companies have to pay to keep the quality programmers they hire, and keep the software up to quality standards.


A few years ago, I started thinking about how important my computer is to me. I store a lot of files on my computer, over 9,000 photos, almost 17,000 music files, and countless other documents and programs. Also, I use my computer every day and when my internet goes down, or I lose an integral piece of hardware, I am lost, frustrated, and can think of nothing else until I can get it fixed. Not to mention that my computer wasn’t cheap. I spent a lot of hard earned dollars on my system.

If your computer is as important to you, as mine is to me:

WHY ARE YOU TRUSTING IT TO FREE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE?

DON’T BE FOOLISH, PAY THE $50 AND PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT!

OUR COMPUTERS ARE WORTH HUNDREDS, OFTEN THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. Yet we become “frugal” when it comes to protecting them. Is $50 or $80 really too much to protect your investment?
I recommend either of the following Internet Security programs. They both consistently receive “Advanced +” ratings [1] [2]

Kaspersky Internet Security
3 PC License = $80
email scanning
Hourly signature updates
small performance impact for max PC performance

Avast Internt Security
3 PC License = $50
email scanning
small performance impact for max PC performance

avast!