Anti-Virus; Price-Peformance...

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  1. Sputnik

    Sputnik Registered Member

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    Hello all at wilders',

    I was making a little sheet myself about the cost of anti-virus products every year. Therefore I looked to the considered top-products (don't be sad if your favorite product ain't in, it's just a personal list) and their price.

    BitDefender:
    1 year: $29.95
    2 years: $42.95 ($21.50 a year)
    3 years: $55.95 ($18.65 a year)​

    Dr. Web:
    2 years: $49.95 ($25.00 a year)
    3 years: $69.95 ($23.32 a year)​

    F-Prot:
    1 year: $29.00 (license can be used for 5 computers!)​

    Kaspersky:
    1 year: $41.50
    2 years: $66.40 ($33.20 a year)​

    NOD32:
    1 year: $39.00​

    As you can see Kaspersky and NOD32 are the most expensive of the group. F-Prot is interesting if you own a couple computers in your house. BitDefender is the cheapest overall, and will win the best pice-peformance.
     
  2. beetlejuice69

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    For me personally I buy what I like and if it costs more then it costs more. The ones you have posted are good AV as far as I`m concerned but they`re not what I want...although it`s good to see the prices broke down like you did.
     
  3. RobZee

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    Digital River has Dr. Web for $21.95 (1-yr.)

    Rob
     
  4. Don Pelotas

    Don Pelotas Registered Member

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    Don't buy there, it's a old version, if it's the same as the last time i looked.:)
     
  5. RobZee

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    Not sure what is being sold there now, but I purchased it 3/30/2005 & it was v.4.32b then which I have now updated to 4.33.
     
  6. Paranoid2000

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    UK purchasers can get BitDefender 9 Internet Security from Scan for £11.15 (VAT included, equivalent to US$19.14). It was on special offer for £8.80 but that has expired. That's still pretty good value for a security suite...
     
  7. YeOldeStonecat

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    Some other notes to add to the equation for NOD32...

    1 year renewal is 60% of the 1 year license.
    Renewals for 2 years is 110% of the 1 year license

    2x year license is 150% of a 1 year license.

    And....as new versions are released, you automatically get them in your updates...you don't have to go out and purchase a new license for the new version. As some other AV products...your license only covers definition updates, not program updates. NOD32 license covers both. :cool:

    So when you factor in the above, it can look more attractive.
     
  8. phasechange

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    NOD32 is worth it's weight in gold. It just works and it's doesn't make your PC run like an 80186 :)

    Fairy
     
  9. Sputnik

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    For all the programs listed it are both signature and program updates. Besides, how can you get 150% off, that means you get 50% of the price on your bank account? :eek: :D
     
  10. JimIT

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    He didn't say you get 150% off. He said a 2 year license was 150% of the cost of a 1 year license: $39 plus 50% of $39, which comes out to $58.50.
     
  11. Sputnik

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    Dumb me :-* I've been reading too fast, my appologiese!
     
  12. YeOldeStonecat

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    Back to English class for you!

    And I didn't say the others required program renewals, I left is as "some other AV products"...raising an eyes towards the bigger (but not better) ones.

    Other AV products were compared using their price breaks for multi-years...thought it'd only be fair to include that for NOD32 also.
     
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  13. Sputnik

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    I'll change it in my list, and add the multi-year price for NOD32. Again my appologies for misunderstanding. Sometimes it's really a language mess in my head, a mix of Russian, German and English :rolleyes:
     
  14. beetlejuice69

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    Don`t feel, bad this happens to me and all I know is english. :)
     
  15. SSK

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    Language you forgot allready one, have you? :)
     
  16. Sputnik

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    God yes, Dutch too :cool:
    Mijn Nederlands wordt echt met de dag slechter :p

    So to complete the list: Russian, German, English and Dutch. Russian especially for speaking, and the other three for writing and reading :)
     
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    My friend bought DrWeb from DR. On the first update, it went to the latest/current version.
     
  18. SSK

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    :D I mean, just look at it, Dutch is one of the main languages in the world, right? :D
     
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    Does Slovak language belong to world leading languages?:)
     
  20. SSK

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    After my holiday in Bratislava, my opinion: absolutely YES :D
     
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    Oh, great ;)
     
  22. wildman

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    :) I still say that the "free" security protection products are not to bad of an option, and remember the price is $0.00!

    Thanks
    Wildman
    :D :eek: :p
     
  23. Slovak

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    No, that's why it is hard for me to learn my native language. My parents spoke it but never taught me as I was born here.
     
  24. Slovak

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    You can purchase kav5 as a download from newegg for like $25 then upgrade for free to kav6 when it is released.
     
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