Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Oct 27, 2008.
Go here, convert dollars to Indian Rupee and walla. Damn good deal. Better grab it while you can.
Thanks for the tip. I wonder if it is ethical (or permitted on Wilders) to take advantage of international pricing intended for people in developing nations.
Also, please pardon the modest correction: the word is "voilà".
well the last time I checked, India was about as well developed as the USA. Ethical, give me a break, F-Secure has know and allowed this for over a year now. So I dont think I unearthed the Holy Grail.
Hmmm, let me think... Most of the HW is being produced in China, tons of support services and programming are massively outsourced to India. Why? Hmm.... b/c it's cheap? Ethical or not? A simple reality check.
No disrespect intended towards India (in fact my wife was born there). But I believe I am technically correct:
"The core leadership of the G-20 (Group of Developing Nations), known as the G4 bloc, consists of China, India, Brazil, and South Africa."
Here I even don't see an AV.http://www.f-secure.co.in/
F-Secure caught us again?
choose the AV or Suite and change to rupees
Suite 25 bucks
AV 8 bucks
Hey it actually works, AV is 420 rupees which works out to around AU$14, what a bargain for 3 pc's.
Hey, I think I said in a different thread relating to F-Secure Price, that its subsidized in Asia ( esp. India).
Maybe F-Secure has its Indian AV Lab in SEZ (Special Economic Zone) which allows it to sell products produced/supported there without paying tax. But thats my best guess !!
Thanks trjam, it worked 8 bucks and a few cents. even my bank confirmed it, also F-Secure said my 1 year subscription would not start untill installed with the Product Subscription Number. Thats great and thanks again.
Like deanmartin, I also ordered F-Secure AV 2009 for appx. 8 U.S. American dollars with no problem using the thread-described change of currency to rupees.
Hats Off to trjam for this bargain find.....
you are welcome. Wilders members stick together, even if we sometimes dont act like it.
I wonder if this will work with other vendors...
What a steal.
So you can basically hold onto this licence and get a year mileage out of it whenever you feel like installing it?
**Edit Just read your post deanmartin.
The internet changed that. It's viola now.
Thanks, just I bought it and paid INR 420/- only.
Does it accept PayPal?
Thanks for the reply.
smith2006, check your PM box.
kaspersky india is giving free kav2009 ...see screen shot from site http://www.kasperskyindia.com/
btw my apologies for kav post in f-secure thread....
Well, good deal or not, this offer is not related to F-Secure and hence should be directed to a separate thread.
As for Kaspersky, well, lets just say that I got 2 1-year, 3 PC KIS licenses for $10 each approximately in a retail store.....F-Secure is just a wee bit higher than that
Alright, since I live in India, let me try and explain this just a little bit.
F-Secure is available in retail, but only the internet security package. You won't find it everywhere so you will need to look around for it. Earlier, F-Secure had a distributor in Chennai, Insoft. At that time F-Secure used to cost in excess of INR 3400. Later on, F-Secure established a distributor deal with Aladdin Multimedia in Mumbai, thats when the prices began to drop to the levels you are seeing right now.
F-Secure has no real office or lab in India - what they do have is deals with some major ISPs and communications providers in India to bundle their products with their services. They probably get enough revenue from their deal with the ISPs, which is what allows them to subsidize the pricing for the retail packages and individual licenses in India.
While there's a maximum retail price specified, I know stores that sell it at much less than the MRP (half to be honest). I'm getting a one-year, 3 PC license of F-Secure IS at just shy of $15.
With Kaspersky, the deal is a little different, one I do not know completely yet, but I do not want to go into that at this moment because this is a thread for F-Secure.
In any case, it is very likely that F-Secure will catch you again, so enjoy this offer while it lasts
P.S. Anyone needs a one-year key for FSIS 2008 (for free)? You can use the key to upgrade to 2009, I don't use F-Secure a lot and I have some surplus licenses, so.....
Can some one confirm, still F-Secure is using Kaspersky engine ? or something else ?
current engines in f-secure 2009:
AVP engine and signatures (kaspersky engine)
Hydra (f-secure in house engine)
blacklight for rootkits (f-secure in house engine)
deepguard (uses norman sandbox in someway)