Discussion in 'polls' started by puff-m-d, Feb 7, 2006.
I use a combination..
The freebies are mostly system hardeners and on-demand scanners.
On various laptops I use free licenses offered by magazines: nod32, KIS, Fsecure, Gdata etc. and several other tools and toys to play with.
I use only freeware: it goes somethink like this, dropmyrights, firefox, comodo firewall, eraserl, neo safekeys
Eset Smart Security only. I like - personally to keep things simple
Various Firefox security-enhancing add-ons
Windows 7: SEHOP
Windows 7: DEP
Windows 7: LUA
Windows 7: UAC
Windows 7: Firewall
WinPatrol Plus 18.1
Fun how you say windows 7 is paid. then all need say windows is paid also. Anyway I guess you smart man. Why no use SRP or applocker? And who say you need pay for windows 7 ultimate any way. Joke. Or am i.
Nice old poll
Although I use a few free applications , I rely mainly on paid software . There is nothing free and Quality is Not Free.
I don't completely agree with you There are many free alternatives that can match to any of paid products
I agree, of course quality and free go together also.
What's kinda frightening sometimes is the amount I've spent on software which I no longer use for one reason or another. I also buy server software which can be 5, 10 or more times as much as personal.
some times i use pay antivirus & some times i use free antivirusm , for example i use at first kaspersky then i leave it and i use nod32 then i leave it then i use avast pro then i leave it then i use nod32 again then i leave it then i use kaspersky again then i leave it then i use panda cloud security then i leave it then i use comodo internet security then i dont know if i will leave it or no
i use both i like to support a company if their a good company with their support and i am also impress when they are on the forums helping people out with their software
I used Paid on several PCs (i.e. DefenseWall, KeyScrambler Pro, and Rollback/EAZ-Fix/AyRecovery)
i like free and open source software of course not always i can find something in that category (free and open source)
Although I rely on free products because I can't afford pay products I do feel at times some products are worth paying for. So sure you can get products for free but at times if you really want a product you have to pay.
I found "FREE" many time outweigh commercial apps when it comes strickly to security ware programs.
I've always felt that there's no reason to buy somthing you can get for free. That said, if I find something I really like, I'd consider purchasing it. Unfortunately a lot of software companies aren't satisfied with selling you an application. They put time limits on it or make it dependent on "updates" so that you have to keep paying. I will not pay for any software that is time limited or makes me dependent on the vendor for it to remain viable. The software has to stand on its own and work this year, next year, and as long as I choose to use it.
A combination of free and paid if you want to count (as I do) imaging applications as security software.
Mainly use paid for real time protection with a few freebies added on. Currently using NIS 2010. I like the set it and forget features in the paid suites better. Comes in handy when I go a while without running a "second opinion" scanner. Found that when running Norton or Kaspersky my PC's stay cleaner. Yes the cost for these products is steep, but I've purchased both of these products for a fraction of the list cost on Amazon. For a 3 user license,worth it for top notch products.
I use both free and paid programs (which I usually get for free from giveaways ). I don't think there is any quality difference between paid and free products, I simply use what works best. Sometimes free programs, sometimes paid, sometimes both (for example paid AV and a free firewall). In some rare cases when a paid program would be the best for me, but I can't afford to pay for it and can't find a good giveaway, I am forced to use free products.
I'm pretty happy with the freeware security I use (MSE, SAS, SpywareBlaster etc). It's nice of companies to make this stuff available. Of course, it does improve their tax status to give stuff away.
Norton Internet Security 2011
Emsisoft Mamutu 22.214.171.124
Hitman Pro 3.5.6 Build 115
Emsisoft Emergency Kit 126.96.36.199
I rely entirely on free security software - there is no reason to pay for security software these days
Firefox addons, Avast, MBAM and Sandboxie are a near bullet proof freeware solution. (I have one partition with only XP Sp3, Firefox and SandboxIE for over a half year and it is one of my safest partitions and I go everywhere on the web).
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