Lots of free stuff avail, but what anti-malware have you actually paid $$ for?

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  1. jfd15

    jfd15 Registered Member

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    Just wondering what security programs others have decided were worth buying....

    For myself, I bought SpySweeper a few months ago for ~$25 and it turned out to be bloatware, now i dont even have it installed....

    wanted to buy ThreatFire Pro when they had at 50% off a while back, but never got around to it...

    Recently bought the SuperAntiSpyware lifetime deal for $19.95, seems like a
    good deal for a good product



    also, planning to buy Kaspersky AV via the TrialPay option soon....probably
    cost about $25 or so....
     
  2. the_sly_dog

    the_sly_dog Registered Member

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    Here are the ones i bought

    Kaspersky 3 year key- systweak deal was a steal at what it cost :D :D :D :D
    Defensewall - another steal for what it cost love it :thumb: :thumb:
    eset security suite 2 years-- value for money
    zonealarm security suite 2 year- dont use it too slow and dont like it :thumbd: :thumbd:
    zonealarm pro 1year- same :thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd:

    thats the most recent ones anyway
     
  3. sukarof

    sukarof Registered Member

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    I have paid for:
    Processguard
    App&Reg defend
    Look´n´stop
    FDISR
    Rollback Rx

    I only use FDISR and Look´n´stop

    And then a couple of AV´s for a year:
    Drweb
    NOD32
    But nowdays I go for free Avast.
     
  4. Dieselman

    Dieselman Registered Member

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    I have only ever paid for NOD32. Well worth $40. I never have bought anything else. Always using free stuff.
     
  5. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I paid for DrWeb and ProSecurity. Most important of all, I paid for Image for DOS.
     
  6. GES/POR

    GES/POR Registered Member

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    first security: norton suite, long time ago. Only beef i had with it was it didn't remove malware.

    Mcaffee: couldn't trust an antivirus that looked like a disco at that time. Im sure it fares well enough. Migrated to drweb.

    Drweb: 2year licence. Too many fps. Simple,effective and light.

    Avira 1 year, passed. Loved it.

    Counterspy: 3 year licence but regretted after a while. Couldn't remove malware, slow updating, slows down everythingh at that time.

    Prevx: 1 year licence, regretted it instantly. Support only comes here to get more customers but won't even attend their own forums, how sad is that. No updates. Concept sounds really nice but it's too good to be true.

    Bufferzone: 1 year licence for a measily 8 euro's, beat that. Works best for meout of all the sandboxes i tried. Like safespace there is no slowdown in browsing. It's attractive,simple yet effective.

    Probably next purchase will be either nod or prot.
     
  7. acr1965

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    I have recently paid for NOD32, Ad Muncher and SuperAntiSpyware Pro. With the lifetime license of SAS and AM paid through all the 4.0+ builds I doubt I pay for anything in the future. I see NOD32 OEM on sale for $19.95 quite often so I may purchase it again. Once they phase out 2.7 I'll most likely find something different.

    There are just way too many good free programs to keep on paying for software. A person can find either a "free after rebate" or offer for an extended trial of a product that usually costs money- you just have to keep an eye out for them. Plus many free products are better than most paid ones in their field- especially for firewalls.
     
  8. Chuck57

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    I hold bought and paid for licenses for

    Faronics DeepFreeze
    Faronics AntiExecutable
    Raxco FDISR...may have expired but so has fdisr.

    I have a LooknStop license, but haven't used LnS in a while. I run no software firewall, HIPS, or antivirus.
     
  9. Bio-Hazard

    Bio-Hazard Registered Member

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    I have paid for these programs:

    Online-Armor AV+
    Defensewall
    Winpatrol (Lifetime)
    Superantispyware Pro (Lifetime)
    Malwarebytes
    FDISR
    Shadowprotect

    I also have few other license keys but when they expire i wont be renewing them.
     
  10. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    If you see that lovely price again, please spread the word, eh?
     
  11. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    My:

    Wayback: Norton AV, Spyware Sweeper, McFee AV

    Some time ago: SSM Pro, CyberHawk Pro. GeSWall Pro, Defense Wall

    Last year: A2 Malware (converted for Mamutu), PRSC (Vista64), TF Pro (got lisence due to CB Pro lisence, now using TF free).

    Best value:
    a) DefenseWall paid
    b) CB Pro which became TF free
    c) EQSecure which was always free
     
  12. Threedog

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    In the past I used to get the yearly Norton AV and also had bought Boclean. Since then I have migrated to and bought Dr Web, Superantispyware, and Prevx which I have also dropped. My future purchase will be Defensewall, which I have been trying out. After that I figure I will be good to go and not have to make any purchases other than yearly subscriptions to the above.
     
  13. wat0114

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    Years past: NIS 2002-2004, Spysweeper, KAV 2005

    Recent: Outpost Pro, Jetico 2, NOD32, System Safety Monitor, Regdefend

    It's more than I need/use but I like to support worthy efforts.

    Using Jetico 2, NOD32 & Sandboxie free for current setup. Will purchase Sandboxie when Supply&Services (wife) approves expense :)
     
  14. muf

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    Sandboxie
    Defensewall
    KAV
    NOD32
    McAfee
    Prevx
    Regrun Gold
    Regrun Platinum(upgrade for gold. Did cost extra)
    Ad Muncher
    Realtime Cookie & Cache Cleaner
    Browser Sentinel
    Winpatrol Plus
    CookiePal
    Online Armor
    BoClean
    Spysweeper
    Pestpatrol
    Ad-Aware Plus
    Geek Superhero
    Security Task Manager
    Spycop
    Zonealarm Pro
    Ace Utilities
    Outpost Pro
    Wormguard
    Port Explorer
    Blackice Defender
    Trojanhunter
    Memmonster

    Think there's a few more but can't remember them all. But it's scared the hell out of me. Didn't realise it was that many... :(

    muf


    P.S Just thought i'd add that I don't run these in realtime together at the same time. ;)
     
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  15. lodore

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    well i used to pay for f-secure before i replaced it with kaspersky.
    i used to pay for spysweeper before it become a bloated mess.
    recently just kaspersky and superantispyware.
    both very decent programs.
     
  16. entropism

    entropism Registered Member

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    Also got Kaspersky IS during the Systweak deal, I'm licensed till 2010.
    Purchased NOD32 and Outpost FW way back in the day, purchased SAS recently.

    Right now though, running Comodo FW & memory FW, Avira 3 month trial, SAS Pro on Vista x64.
     
  17. ccsito

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    Only McAfee many years ago (but that was free after rebate). I try to get everything free (software, hardware, internet access). Unfortunately, the free internet access did not last too long. :(
     
  18. Rasheed187

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    Wow muf! Is buying security tools some kind of hobby for you? Perhaps you can´t control yourself? I will gladly offer you some counseling services for a reasonable price. Just kidding. :D

    Personally, I have to admit that I have never payed for a security tool in my life. I do use two payware tools (which I won´t mention) but the serial keys are freely available on the net. I don´t see this as stealing, because they are the ones that should get their act together, right now it´s almost like they don´t even care anyway. :argh:
     
  19. Atomic_Ed

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    I just this morning bought the SuperAntiSpyware lifetime deal for $19.95 that offer popped up in the free version. That is a really good deal for a good product with lifetime subscription.
     
  20. ambient_88

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    The following are the security applications I've bought recently:

    • ESET NOD32 Antivirus v3 (I don't use this anymore)
    • SUPERAntispyware Professional
    • DefenseWall HIPS
    • Norton AntiBot
    • Paragon Drive Backup Personal
    • Returnil Virtual System Premium 2008
    • Ad Muncher
     
  21. HURST

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    1 year NOD32 - dumped before license expired. Too many nasties missed.
    SandboxIE - Absolutely SUBLIME.
    Returnil - Not actually paid for it (GAOTD), but willing to pay for it when this expires.

    DW - willing to pay for it for another computer.
     
  22. Kees1958

    Kees1958 Registered Member

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    The lisences clearly represent my favourit security concept


    Policy Sandboxes: "GeSWall Pro and DefenseWall"
    Behavioral blockers: SkyHawk/TreatFire PRO, PRSC, A2/Mamutu)

    Regards Kees
     
  23. Ohmy

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    I bought NOD32.
    And I am willing to buy DW when it works for me. :)
     
  24. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    SpywareBlaster paid
    DefenseWall Hips paid
    Sandboxie paid
    Threatfire paid
    Zone Alarm security suit paid
    AppRanger paid
    Bufferzone paid
    i only use AppRanger,DefenseWall and SpywareBlaster
     
  25. Osaban

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    For my Vista system I haven't bought anything that is really anti-malware: They're all recovery applications (see my signature). My next purchase will most likely be Sandboxie, if any.
     
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