I think it relevant to start warning folks about lifetime licenses. It's getting to the point where consumers are being abused by them, and they aren't worth it. Companies doing them are taking advantage of people. In terms of security solutions, I like buying lifetime licenses, but NONE have paid off thus far. 1) Spyshelter, after 2-3 years using it my key 'magically' stopped working. Numerous emails to support/sales have resulted in zero responses. I am assuming the lifetime claim isn't valid with them - and they won't back it up, and quite possibly turn off keys after awhile. 2) SuperAntispyware(garbage software imo), my lifetime unlimited PC license magically expired in a couple of years after I got it, and thus far they've refused to help me with it. Fantastic company. 3) DesktopArmor - it was an awesome early HIPS/exploit prevention. They sold lifetime licenses, then magically stopped updating the product right after offering lifetime licenses. The version number has not changed in 3 years, and they offer no support beyond WindowsXP.. BURNED. 4) StickyPassword - these guys.. I buy a lifetime guy and then they 'obsolete' the key 2 months later in the new version and try to charge me $19 to upgrade to the new 'lifetime' license.. Really? Nevermind I don't trust their product, it requires a constant internet connection, dials home, and suspiciously 'checks' your passwords for effectiveness.. NO THANKS. Nevertheless lifetime = joke for them. Probably a few more.. MBAM has honored theres thus far, but I hate the product so I transfered my license to a new owner. I found it dragged my systems a bit, and wasn't being updated as much as it should. Nevertheless, I give them credit for honoring their license. I got a lifetime membership to a health club chain, guess what? They closed down. What do I have now? 2 years access to 'another' club that got the equipment from the closed down one as part of the deal. So my 100 year membership is relegated to a 2 year one.. Fantastic. I am not falling for this lifetime nonsense ever again. I recommend folks be very very careful with them. Vipre is known to scam people as seen on another thread, where even if your hard drive fails - you are done.. Your lifetime is for THAT INSTALLATION... Good luck with what!!