What is the longest license time period you consider?

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  1. gery

    gery Registered Member

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    I have 10 Bitdefender IS licenses which i use occasionally but i bought them back in 2014 when they offered a very cheap buy for only 1 dollar each. Actually i bought a 2 year AVG IS and also have EIS and ZAM all pro. Well it is too much for me but i really can not trust free software just of paranoia
     
  2. 1timeuserrr

    1timeuserrr Registered Member

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    I always begin with One year and then if everything is OK, I renew.
    I purchased Emsisoft in 2009 and I was a user until 2016.
     
  3. xxJackxx

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    1 year because I don't know if next year's product will be worth using and it was a waste of money to buy multiple years if not. I would also buy a lifetime license for something, if the price was right.
     
  4. NormanF

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    Lifetime licenses aren't economically viable, from a developer's point of view.

    Today, term licenses are the norm. You can renew them as you see fit.
     
  5. Trooper

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    Agreed. I only have two lifetime licenses. One for MalwareBytes and one for Sandboxie. Everything else of late I have only been doing one or two year subscriptions.
     
  6. Spartan

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    I also have a lifetime license for MBAM and SUPERAntiSpyware (which I don't use anymore). I thought Sandboxie was lifetime anyway
     
  7. Trooper

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    Oh man I forgot all about SUPERAntiSpyware. I have one for that as well but do not use it anymore. You could be right about Sandboxie. I have had it for so long I do not remember. Thanks.
     
  8. ABaird3

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    I got a '5 device 5 years' licence of Panda global security, from QVC of all places, for a silly low price in 2014, still used on 1 device at the mo. And 2 MBAM lifetime licences just before they stopped doing them.
     
  9. Trooper

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    Wow never knew that QVC sold antivirus. I have seen them sell hardware and stuff. Then again, have not watched QVC in many years.
     
  10. ance

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    Lifetime. :eek:
     
  11. ellison64

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    Zemana lifetime.
     

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  13. PEllis

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    VIPRE have lifetime licenses available for purchase at anti-virus4u.com
     
  14. ellison64

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    In the past their lifetime licence was a pc lifetime licence not an antivirus lifetime licence .It would only allow you 1 extra installation on a different hardrive ...after that it was useless.I don't know whether this has changed now?
     
  15. Brocke

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    Same here ... that's my one lifetime purchase, down the swirly ... :argh:

    I think that I would go out three years for a product that I really like, if I got a great deal! :thumbd:
     
  17. ellison64

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    I'm not sure.. Signatures are updated many times a day. Ive had the lifetime licence for years. It' suffers from many fps although you can trust them easily.
     
  18. PEllis

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    From: https://www.anti-virus4u.com/VIPRE-Internet-Security-2017-Lifetime-p/vip-avp-1xl.htm
     
  19. ellison64

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    Point 3 seems to confirm that it's pc lifetime licence rather than a av lifetime licence
     
  20. gery

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    is twister still developed ? i think it isnt
     
  21. ellison64

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    Sigs are still updated so.npt sure
     
  22. roger_m

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    You're right, it's not. It has not been updated for over four years. It still receives definition updates, as has already been mentioned, but these days has major issues with false positives. As a result, it's best avoided.
     
  23. gery

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    They still sell though. There was a member of ws that actively posted about twister a long time ago and I think it was Bellgamin maybe if he is around he can share more about ut
     
  24. Marcelo

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    I own lifetime licenses for MBAM and AdGuard and my 3 years license to Kaspersky still has 487 days to go. If the company is trusted and has a solid reputation I usually go for the longest license available because of the discount you get.
     
  25. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Not counting cheap discounts on lifetime licenses, my max is 3 years.
    Rregarding the 10+ year licenses, I don't buy those not only because you don't know if the security vendor will still be around in 2030, also because usually it's not a multi-platform license, windows only. I don't know if it is still around by then, and if it is I might not want to use it :D
     
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