How much do you generally spend on antivirus?

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Registered: 03-28-2012
How much do you generally spend on antivirus?
Wed, 03-28-2012 - 2:37pm

I refuse to spend more than $20 at most. I often buy antivirus at new year or thanksgiving time. That's the time when the biggest discount deals are provided. I bought AVG antivirus 2012 for 10 dollars from staples during new year time. I also bought ashampoo anti-malware for 11 dollars around thanksgiving. the best deals come out in november and december. a friend of mine got kaspersky internet security for 15 dollars during new year time.

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Thu, 03-29-2012 - 12:47pm

Well for several years on my XP laptop I used AVG free and when even on my xp desktop....I can't say it is better to buy or to get it free all I know is that I never got a virus.

I also used free malware tools.

Now I have McAfee which came free for several years on my desktop and new that is what I have been using.. It is the whole suite with the anti-virus, email scanning and internet security....the desktop I had to pay for after the 4 years of free and it was under $100 for 3 years I think... I just get it and then let it do it's thing....

But there are other free anti virus programs out there a lot of people use AVAST and like that one too.