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Avira Antivirus 10 months free with 12 month sub £12.95

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Starting September 16, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Avira AntiVir Personal by giving you 10 months of extra cover free! All you need to do is to buy Avira AntiVir Premium, Avira Pre…
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Starting September 16, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Avira AntiVir Personal by giving you 10 months of extra cover free! All you need to do is to buy Avira AntiVir Premium, Avira Premium Security Suite or Avira SmallBusiness Suite and you will be safe and sound from viruses for a full 22 months instead of just 12.
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#1
Lame! you can download Avira free on filehippo.com or download.com and use it for 12 months and then swap to another one like AVG or Avast. Why pay for one you can run these 3 simultaneously no probs!

If you pay for antivirus software your a MUG!
#2
Haven't got any idea why this has got so cold.
Sounds alright to me.
#3
mightykaboosh
Lame! you can download Avira free on filehippo.com or download.com and use it for 12 months and then swap to another one like AVG or Avast. Why pay for one you can run these 3 simultaneously no probs!

If you pay for antivirus software your a MUG!


The free version differs from the paid (email protection, etc) so not like for like.
#4
tightasagnatschu
The free version differs from the paid (email protection, etc) so not like for like.


Not if you install MailWasher 6.52 that is free too and available on filehippo.
#5
If you pay for antivirus software your a MUG!


Utter nonsense, ignore this inept 'mightykaboosh'.
#6
mightykaboosh


If you use antivirus software you're a MUG!


fixed.

antivirus and firewall software is useless

just puts a strain on resources

even if you do have a real threat such as a worm, then the antivirus wont help anyways

its a ******** market where the viruses are made and distributed by the antivirus companies so they stay in business

if you dont visit dodgy sites on the internet, youre not going to have problems, just do a windows update every so often and you'll be fine
#7
I use and am happy with the free version but this is a good price for the premium version :thumbsup:
mightykaboosh
Why pay for one you can run these 3 simultaneously no probs!


mightykaboosh
Not if you run a selection pick any 3 from filehippo and you are covered!
I'm not quite sure what you're suggesting here but running 2 let alone 3 antivirus programs simultaneously is generally considered a bad idea. Apart from it being an unnecessary and total resource hog you'll likely see program conflicts and false virus alerts.
banned#8
Sharpnel
fixed.

antivirus and firewall software is useless

just puts a strain on resources

even if you do have a real threat such as a worm, then the antivirus wont help anyways

its a ******** market where the viruses are made and distributed by the antivirus companies so they stay in business

if you dont visit dodgy sites on the internet, youre not going to have problems, just do a windows update every so often and you'll be fine


Quite possibly the most clueless person on here. I could dignify your ignorance with a response but you're probably just trolling anyway...
banned#9
mightykaboosh
Lame! you can download Avira free on filehippo.com or download.com and use it for 12 months and then swap to another one like AVG or Avast. Why pay for one you can run these 3 simultaneously no probs!

If you pay for antivirus software your a MUG!


What if you need an AV solution for a business PC? You can't use these free ones for anything other than personal use!
#10
antivirus and firewall software is useless


http://www.linux-france.org/prj/jargonf/fig/ROFLMAO.jpg
#11
I've never bought any software since 1994 and that is when I didn't know better.

I'm not going to incriminate myself on this site and I am not inept. Most people know someone that has a license for xyz. To date the only piece of software that i've encountered that is not distributable is Rosetta Stone. Software will allow a specified amount of registrations. The schools edition of XP allowed 3000 registrations.
#12
I've never bought any software since 1994 and that is when I didn't know better.

I'm not going to incriminate myself on this site and I am not inept. Most people know someone that has a license for xyz. To date the only piece of software that i've encountered that is not distributable is Rosetta Stone. Software will allow a specified amount of registrations. The schools edition of XP allowed 3000 registrations.


What has that to do with this deal?

(genuine question - not trying to start a flame war, I've lost you a little there ... )
banned#13
mightykaboosh
I've never bought any software since 1994 and that is when I didn't know better.

I'm not going to incriminate myself on this site and I am not inept. Most people know someone that has a license for xyz. To date the only piece of software that i've encountered that is not distributable is Rosetta Stone. Software will allow a specified amount of registrations. The schools edition of XP allowed 3000 registrations.


Not really a valid comment if you're just talking about taking something without paying for it as you should. You could apply that rationale to pretty much any deal on the site as you could just steal anything you wanted rather than paying.
#14
I've recently taken Avira off my laptop because I was sick of the constant spamming from Avira telling that my pc was at risk if I didn't upgrade. It clearly isn't and that was the primary reason for me posting under the original thread.

It's not stealing, you are allowed to register more than one copy, it is pretty much a given that you will have more than one pc in your household, and by this very assumption it allows you to register the software.

The deal is still not a "deal" just trying to save some money for anyone that feels that it is necessary to buy software such as this!
#15
get some friends, you are allowed to register more than one copy


Yeah .... but like most things it's a single-user licence agreement, so technically it's illegal, and ultimately stealing.

Not that you're likely to have a police team break your door down and arrest you. :)
banned#16
mightykaboosh
It's not stealing, get some friends, you are allowed to register more than one copy, it is pretty much a given that you will have more than one pc in your household, and by this very assumption it allows you to register the software.

The deal is still not a "deal" just trying to save some money for anyone that feels that it is necessary to buy software such as this!


You're breaking the terms of the software license by installing somebody else's copy of software, even if it allows multiple installations per household. Just because it allows you to install and register, it doesn't mean you're within the terms of the license.
#17
lol at people who visit dodgy websites and get infected

ive not had to format since i got it 3 years ago (win xp pro)

never had antivirus installed

never had a virus

ive run adaware once or twice to see if i had any malware but i had nothing but the odd tracker cookie


noobz
#18
enjoy your constant popups, alerts, memory utilisation and other misc spam
#19
Sharpnel
lol at people who visit dodgy websites and get infected

ive not had to format since i got it 3 years ago (win xp pro)

never had antivirus installed

never had a virus

ive run adaware once or twice to see if i had any malware but i had nothing but the odd tracker cookie


noobz
Want a cookie? :whistling:
#20
Tony Harrison
Want a cookie? :whistling:


want a lollypop?
banned#21
Sharpnel
lol at people who visit dodgy websites and get infected

ive not had to format since i got it 3 years ago (win xp pro)

never had antivirus installed

never had a virus

ive run adaware once or twice to see if i had any malware but i had nothing but the odd tracker cookie


noobz


I thought you might have just been trolling but you actually believe this... I didn't think people like you existed these days.
#22
master_chief
I thought you might have just been trolling but you actually believe this... I didn't think people like you existed these days.


people who dont suck at using a computer?

theres quite a few of us, certainly not the majority though

i still cant believe there are people like you who click banner ads, popups, dodgy links and other noob traps one can come across online
#23
never had antivirus installed

never had a virus


How do you know this without a scanner?
banned#24
Sharpnel
people who dont suck at using a computer?

theres quite a few of us, certainly not the majority though

i still cant believe there are people like you who click banner ads, popups, dodgy links and other noob traps one can come across online


Your comments are getting more and more amusing. When you leave school in a couple of years I wouldn't recommend pursuing a career in IT!
#25
noob traps


Ahh, kids are home from school I see.
#26
Sharpnel ... you suck



(eagerly awaits comeback)
#27
petermerritt
How do you know this without a scanner?


i use online scanners once in a blue moon if somethings not running as fast as it should

housecall @ trendmicro for example

i also keep an eye on traffic and processes
#28
petermerritt
Sharpnel ... you suck



(eagerly awaits comeback)


youre just a noob :roll:

why are you trying to troll me
#29
To the person who was saying about system and memory usage,

Use McAfee Enterprise v8.5.0i on the perpetual license you will never have to pay for antivirus again.
#30
master_chief
Your comments are getting more and more amusing. When you leave school in a couple of years I wouldn't recommend pursuing a career in IT!


yeah sitting at a computer all day, sounds like a great life !

im actually putting my efforts into business, computers are boring
banned#31
Sharpnel
yeah sitting at a computer all day, sounds like a great life !

im actually putting my efforts into business, computers are boring


So your business, when set up, won't be using antivirus software on any PCs/servers then I assume!
#32
im actually putting my efforts into business, computers are boring


Bad luck, most business revolve around and rely upon computers.
#33
So your business, when set up, won't be using antivirus software on any PCs/servers then I assume!


:):):)

Fail.

Experts Say 50 Percent of Businesses Fail Within the First Year, we know which 50% Sharpnel is in :)
banned#34
petermerritt
:):):)

Fail.

Experts Say 50 Percent of Businesses Fail Within the First Year, we know which 50% Sharpnel is in :)


Indeed. I'm guessing by business he means he'll go into the fast food business when he's old enough for a McJob
#35
Sharpnel
computers are boring
Yet you claim to be an expert on the subject. Interesting :roll:.
#36
Sharpnel, you've been 'pwned'.
#37
sorry for the delayed reply, i was out having a social life

whether or not you take my advice is up to you, maybe you have urges to execute malicious software and need such a program to stop you doing it

i agree businesses need antivirus software (with expensive licences) because alot of idiots work with computers who bring in their usb drives full of warez, open random spam mail with virus attachments or just visit random websites when they should be working

if you stay smart on the internet, you dont need an antivirus... or a firewall..

or any 'speed optimisation' software

keep it simple
banned#38
Sharpnel
sorry for the delayed reply, i was out having a social life

whether or not you take my advice is up to you, maybe you have urges to execute malicious software and need such a program to stop you doing it

i agree businesses need antivirus software (with expensive licences) because alot of idiots work with computers who bring in their usb drives full of warez, open random spam mail with virus attachments or just visit random websites when they should be working

if you stay smart on the internet, you dont need an antivirus... or a firewall..

or any 'speed optimisation' software

keep it simple


Ahh hanging around street corners is considered a social life these days?

Please god by firewall you are only talking about software and not hardware. If you're sat on any network without any form of firewall then you're really stupid!

Agree with you on software optimisation but seeing as you're an expert on this what do you think of hardware optimisations?

On the subject of antiviruses, I can only assume you are talking about your own circumstances, that you're on a desktop/laptop that only ever resides on your own personal network and you never take an unprotected laptop onto any other network or allow anybody onto your network. The only way your situation can ever work in the slightest is if you keep your machine contained in its own network. The fact that you have to be so careful and always be mindful of doing anything "noobish" like visiting a suspect website is pretty prohibitive from an end-user point of view and surely for the sake of installing a free A/V solution would give you the peace of mind regardless of how careful you are? If you're really worried about RAM consumption then I suggest you ditch your 3 year old machine and enter the modern age of 4GB+ of RAM. I can assure you even on machines with less than 1GB the RAM utilisation is so minimal as to not be worth worrying about.

Your advice on antiviruses is just plain irresponsible and you should really keep it to yourself, hopefully nobody impressionable is heeding it.
#39
master_chief
Ahh hanging around street corners is considered a social life these days?

Please god by firewall you are only talking about software and not hardware. If you're sat on any network without any form of firewall then you're really stupid!

Agree with you on software optimisation but seeing as you're an expert on this what do you think of hardware optimisations?

On the subject of antiviruses, I can only assume you are talking about your own circumstances, that you're on a desktop/laptop that only ever resides on your own personal network and you never take an unprotected laptop onto any other network or allow anybody onto your network. The only way your situation can ever work in the slightest is if you keep your machine contained in its own network. The fact that you have to be so careful and always be mindful of doing anything "noobish" like visiting a suspect website is pretty prohibitive from an end-user point of view and surely for the sake of installing a free A/V solution would give you the peace of mind regardless of how careful you are? If you're really worried about RAM consumption then I suggest you ditch your 3 year old machine and enter the modern age of 4GB+ of RAM. I can assure you even on machines with less than 1GB the RAM utilisation is so minimal as to not be worth worrying about.

Your advice on antiviruses is just plain irresponsible and you should really keep it to yourself, hopefully nobody impressionable is heeding it.


i take my netbook many places, using several different networks

not everyone pays the geek tax of upgrading their pc every time some new technology comes out

i would have nothing against antivirus software, if it werent for the fact theyre ineffective when a real threat is present. as a non business user, once you have a worm on your pc, no antivirus will remove it easily, it is quicker to format than keep combing through the registry for bits the worm left

my pc may be using old technology, but its still faster than 99% of those i encounter, simply because they have so much useless software in startup (such as AV) lagging their computers


can you tell me where a regular computer user may be vulnerable to such viruses, which makes it cost & time effective to slow down their computers in order to reap the benefits of this 'protection'?

btw my 3 year old pc has 4gb ram ;-)
#40
Please god by firewall you are only talking about software and not hardware. If you're sat on any network without any form of firewall then you're really stupid!
I don't imagine Sharpnel understands the difference ... not yet anyway , (I can almost hear furious Googling ... :) )


if you stay smart on the internet, you dont need an antivirus... or a firewall..


I love your logic Sharpnel, does it extend into the rest of your life?


Do you not wear a seatbelt when driving?
Do you not lock your front door when you're in?
Do you not have a fire / smoke alarm in your house?

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