Bitdefender Internet Security 2010 for £3 in tesco in-store, key works with 2012
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Bitdefender Internet Security 2010 for £3 in tesco in-store, key works with 2012

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Found 2nd Dec 2011
Just popped into my Tesco store in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire. Picked up a copy of Bitdefender Internet Security 2010 for £3. This is a 3 PC version. Had a feeling that since it was new , that the key would work with the latest 2012 version. Downloaded the 2012 version off bitdefender.co.uk and the key worked no problem at all. So thats 3 PC's secured in the house for £1 each, using a very good and highly rated security program worth £39.99

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I think microsoft security essentials is the best product on the market at the moment.

Oh btw, it is also free.

lol, MSE sucks. yeah its ok from an average perspective but for virus/trojan/troublesome junk that is released daily it just cant keep the pace as the dedicated security companies
Edited by: "silver145" 2nd Dec 2011

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No idea why people are voting this cold, no1 anti-virus program in a variety of mags/sites.

In my humble opinion I would down-vote this (but havn't) as there are far better free anti-virus solutions such as Avast or Sophos. Along with other free applications such as SpyBot and Repport why even bother paying for something that is a 'bloat' on your system. I know reviews sometimes big up these software packages but Norton is a great example of software that so many people use and don't realize the free alternatives (normally) don't hog your system quite as much. Also there are other firewall solutions that are free including the windows inbuilt firewall and the firewall included in every router sold these days.

To conclude, its possible other people like myself don't see the point in anybody really paying for some product that you can get better for free. And if you ask how that can be accomplished it is because companies like Avast, Sophos (and MSE even thoguh I wouldn't rate that as silver145 said) sell to large/massive companies who pay big bucks for a much more secure system for hundreds of computers and servers, to accomplish this they need to find the virus' in the wild so that is why you get first class software for free as it is how the business plan (normally) works. Unlike Bitdefender who to my knowledge is never going to charge much and not able to do things of quite the same quality.

Sorry for my rant but thought I would explain my onion, and remember it is an opinion so don't hurt me...

crog

In my humble opinion I would down-vote this (but havn't) as there are far … In my humble opinion I would down-vote this (but havn't) as there are far better free anti-virus solutions such as Avast or Sophos. Along with other free applications such as SpyBot and Repport why even bother paying for something that is a 'bloat' on your system. I know reviews sometimes big up these software packages but Norton is a great example of software that so many people use and don't realize the free alternatives (normally) don't hog your system quite as much. Also there are other firewall solutions that are free including the windows inbuilt firewall and the firewall included in every router sold these days. To conclude, its possible other people like myself don't see the point in anybody really paying for some product that you can get better for free. And if you ask how that can be accomplished it is because companies like Avast, Sophos (and MSE even thoguh I wouldn't rate that as silver145 said) sell to large/massive companies who pay big bucks for a much more secure system for hundreds of computers and servers, to accomplish this they need to find the virus' in the wild so that is why you get first class software for free as it is how the business plan (normally) works. Unlike Bitdefender who to my knowledge is never going to charge much and not able to do things of quite the same quality.Sorry for my rant but thought I would explain my onion, and remember it is an opinion so don't hurt me...



Good points well made.

I like BitDefender, so have voted hot.

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silver145

lol, MSE sucks. yeah its ok from an average perspective but for … lol, MSE sucks. yeah its ok from an average perspective but for virus/trojan/troublesome junk that is released daily it just cant keep the pace as the dedicated security companies




MSE is the best thing for me, it's free, it does the job, and importantly, it integrates with windows very well indeed, and never hogs system resources.

I'm not to bothered about being upto date to the day. Let's face it, most people have much more going on in life!

punkstoner1

I think microsoft security essentials is the best product on the market … I think microsoft security essentials is the best product on the market at the moment.Oh btw, it is also free.


how can you claim MSE is best on market, reviews ive seen, claim middle road performance and missed threats that others picked up, did my research before deciding on bitedefender total security a few wks back

Hate when ppl say MSE is best on market .. my friends thought the same. Till I ran hijack and found alot of virii/Trojans their kids had installed trying to download music..

MSE is fine if you know what you're doing/don't run 'hooky' software or have kids with admin accounts installing all sorts of nonsense.

but bear in mind 'free' AV is worth exactly what you pay for it, yes a 'nominal' level of protection is offered, however, don't expect support if the AV prog in question screws the machine, or if features disappear behind 'paywall' (AVG). Many 'free' programs are 'reactive' not proactive, IE a scan has to be initiated by the user. Sometimes real-time protection is disabled in the free version.

To equate the features of a free product to a paid product is incongrous.

Anyway,,,BD 2010 was a v.good AV program, 2012 is designed for idiots, unfortunately BD 2010 just didn't wanna play nice with Battlefield 3/Battlelog so off it went. NOD32 from eSet replaced it. (You can find it elsewhere cheaper)

Finally, NO piece of AV software is 100% effective, & should not be used as such. (eg over-reliance on AV instead of good user practices when installing/downloading software)
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