davisd

Level 1
Verified
Ever since they introduced referral system, I didn't see a reason to renew ''Paid" licence since I need Eset for one PC only and "Trial" licence has full feature set, just a small non-removable annoyance at "Home" section and at the bottom of UI, but it really doesn't matter, and since "Trial" licence can be added to you personal Eset account, you can use it on different device as well in case you format, and it's not tied to the system you were originally installed 30 day trial on, so you can get in total 210 days of free Eset trial for yourself.. or, your friend. When/if licence expires, you can just switch to the new "Trial" (if you have one added to your account), but that'd be funny since it would result in a somewhat "infinite" trialing period.. :D My guess is that with this referral way, which is pretty clever in my opinion, Eset is trying to fight against Pirates and shared/stolen Eset licences around www, which I highly advice NOT to use, since your machine appears on owners Eset account, can be deactivated at any moment and all the consequences included with that.

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davisd

Level 1
Verified
I've never used ESET so far. How do you legally get a trial version for more than 30 days?
You share your Eset's referral link around, and whenever someone installs it, you get +30 trial days and your friend 60 trial days. That means when 6 of your friends installs it, you'll get in total 180 trial days added, to your existing licence, which is already 30 days, so in total those are 210 trial days. This is legit way.
 

Cortex

Level 9
I install ESET SS on quite a few mainly older PC's & usually laptops of friends? & work colleagues. I don't mind buying a product if it's worth the money. I don't pay full price on the ESET site but I have had many good bargains mailed to me from ESET UK which I have availed of multi licenses from them - I do know technically other solutions offer potentially better protection but recently I have few complaints with ESET SS from other users, which for me says it all - This PC Has Norton Deluxe on.