Security software licensing?

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Deleted member 2913

Its been around 14 years since I started using internet And never ever purchased any security software, etc...
I have quite a few licenses, lifetime licenses, etc... And all are from giveaways, beta tests, software Devs, friends, etc...

When I started using internet, had zero knowledge & didn't purchased anything.
When I try or do anything, I try to understand & learn about it & like to learn interesting stuffs or stuffs that got my attention.
Over the time, I googled, joined forums, etc... And learned stuffs & always tried to increase my knowledge.
And the time came when I thought I know stuffs now & so started experimenting & doing things, etc...

During all these years, learning, trying, experimenting, etc... I think there are ample of good free software, equivalent to paid software, better than paid software, etc... And not necessary to buy one.

Supporting, donating is on you.
 

tonibalas

Level 40
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When i started using the internet friends who knew more then me suggested to use freeware or cracked software.
Crack of course was already tested by them and it was safe.
But after a while i wanted to experiment with security software and i discovered:D trials, extended trials and giveaways.
These days i use free staff, software from giveaways and i also enjoy the generosity of some friends;):)
 

Paul123

Level 4
Crack of course was already tested by them and it was safe.
From my experience cracked is never safe. If they have the ability to crack software, they have the ability to add trojans. The amount of times Ive had to fix friends laptops who installed cracked software is too numerous, and of course they didn't make a backup (or even the restore disks that came with the computer)
 

NikolayfromRussia

Level 16
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From my experience cracked is never safe. If they have the ability to crack software, they have the ability to add trojans.
Last time I used cracked/patched programs about 5 years ago. I don't want install any cracked programs so I try to find serials. The same for keygens..... I run keygens in Vmware to get a key and then copy it to activate a program.
 

Svoll

Level 12
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I purchase lifetime license if there is an option for it and if I really like the program. Shadow Defender, Windscribe, Process Lasso, and spyshelter are the fews I have purchased a lifetime license after testing them for the duration of their trials. I feel this allows me the option of mixing and matching if I am switching software or OSes. Anyone read @_CyberGhosT_ security configs? after reading his thread, its shows a lot of flexibility on what you can do without worrying about your license running out.
 

Parsh

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I managed to win 3 lifetime liscenses of MBAM (Not here) I also won Zemana Anti-Logger which I used in protecting my device for awhile. Now I rely on Avast Free (Freeware??) :)
Damn nice!
I would call getting Zemana a thing. MBAM is overhyped as an anti-malware. It's more of an anti-adware, anti-spyware kind of PUP detector.

Using Avast with hardened mode?
 

Quassar

Level 12
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I more like Lifetime licence...
Casue if you use older pc you can still use software with license.

I have lifetime lic for:
ZemanaAM & ZemanaAL , ShadowDefender Exe Radar Pro, DefenseWall,
AppGuard, Sandboxie, Adguard, Outpost Pro Firewall, SpyShelterFW and few other yet security programs.

If all will good so far i will use it yet whole copule years yet :)
 

Paul123

Level 4
Last time I used cracked/patched programs about 5 years ago. I don't want install any cracked programs so I try to find serials. The same for keygens..... I run keygens in Vmware to get a key and then copy it to activate a program.
I must admit a couple of times Ive needed a program to do something just once, which I'll never need again and the trial version has had that functionality disabled, and done what you said using a VM and keygen.