Gangelo

Level 2
Despite my great love for NVT products, i heard from quite reliable sources, that NVT will mostly significantly reduce and eventually abandon the development of freewares like NVT, SysHardener or OSA. Their focus now is, obviously, making serious incomes (probably with SOB or tailored applications). This confirm somehow why their dev went silent for months and their freewares updated mostly when Windows 10 is upgraded.
Security Forums users are a niche market, and on top of that prefer enjoy freewares than paid ones. reason why several powerful tools are abandoned through the years (Trustfire, Malware Defender, Defensewall, Geswall, Online Armor, and recently Sandboxie, etc...).

One more reason for users to learn how to handle what security features Windows 10 offers, emphasize safe habits instead of relying in 3rd party tools.
Very sad indeed.. At least he could keep the static and configuration tools (SysHardener for example) pushing an update whenever there is free time. Dynamic tools such as OSArmor are very difficult to maintain as freeware considering the fast development pace of Windows 10.

This is the reason I always donate to freeware I use if donation option is available.
 

paulderdash

Level 4
One more reason for users to learn how to handle what security features Windows 10 offers, emphasize safe habits instead of relying in 3rd party tools.
And if you don't have Enterprise, or don't know much about fishing, or how to cook fish, there's @Andy Ful's restaurant in the meanwhile! :D

Though to some extent you have to find your way around in H_C as well, but at minimum ConfigureDefender is a doddle.
 
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plat1098

Level 10
Verified
how many can handle them and will pay? 10? 50? i barely count more than 30 regular users in both forums combined
Well, naturally, one cannot take these things for granted but sometimes the truth stings a bit. Kindly, a means to donate is provided at "the other forum," something I'd looked for previously but not well enough it seems. Good software is *always* worth paying for...
unless the dev is a jerk

Here's the "donate" link--thank you, Azure.(y) Moderators: hopefully the donate link is permitted.
 
Overpricing, not so sure about that. They have to pay employees and make some money. You can buy virtually any anti-virus, anti-malware, hips, firewall, anti-exploit, etc for unde $75.00 a year. Thats like 10 coffee's at Starbucks, 1 night out for supper. $75.00 a year is nothing, most people can blow that much in a night, boozing, restaurant , a movie whatever. Unless your a milennial who would rather spend money on getting food delivered or a Uber then its chump change.