VOTE, you trust freeware security or Paid security

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tapoo

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what is main security configuration?? you depends on free configuration OR you trust only on Paid security software's?? or you don't even use security softwares??

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McLovin

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Mine would have to be free and paid, as VMware is paid and that's where I do my testing on.
 

MrXidus

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Free software can perform just as good if not better than paid software without the added bloat of hardly used features included in most paid suites.

What's my preference? I use Windows 8 with Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, UAC & SmartScreen and I apply some actual brain cells not to go around happy clicking on unknown websites or downloads without checking with URLVoid, Virustotal & Anubis.

All in all this setup has done me great than any other paid suite has.

Thanks. :)
 

Nedim

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I don't mind to pay for a good software.I usually pay as a form of support for a particular company and to support future developments.
But also I like to find it cheap thru giveaways,discounts and good offers.I have to say I do trust free software as long as it comes from a reputable developer.
 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
I have only used free security products since about 2004.
For those who don't think free is as good as paid, I have not had one single infection since I ditched paid software.

Of coarse using common sense when downloading files and browsing the web is the most important factors to keep you safe from infections. Security software is just there in case you make a mistake.

Windows 8 with Windows Defender + UAC + Windows Firewall + SmartScreen is enough protection for those who pay attention to their actions. If you don't pay attention to your actions then no security products will be able to keep you safe free or paid, so why waste money?

Thanks.:D
 

Spirit

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The question is little tricky for me.
Actually I am using paid security for which I haven't spent a penny.
All these software licenses comes from giveaways/forum friends/developers as I am a bit active member in tech forums.

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jamescv7

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I've prefer Linux.

Why? Because the environment itself is packed of tighten securities, and possible very small chance to cracked it by hackers.

Most exe Windows Format would not work well thus low rate of infection.

Browsing matters is not a big deal caused you have a confident for that due on OS environment unlike Windows.

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Its all about actions, free or paid can do very well as long responsible users handle with consistent from dangers.
 

tapoo

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looks like "Paid+Free combination" and "Only Free softwares" fighting here.....

and why is "Paid softwares only" scores low, i remember more members use Paid security softwares
 

jamescv7

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There are more people used paid products however installed alongside a free products due on lack of components when combination is capable well.
 
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