ichito

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I don't remember such unncessary security apps...paid apps on my systems was the result of promotions or as the trial version...I've allways tried rather to find similar free fuctionaly replacement or find something completely diferent solution that can resolve my problems/needs in other way.
 

dinosaur07

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I got the winpatrol package from a sale (the now dead stuff with the doggy). It was a cheap lifetime license and I thought they would develop it further. I was wrong.
I see lifetime licenses as a gamble, sometimes you win, sometimes not.
I still find the Winpatrol package (the three software) very good at that discounted price about $15 so it is not a big loss. I have a feeling that they will continue the development. For lifetime licenses we are definitely players as you said.
 

Lightning_Brian

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AdGuard (lifetime)
AdMuncher (lifetime)
AX64 Time Machine
Avira Antivirus
Malwarebytes (lifetime)
Shadow Defender (lifetime)
WinPatrol (lifetime)
WinPatrol WAR (lifetime)
WinPrivacy (lifetime)

There are probably others... that I've thankfully forgotten :p
Good list there @Telos ! However, I'd say AdGuard (lifetime) isn't regretful nor is Shadow Defender (lifetime). Both of those applications have a home still and are still kicking. As for the rest I'd agree with your list.

I have personally gotten some great deals on AdGuard (lifetime) from Bitsdujour during large sale time frames that I got for more than 90% off.

If we include VPN software as security software, there are lot of offers for lifetime licences. I bought a 3 year licence for Windscribe: I should have bought a lifetime ...for 20 bucks more...Bad decision!
@Back3 Oh I hear ya' about VPN software. Windscribe use to have bargain prices going on for lifetime. That's why I got 2 of the lifetime licenses. Now I'm not seeing the lifetime licenses being offered which would state that the company is making a nice steady revenue now. The unlimited devices with Windscribe is amazing - wowzers! I still am rocking it out with Windscribe as my primary VPN along with Avira Phantom VPN. Avira Phantom VPN (lifetime license that again I got from Bitsdujour) is my secondary VPN that I use every so often.

I must say I have gotten some good deals through the years. I haven't had many regrettable software buys, but I'm very picky and choosy about what software I do buy. The only software I may regret is Norton should it come out that their source code was utterly compromised... We shall see about that.. Otherwise, all solid deals that I never pay full price on.

~Brian
 

Telos

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However, I'd say AdGuard (lifetime) isn't regretful
In the sense that it does what it says... OK.... but it is very heavy on resources and https filtering is a kludge for me. Page loads bog down for me... and troubleshooting connection issues is a hassle more often than not. I uninstalled it and use uBO for browsing and take the ad hit on any apps that aren't filtered by my router and DNS sources.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 22
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In the sense that it does what it says... OK.... but it is very heavy on resources and https filtering is a kludge for me. Page loads bog down for me... and troubleshooting connection issues is a hassle more often than not. I uninstalled it and use uBO for browsing and take the ad hit on any apps that aren't filtered by my router and DNS sources.
You could use the browser extension of AdGuard only, it's free (like I do).
And thank you for supporting the development by paying for the full version (like I did). (y)