why do i buy an anti-virus software

when i was able to afford my first laptop 6 years ago, i have always installed an anti-virus software in my unit.  i know there are ‘free’ ones you can readily download in the internet but it’s just that i am not comfortable of putting any of those in my computer.

the first anti-virus software i ever used was norton, a trial pack was in my newly purchased hewlett packard notebook then so i just bought the same when the trial period expired. for four consecutive years, i was using the same brand and last year (see related post), i tried using kaspersky which was recommended by our saudi national i.t. technician, and it worked very well.   i bought the kaspersky 2011 the other day at a bookstore in khobar, the price is actually a little cheaper than symantec’s norton.

so why do i spend money to buy a software that you can download for free?  simple – a purchased one assures me that i cannot be victimized of various digital and complex threats that can damage my computer. i use my laptop computer mainly for web-surfing, blogging and rarely for work so if i open a webpage, an e-mail or receive an instant message in the messenger, i am confident that the anti-virus software which i installed will check unsafe content.

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16 responses to “why do i buy an anti-virus software

  1. having worked for an anti-virus company, and compared the best AV in the market, I realized there’s an AV that will work best for you.

    madaming options
    – pro-active (alert ng alert kung may malicious file, perfect for paranoid owners)
    – internet security (sa address bar palang, you’ll know if the site is bad)
    – USB cleaner (eto favorite ko! walang kawala ang worms)
    – anti-trojan (mahilig magdownload sa torrent)
    – cleaner (browse lang ng browse tapos pag infected na, si cleaner will erase all the virus)
    and a lot more. di ko na maalala yung iba.

    nagmamagaling,
    chyng of no spam, no virus, no kiddin’!

    • .. wow, an opinion from the expert! hehe. oo chyng, i am considered as one of the “paranoid” users. di ako mapakali pag di ako confident sa anti-virus software ko.

    • .. as long as it protects you computer and you’re satisfied with it, it really does not matter kung free version. paranoid lang ako siguro talaga, haha!

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