These days, running a Windows-based PC comes without anti-virus and anti-malware software installed and updated is asking for trouble. If you have a lone PC connected directly to your ISPs modem, you are even more at risk to attacks that can leave your PC unusable.
Chances are that you are probably using an Internet security suite from one of the big name vendors like Trend, Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky, etc. If so, you are aware how expensive these software packages can be. Even if you purchased a new computer that came with a 90 day trial, you will likely see a renewal notice with a link that takes you to the company’s web site, only to find that they want $60 or so to renew your subscription for a year’s protection.
Seems like they’ve got you, right? Absolutely not. Don’t be fooled. Below you will find some links to excellent, completely legal web sites offering the same software and protection for a fraction of the cost of renewal through the vendor directly. The key is to go out and buy the software yourself instead of automatically renewing through the software prompts. What you are giving up is your valuable money in exchange for convenience and clever marketing. These companies won’t tell you about this little gem.
You can find a great deal on a 3-user, one year license for Trend Titanium Internet Security (our favorite) at BuyCheapSoftware.com or ComputersWorth.com. Look around on these sites for links to the other software vendors if the software offerings of Norton, McAfee, or other vendors are what you prefer.
As of the time of this writing, here are the BuyCheapSoftware.com Trend Micro deals:
Download a 1-year, 3-user license of Trend Titanium Internet Security for $10.95
Purchase a 1-year, 3-user license of Trend Titanium Internet Security for $10.95 plus S+H
Rest assured also, that at the end of a year’s time, when the auto-renewal pop up notices start appearing in your System Tray, you can again visit these sites to purchase a hard-copy or download an electronic copy fairly quickly and repeat this process all over again.