I am eager to install the 12 month version of PC Tool's Internet Security 2009 from the cover disc of November's magazine.
I have registered as requested for activation etc.
But I am unable to find the setup file on the cover disc!
Was there another DVD on the front of the magazine, besides the one with trial versions of PC Tools Antivirus and Spyware software? I have searched in all folders but cannot find the program setup file. I installed the PC Tools Antivirus software from the Trial folder, but it does not look like the software suite featured in the magazine.
Software Ed has pointed out that I obviously unwittingly purchased the CD edition of the magazine. However, before I go looking for the DVD edition, I will take your suggestions on board. Quicker and cheaper than going out to buy the brand leaders'....but are the freebies as good at their job?
click here only review I could find but seems adequate but not glowing.
I agree with Timbo that I prefer independent programs to all in one suites. Generally they are more effective and offer better control. The convenience of suites is seductive for many users but most suites are flawed in some way -in this case it seems that there's no advanced heuristic scanning option.
Another problem with suites for me is that they seldom offer the degree of control I want - if it's there at all the tability to tweak is well hidden and this makes life more difficult.
AVG 8 and Avast! both free have a wide range of features and compete well with paid for protection. Add a an excellent firewall like Comodo and scanners such as a squared or Spybot S&D and you are pretty secure. Add Spywareguard and SpywareBlaster and you're safe as you can be.