Hello Friends, my BitDefender antivirus license has expired and needs to be renewed. Unfortunately, I don't know the account used initially to register the product. How then do I renew my antivirus software? My laptop is now unprotected. Please help. Thanks.
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition may only be used on one computer for personal use, but my pc is not standalone; it is connected to the internet through broadband. What are the risks? It would be great for a change to use free antivirus!
As far as the Aniti Virus is concerned, your pc is classed as standalone ..how it is connected is not the issue ! No risks, there are many free, excellent AV programs. Have a look here , see the Anti Virus list...as well as AVG, Avast is good and also think about Microsoft Essentials as Toneman suggests.
If you go with MSE make sure you set a restore point first. It messes with your Windows Update settings in Security Center. Even after uninstalling MSE you find you have Auto Updates set by default and no way of turning them off/stopping the annoying yellow shield notifications.
I used a paid for Bullguard for four years, then switched to Avast (4.8 at the time), which was excellent. Unfortunately for me.....and many others....when it upgraded to version 5.0 it played havoc with my machine-I even had a struggle to remove it! I then installed Avira: it's good, but you'll experience large pop-ups on screen every night which remain on your screen, not fade in a few seconds like most other AVs. I found a way to disable them in the Registry and was happy, then came an upgrade and I was stuck with the pop-ups again and by then I'd forgotten the removal method! However, it seems the majority of users don't mind them.Off came Avira and I'm now using MSE which is an easy install and pop-up free. Seems so good that I'm wondering if Microsoft will begin to charge for it. Anyway it's your decision, when you've made it, post with the details.