Antivirus Shootout: Free vs. Fee

PCWorld: Antivirus Shootout – Free vs. Fee

PC World considers the question of whether it makes sense to pay for antivirus software when many vendors also offer stripped-down free versions. Do you need a paid-for product? Maybe, say the authors. But not necessarily.

“Depending on whom you ask, paying for antivirus software is either a good investment or a total ripoff. In reality, neither viewpoint is accurate. You can find plenty of good reasons to choose a paid antivirus product, and plenty of good reasons to go with a freebie.

We teamed up with security testing company AV-Test, to find out what you get–or don’t get–with free antivirus, and when it makes sense to subscribe annually to a fee-based program.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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