Earlier this year I brought to you Six Premium Antivirus Software for free (the links for F-Secure, eScan Anti-Virus, CA Anti-Virus and Norman are still working). Well, the security companies are at it again and there are loads of free extended trial keys up for grabs. Here are six premium security products for free. Grab them now, since these things don’t last long.
Mcafee VirusScan Plus : Mcaffe VirusScan may not be the best product in the market, but in case you want to try it you can get a free 90 Day Trial from here.
But, considering the fact that it was in 24rth position (with respect to Malware on demand test detection rate) in the Avtest.org comparison (with 93.6% detection rate for malware and 94.5% detection rate for adware/spyware), you would be better served by the products listed below.
Source : Raymond
PC Tools Internet Security : PC Advisor is sponsoring a 1 Year License of PC Tools Internet Security. PC Tools uses a modified version of Virus Buster’s engine for its antivirus component. I am not sure as to how good that is, but PC Tools’ antispyware engine is one of the best in the market. Here is how to get a 1 year license for free :
Go to http://defilter.co.uk/ and surf to http://www.pctools.com/internet-security/free/promo/PCADVISOR0809. Use jkm3cx as promo code and submit the form.
Once again thanks to Raymond for sharing this.
AVG 8.0 Anti-virus Pro : IOBits is providing a 3 month trial license for AVG Pro. However, first you would need to download Advanced WindowsCare Personal or Professional. You will get the link to download AVG 8.0 Anti-virus Pro with a 90 day trial license key from the News Centre. Detailed instructions are available here.
My Digital Life has another trick that allows you to activate AVG Anti-Virus 8 till 2018. However, I haven’t tested it. Before using AVG keep in mind that the pro version managed to detect only 95.8% of malware and 87.0% of spyware/adware and ended up at 20th position in AV-Test.org (w.r.t. Malware detection rate).
Bitdefender Internet Security and Antivirus 2008 : Recently Bitdifender was offering extended trial on its 2009 product line. But, they quickly pulled the plug on the promotion after it was leaked on the internet. Fortunately, they are still offering free 90 day trial license for their 2008 product line (Antivirus, Antivirus Plus and Internet Security). You can get your trial license from here.
Source : FreeSoftware Blog
Norton Antivirus 2009 and Norton 360 v2 : Norton used to be one of the best antivirus software around. But then something went horribly wrong. NAV 2004 was a disaster. Norton became synonymous with the word bloatware. However, their 2009 line of products has been a revelation. They are not only supremely fast but also very light. And they are pretty good at catching malware too. Norton detected 98.7% of malware (rank : 13) and 95.4% of spyware/adware. You can grab the 90 days extended trial version from here.
Avira AntiVir Premium : Avira AntiVir is one of the best rated antivirus software around. It had the best detection rate (with respect to malware detection) in AV-Test.org comparison (with 99.8% malware detection rate and 99.0% adware/spyware detection rate). It’s light, fast and effective. Overall it’s one of the best (if not the best) antivirus product in the market. You can try the premium version of AntiVir for 90 days courtesy of ComputerActive, Personal Computer World and PC Advisor. Use the following links to generate a license :
Links for Antivirus :
Links for Security Suite :
Some more links are available here, however I haven’t tested them. Give them a try in case the ones posted here doesn’t work.
Source : Gizmo’s Tech Support Alert
That’s all for now. Do let me know if you have more links to share. And get them quick, since these promotions don’t last long.