Should I Renew my Antivirus Subscription?



I know that some of the readers here have chosen to go the paid route with their antivirus. Furthermore, for some, their year long subscription to Antivirus Company X is about to be expired. As a result, many of those readers might be wondering whether or not it is a good idea to renew their subscription with the same company.

I say no.

Confused? Here are some reasons why you should choose to terminate your subscription to a monthly or yearly antivirus software.

Don’t renew your antivirus subscription!

They own you

One thing to think about is that these antivirus companies who sell subscriptions are only trying to make a buck. If you are a subscriber, your computer’s protection is totally at their mercy. For example, they can lure you in to another year of subscription by withholding important virus updates. In this way, you will need to spend more of your hard earned money on just trying to keep your computer safe. This is definitely not a good situation to be in, especially when there are other companies that offer the same great antivirus protection for free.

Go with freeware

There are an amazing amount of incredible free antivirus software available for the masses. One way to look for it is to go to a computer or software technology website online. Oftentimes, they will do a side by side comparison of free and paid antivirus softwares so that you can properly choose which is the best for you. This is definitely the way to go. Why pay when you shouldn’t have to?

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