The McAfee AntiVirus software that come with 1 year free subscription from my new ASUS desktop will be expired in a few days. I will need to decide if to pay McAfee so that I can continue to use the software, or to buy another one.
Searching For Antivirus Software
I perform some search in Google. Visit a few sites that review anti virus software. Sad to said, many such sites are not convincing, and worst, some provide wrong information. I am talking about BIG and POPULAR sites (I don’t want to name those sites here. They are famous sites related to computer and technology.).
Finally, I settle with TomsGuide site. This site provide more detail and convincing information. You can click here to read it’s article about “Antivirus Software Buying Guide”..
Pass Experience with Antivirus Software
In the past, for paid antivirus software, I have used Norton (not good experience) and McAfee. For free ones, I have used Avast, AVG and Microsoft. Apart from providing antivirus function, I am looking for Firewall feature. Will be nice to have a password manager as well. Currently I am using Roboform. I have tried Ture Key that come with McAfee AntiVirus, however it is not as user friendly as Roboform, thus at the end, I stop using Ture Key. If the antivirus software comes with a password manager that can match Roboform, I will be able to save some money for it 😛
Decided to use BitDefender
This time round, I decided to choose BitDefender. There are many editions available for BitDefender antivirus software. You can click here to read the comparison. As I have just a new Sony phone, and it needs protection as well, I decided to choose the “Total Security Multi Device” version. Luck me :P, there is still a BLACK FRIDAY promotion this time round, so the cost is much much cheaper now 🙂
There is a few ways to pay for BitDefender
I choose Paypal as I have balance in the account 🙂
BitDefender Activation code Received 10 mins after purchased
After payment, I received an invoice from my email within a minute.
However, the Activation code is sent via another email about 10 minutes after that.