Stop paying for antivirus programs today! - Digital Space

Stop paying for antivirus programs today!

Hi there,

Yes, third party antivirus industry is big business.


No argument about that. And there's a reason why that is. The Internet world is fraught with malware and viruses at almost every turn with very few safe zones. So users have to protect themselves. They have to make sure the integrity of their devices is not compromised and therefore leaving them exposed to very unscrupulous elements out there.

There's antivirus programs for phones, tablets, computers and all but we'll be focusing on computers, Windows computers precisely.

If you are using any of the following: Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 (you should really consider switching to 10), or 10, then you are eligible to what we are discussing here. Until now, it was critical that you had one running. This could be free version of the popular brands like Kaspersky, Avast, McAfee, Norton and a million others. Or you had a subscription running.

The free version of these apps are really watered down versions that they intended to use for pulling you into buying the full version but most people never make the transition. Until the users get hacked or a problematic malware refuses to go away and makes their computer function badly then they look for a geek to bail them out. This happens because a lot of functions are missing in the free antivirus.

Now, how do you get a fully functioning antivirus?

For Windows 7 users

1.     Download the software here
2.     Make sure you confirm if your PC is 32 or 64 bits. Do that by left clicking Properties on My Computer on the Start menu
3.     Install and update and you are good to go

For Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 users

If you are using a brand new laptop, it most likely came with a promotional antivirus.
1.     Uninstall any antivirus completely
2.     Restart your computer after uninstall
3.     Go to Start menu. Type Windows Defender
4.     Open it. Make sure it is updated, if not, update it.

There you have it. A lifetime of good functional antivirus for free from Microsoft themselves. I have used this antivirus for more than 5 years and I can say it has kept my computers safe.

Enjoy the money you just saved.

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