Free Anti-virus software. Pretty tempting isn’t it? Obviously, given the choice, we would elect to not pay for something if we had the chance. But, when it comes to anti-virus (and everything else) you always get what you pay for. If you are going to use a free anti-virus solution you may get decent, basic protection but here are some other things you can look forward to:

Constant Pop Ups and Advertisements: While you’re using your free A/V be prepared to see a lot of sales pitches. Upon starting your computer or the A/V program you will see constant pop-ups asking you to upgrade to their paid version. You may be asked to install other accompanying programs or toolbars that will only serve to slow down your computer (ironically like viruses). You may even see pop-ups from other software companies looking to make a buck.

Only Basic Protection: In most cases you are only going to get very basic virus protection. Firewall typically will be limited or non-existent. Malware protection is minimal as well. They probably won’t have the most recent virus definitions. You will also be missing out on some great maintenance and admin tools like disk defragmentation, advanced scanning, parental controls and much more.

No Support: Looking for support on your free anti-virus program? Enjoy digging through pages and pages of forum posts. You could get lucky and find your very specific question there. Or you could maybe try Google or YouTube to see if they can answer your question. Wouldn’t you rather get in-touch with a live person in the U.S. and be able to ask them your question right away?

SecureIT Plus is as good as it gets when it comes to anti-virus. It’s inexpensive and offers comprehensive protection against viruses and malware, firewall protection and now even bloatware detection and removal. U.S. – based support is available 24/7 via phone, chat or email. Last but not least, no pop-ups. SecureIT Plus automatically updates in the background so you can enjoy the Internet. The way it was meant to be.

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