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Windows 7: Too good to be true?

27 Nov 2013   #1

w7 ult 32 and w7 hp 64 X 2
Too good to be true?

I'm a little concerned about Microsoft Security Essentials getting more and more adverse comments, so I have been looking at alternatives. On ebay amongst many others is Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2013 one year/three pc's cloud edition which is selling for 3.99 (261228847829). What is a cloud edition? Is it safe or am I risking this huge sum of money?

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27 Nov 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I'd be suspicious buying from Ebay, especially at that price that price!
This is Trend Micro's price for 3 Titanium Maximum Antispyware ? Internet Security - Trend Micro USA

Amazon looks pretty good ... Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2013 3-Users: Software
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27 Nov 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I use Avira Internet security for 3 computers and it's over $50 (US) a year, but in my line of 'research' I need the extra security
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27 Nov 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I wouldn't buy any software from eBay. It can be loaded with all sorts of badware.
A cloud application runs from the internet and is not installed locally. MS seems to think that's what all users need, I disagree though. A cloud app will generally have to be renewed every year, which is the reason behind the push. We used to buy a copy of, say, MS Office and could uses it forever at no extra cost.
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28 Nov 2013   #5

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro

I've read to many horror stories about people buying software from sites such as E Bay. Not only is the software not the real thing in some cases, but it comes with "extras' you don't want, like viruses.

The old saying applies: "If it's too good to be true, it probably is."
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