What do you do with your old anti virus software?
August 17, 2009 6:51am CST
Ok, I am going through all my stuff AGAIN trying to condense everything before I move again in October. Anyway, I have come across my mom's old trend micro anti virus software she was buying when she was alive. I run AVG on my computer & have no use for her software (plus the newest of her's is 2006). So this is why I'm asking what would you do? Would you just throw them out or give them to charity or what?
18 Aug 09
well there is nothing much that we can do when the program is old enough for you to not get updates. i mean if served you well through out its working time and so now it has to be disposed off. well there is this thing with the company that if you renew your subscription then they give you discount and that is what the old programme can fetch you. more than that i think it is not good to expect form the companies. what can they do with the old programme. even the cd will be of no use. but yes they can be recycled.
20 Aug 09
Well.. I just simply forget about my previous antivirus. I know as you have paid you must be thinking to get it's advantage but 2006 was 3 years before and I doubt if there will be any update available by trend micro or not. it's better to keep CD with you just for remembrance otherwise it's of no use. as it's better to use updated antivirus to secure your system.
18 Aug 09
Hai, I have around 5 antivirus programs in my PC as well as laptop. But I have not installed all of them. I am using only AVAST antivirus beacuse its reliable and free of cost. So about other antivirus programs... They are kept in PC for those who want other Antiviruses, that is those who dont want to install AVAST antivirus. Regards, Reyas