What do you do with your old anti virus software?

Australia
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?
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@lovelots (147)
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
If it's a freeware, I'd probably give it to charity. But if it requires a certain subscription for me to able to use it, i'd throw it away. No sense in keeping it.
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• Australia
18 Aug 09
It was a paid program that my mom bought but I have never ued it...maybe I will recycle the discs into some sort of craft...
@lovelots (147)
• Philippines
18 Aug 09
if the subscription hasn't expired, probably you can use it. some antivirus company lets you upgrade to the latest version for free.
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• Australia
18 Aug 09
I'm pretty sure it has expired as it's a 2006 disc so 3 years out of date :(
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
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.
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• Australia
18 Aug 09
This is so true....I have now mentioned in responses above that I am now thinking of recycling them into some sort of craft as I don't think I can just put them in my recycling bin...Thanks for your response :)
• India
17 Aug 09
Nothing I do i just keep my antivirus in my hard drive i dont delete or do anything.If any other antivirus is loooking good at that time i just go for it..
• Australia
17 Aug 09
That's cool but maybe I worded the discussion wrong...I was talking about when you buy the software & have no need for the cd roms anymore.
@lovedude (4456)
• India
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.
• Australia
21 Aug 09
that's true but if it's no use to me (which it isn't coz I use AVG) then I may as well get rid of them huh?
@reyasmi (125)
• India
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
• Australia
21 Aug 09
Wow, 5 antivirus programs??!!I don't know how I would cope with that many in my computer.
• India
17 Aug 09
I always use FREE ANTIVIRUS . Presently i am using AVIRA FREE EDITION . This antivirus is good and easy to use. We can also update virus definitions. After installing this software , my PC is protected and has not succumbed to any threat.