Wow! This in NOT a commercial message, although it will seem like one.
Came up on my annual renewal for antivirus/spam/malware for my laptop and office workstation. And just for kicks, I googled "Top 10 Antivirus"
The curious part is the there are a variety of opinions with vastly different results. But at the top of most reviews was Bitdefender. When I clicked on it I got a "Black Friday" special.
That's only a part of this story. Overnight or without my really noticing, many of the nagging issues that plague desktop and laptop computer have been addressed by Bitdefender - and I assume by a host of others. But my current antivirus - which will remain unnamed - is still locked in the antivirus/antispam mode that I have been used to for years. And they want $90 to renew for 2014.
So I jumped ship and purchased Bitdefender Total Security FOR $22 (three computers).
After buying online and downloading here's what I now have - for good or for bad. (I haven't experienced its behavior and features yet.)
ID Theft Protection
In addition to Antivirus, Antispam, and Malware protection.
I must say, their eCommerce site was VERY confusing, but I took a chance on the special offer for one year and so far am AMAZED.
Because there are many issues surrounding 21st Century computing, especially Internet access, identity theft, multi-device useage and centralized data access, as well as keeping track of passwords and private information.
Happy Black Friday everybody!