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I will shortly need to buy some anti-virus software for three new vista pcs
at work - so I'm looking at commercial paid software rather than free-anti
virus (which I use at home). I would prefer to buy anti-virus software with
a one-time purchase cost and without a need to pay annually to renew the
license (I want to avoid the hassle). Most of the pcs in the office use
McAfee but the impression I got from their website is that they no longer do
perpetual licenses and that I'd be looking at a license fee every year. Any
suggestions on suitable products I should be looking at?

TIA.



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| I will shortly need to buy some anti-virus software for three new vista pcs
| at work - so I'm looking at commercial paid software rather than free-anti
| virus (which I use at home). I would prefer to buy anti-virus software with
| a one-time purchase cost and without a need to pay annually to renew the
| license (I want to avoid the hassle). Most of the pcs in the office use
| McAfee but the impression I got from their website is that they no longer do
| perpetual licenses and that I'd be looking at a license fee every year. Any
| suggestions on suitable products I should be looking at?
|
| TIA.
|

McAfee Enterprise v8.5i.

When you install the product you can choose perpetual license.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Thanks David.

Looking at the McAfee site, I get the impression that with a perpetual
license you still need to pay for updates each year, albeit that they call
this a maintenance contract. If you still need to purchase support, then
why's it called perpetual? am I being dense?

TIA.



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| Thanks David.
|
| Looking at the McAfee site, I get the impression that with a perpetual
| license you still need to pay for updates each year, albeit that they call
| this a maintenance contract. If you still need to purchase support, then
| why's it called perpetual? am I being dense?
|
| TIA.
|

You would have to talk to the reseller.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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Turns out perpetual means you can use the software for as long as you like,
BUT you can't get signature updates unless you continue with their support
... which isn't much use.

So, my original question still stands, does anyone know of commercial
anti-virus software where the total cost is paid upfront without a need for
annual renews? I suspect the answer is no ...



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'Brian Cryer' wrote:
| Turns out perpetual means you can use the software for as long as you
like,
| BUT you can't get signature updates unless you continue with their support
| ... which isn't much use.
|
| So, my original question still stands, does anyone know of commercial
| anti-virus software where the total cost is paid upfront without a need
for
| annual renews? I suspect the answer is no ...
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Why would you even WANT such an arrangement in a commercial environment?
Locked forever to the same solution, having already paid up front?  Not to
mention the budgetary bookeeping - a capital cost vs. recurring expense.
Why would a publisher WANT such an arragement - continuing maintence and
customer support costs in an increasingly hostile environment for a one time
payment.  How could they be competitive in initial price and still protect
against the open ended costs?  Not to mention the biannual change in the
operating system (if you use MS), and the trend twoard biannual hardware
changes?

Phil Weldon

| >
| > | <snip>
| >>> McAfee Enterprise v8.5i.
| >>>
| >>> When you install the product you can choose perpetual license.
| > |
| > | Thanks David.
| > |
| > | Looking at the McAfee site, I get the impression that with a perpetual
| > | license you still need to pay for updates each year, albeit that they
| > call
| > | this a maintenance contract. If you still need to purchase support,
then
| > | why's it called perpetual? am I being dense?
| > |
| > | TIA.
| > |
| >
| > You would have to talk to the reseller.
|
| Turns out perpetual means you can use the software for as long as you
like,
| BUT you can't get signature updates unless you continue with their support
| ... which isn't much use.
|
| So, my original question still stands, does anyone know of commercial
| anti-virus software where the total cost is paid upfront without a need
for
| annual renews? I suspect the answer is no ...
|
|



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Pay once and forget about it - I'd prefer to avoid the hassle of having to
renew licenses each year.

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If the operating system changes I'd have no problem paying to upgrade the
software.  Its the signature updates that I don't want to have to worry
about, software updates I don't mind paying for.

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|
| Turns out perpetual means you can use the software for as long as you like,
| BUT you can't get signature updates unless you continue with their support
| ... which isn't much use.
|
| So, my original question still stands, does anyone know of commercial
| anti-virus software where the total cost is paid upfront without a need for
| annual renews? I suspect the answer is no ...
|

That can't be true.  Enterprise versions are NOT attached to an account like
retail
versions.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm



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so let me see if i understand what you're asking...

you want to pay a one-time fee to them and get them (not just their
product) to work to your benefit forever after...

have you considered the fact that av requires continuous work on the
part of the vendors to keep it effective and that people need to be paid
to do that work?

--
"it's not the right time to be sober
now the idiots have taken over
spreading like a social cancer,
is there an answer?"

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Agreed, but Microsoft seem to manage to do it with their continual updates
and patches. (But then, maybe Microsoft NEED to do it :)




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