Spyware, viruses, & security forum: AVG Allegedly Free (per CNET) Wants Money

by: Don Frifield December 21, 2013 8:21 AM PST

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AVG Allegedly Free (per CNET) Wants Money

by Don Frifield - 12/21/13 8:21 AM

I downloaded AVG, a supposedly free (i.e., no charge, no fee) anti-virus program ... and, right from the start, they tell me they want a fee after 29 days, on which I am now on the 6th.

And they are encouraging me, via banner-size warnings,to pay up right now--and not wait for those 29 days ...

Is it CNET custom to praise a supplier, especially touting the 'free' nature of his service, when the supplier--AVG--is apparently just another fee-for-service provider?

What gives? I go for the free anytime, being as provident-***-greedy as the next guy. Again, what gives?

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