Lifetime Security Subscriptions

July 14, 2011

Most security software you pay for and then have to renew it every year. The manufacturers of security software make you continue to pay because they have to do a lot of work to keep up with all of the new infections. Thousands of new infections are discovered each day. Once a new infection is discovered, security companies have to figure out how to make their software detect it. They also have to figure out how to remove an infection.

But a new trend is beginning in the security industry. It’s the trend towards lifetime licenses. When you purchase security software with a lifetime license, you only pay once and never have to renew it. The initial cost is higher, but over time, it’s cheaper.

For some time now we have been selling one security product that has a lifetime license. That product is SuperAntiSpyware. Now GFI, the company that makes Vipre, is offering lifetime licenses for Vipre. The lifetime license for Vipre is $89.99 while the lifetime license for Vipre Premium is $109.99. This is basically the same price as if you had Vipre for 3 years.

You may be wondering what lifetime really means? Good question. Is it the lifetime of the particular computer you purchase it for, or is it your lifetime. For Vipre, the lifetime license is for the life of the computer you install it on. So if you get a new computer, you would technically have to purchase a new copy of Vipre.

So if your computer is already a few years old, it probably would not make sense to purchase a Vipre lifetime license for it. However, for the other product I mentioned, SuperAntiSpyware, the story is different. First of all, if you purchased that product with a lifetime license, the cost is only $40. That’s a lot less than the cost of Vipre. And best of all, the lifetime license is for the life of SuperAntiSpyware, not the life of your computer. That means, as long as the company is making and updating SuperAntiSpyware, your lifetime license is good. That means you can transfer the lifetime license from your old computer to your new one.

The lifetime license for Vipre is so new that those of us who are resellers can’t sell it yet. So if you want a lifetime license for Vipre, you will have to purchase it directly from GFI. If you want SuperAntiSpyware with a lifetime license, you can purchase it from us. We can remote into your computer and install it for you as well if you want is to.

The bottom line is that you can save a lot of money and hassle with a lifetime license because you don’t have the cost and hassle of renewing it every year.

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