The Hidden Costs of Security Freeware

By | September 24, 2006

Microsoft Latest News about Microsoft gives away a security firewall with its latest operating system. Many high-speed Internet service providers offer free antivirus protection for subscribers. Several Web sites distribute free toolbars to warn of Web scams.

AOL even recently made a package of basic security tools — antivirus, anti-spyware and firewall programs — available for free to anyone, not just paying subscribers.

Despite all the free protection, primarily for Windows computers, leading security vendors are moving forward with plans to start selling their annual slate of security products this fall.Read Full Story

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