Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Lifetime 1 PC License OEM + AVG Internet Security

By on June 23, 2014 6:32:48 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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At Newegg…the deal is for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Lifetime on 1 PC and includes free, AVG Internet Security software…until 6/24 at 11:59 p.m.

Not a bad deal considering it’s for $17.99, and usually Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Lifetime 1 license costs $29.99. One thing to know: It’s for the lifetime of that PC, not your lifetime – which I sincerely hope is much longer than that!

AVG Internet Security costs $54.99. Not sure if the edition with the deal has all those features…

Honestly, I’m confused about the ‘Paid’ variants Malware Anti-Malwarebytes offers. There are the ‘Pro’ and the ‘Premium’.

The ‘Pro’ version isn’t listed on their site, so a comparison of features isn’t there either. Also, there’s no ‘Lifetime’ feature listed, either. The features of the ‘Premium’ are listed, however. Its price is $24.99 for 3 PCs for 1 year.

My thought? You generally get what you pay for. The Pro sounds like more features than the free version, but fewer than the ‘Premium’. There’s just no way to learn just what on their site, and that bothers me a good deal. I’m not saying that there’s anything ‘fishy’, just that there should be more information.

All I could find was this:

"Replacing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium promises superior performance in detecting e-threats in real time mode, as well as removing viruses, rootkits, trojans, and other infections, all wrapped in a small package and highly intuitive interface. Some of its notable features include an anti-rootkit component and Chameleon, a module that keeps the application running even when it's under siege."- Softpedia

They were disappointed (when the review was written).

Caveat emptor.

Link to the deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=32-562-002&nm_mc=EMC-GD062314&cm_mmc=EMC-GD062314-_-index-_-Item-_-32-562-002

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June 23, 2014 6:45:11 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

You know if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck... chances are pretty, pretty, pretty darn good, it's a duck.   

Thanks Doc. 

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June 23, 2014 8:53:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

No thanks.

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June 23, 2014 10:31:40 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting IROKONESS,
You know if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck... chances are pretty, pretty, pretty darn good, it's a duck.

 

 

 

....or a Platypus ....

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June 23, 2014 10:55:14 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

       Jury is still out.    hehe

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June 23, 2014 11:32:05 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I like MalwareBytes. Pass on AVG.  Thanks though.

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June 23, 2014 12:07:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quack, Quack.   Not you Doc, but probably the 'deal' offered.   

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June 23, 2014 3:58:49 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Pro version was rebranded as Premium a couple of months ago - name changed with one of the updates.

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June 23, 2014 4:02:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A bit misleading...no.

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June 23, 2014 4:57:14 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm very dissatisfied with the pro version at the moment. It's stopped loading and won't re-install. Bleh...

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June 24, 2014 5:27:33 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,

I like MalwareBytes. Pass on AVG.  Thanks though.

Agreed.  No love for AVG..

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June 24, 2014 6:04:19 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

if i remember correctly, pro applied to pre 2.0 versions... when you paid back then you get a life time license (your life, not the machine.. you can move it to a new machine with some fiddling  https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/151201-moving-malware-pro-to-new-computer/#entry844870 )

when they did 2.0, they don't do new life time license any more and do subscription instead.

 

see:

https://helpdesk.malwarebytes.org/entries/45274777-What-does-Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware-2-0-mean-for-me-

 

even if it's legit, i suspect this is old surplus stock in someone's back room... (which is a bit of a loophole in lifetime v 1yr sub thing)

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