why We’ve to Purchase Antivirus?

by nirjhar

A few days ago I went to IDB Bhaban, the largest Computer Hardware market in Bangladesh, and found major changes there. Most of the shops are selling various antivirus software and subscription license. Asked a few of the sellers about customer response and they replied positively. I was happy. At last, people are purchasing a software license. Very good news for Bangladesh where piracy is in the wild range.

Then I visited one of the Microsoft OEM partners there and the shop replied people are purchasing OEM Operating Systems. Very good news indeed. Then I asked who are the consumer of antivirus software like Kaspersky, Norton, Bit Defender, Avast then they replied “The users who are using pirated windows operating systems are the customers”. Then I got the picture. Genuine windows users are using Microsoft Security Essential for their Malware protection purpose. Then I asked the shop “why not you’re suggesting users purchase the original Operating System so that they can avoid costing on antivirus program?” They were pale on that question. Because Microsoft’s Security Essential is free software and they can’t make money on it.

In my opinion, Microsoft Security Essential is one of the best antivirus software I have ever seen. All you need a genuine windows nothing else. It can be installed on all versions of windows. And it’ll update its engine automatically for the lifetime. No subscription fee is required. I am using this since it was in beta.


The facts:

For another antivirus program, you need to subscribe yearly with 10$~50$. That means for 3 years you need at least 30$~150$ which is equivalent to a genuine OEM Operating System. With a genuine operation system, your computer will have all the latest security updates and performance issues updated all the time. That’ll be a great advantage for the users who are always seeking the best performance.

And using the genuine operating system will give you the confidence that you’re not into piracy. So why do you need a pirated operating system?

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Arif October 29, 2010 - 3:49 pm

how much windows 7 home premier cost ?

nirjhar October 29, 2010 - 4:11 pm

Around 7500Tk in BD. 🙂

Arif October 29, 2010 - 4:39 pm

that is really beyond my idea..its not that much expensive .

A Linux Guy October 30, 2010 - 12:22 am

Why do you have to buy Windows 7 original where you get virus free Linux at no charge?

nirjhar October 30, 2010 - 12:23 am

Because I was talking about Windows Operation System.

Imran M Yousuf October 30, 2010 - 2:58 pm

Thats the point! You want to encourage ppl to replace 50tk CD with 7500tk, but not replace 50tk CD with 50tk CD of Linux and forget about any additional protection software what so ever!

The new Linux OS are quite user friendly, no longer as difficult as it were for general purpose users.

nirjhar October 30, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Because this article is on popular operation system basis. Linux is still not popular in mass people but tech person like us. I don’t have any problem with linux but as a Photographer, Musician and Film Maker I don’t have that option in linux.

Bijal Mehta October 31, 2010 - 2:55 pm

wow.. virus free Linux? where do u get that?

nirjhar October 31, 2010 - 2:56 pm

??? Not getting your question.. Where did I say Virus Free Linux? I am talking about antivirus for window.

shemul October 30, 2010 - 4:27 pm

i have a dream of original windows 7

nirjhar October 30, 2010 - 4:31 pm

Purchase it. Available at IDB.

shemul October 30, 2010 - 4:34 pm

can you tell me how much money need to buy this?


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