Giveaways, more giveaways and even more giveaways. Seems we can expect more free software giveaways this year. It's Avira again with a promotion to test the AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium for six months with no obligations whatsoever. All you have to do is fill out a small form and they will send you a working serial number that is valid for the next six months.
The premium version of AntiVir sells for €19.95 (that's Euro) usually and adds protection against spyware, adware. pop3 email protection and fast updates through premium servers in comparison to the free version. Both versions protect against viruses, dialers, phishing, worms, trojans and rootkits.
Make sure you fill out the form above and download the Personal Edition Premium from the Avira servers.
Update: The promotional offer has ended and we are not aware of any offers that are currently made available by the security company.
Avira Free Antivirus is still available free of charge. The two paid home user products, Antivirus Premium 2012 and Internet Security 2012 are both available as trial versions that you can test for 30 days before you need to either uninstall the software or buy a license that activates it for the next 12 month period.
Another option that you have is to sign up at the Avira beta center which provides you access to cutting edge development versions of the security software. While not necessarily suited for productive environments, they allow you to use Avira products that you'd otherwise have to buy a license for for free for a longer period of time.
Please note that you need to sign up for an account first over at Avira which is completely free to do. Once done, you can visit this beta center page to sign up as a beta user.
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