Seems to really be a special time in that we are living, free good software popping up every week that is good for at least one year. Raymond seems to be especially good at finding those gems because this new one is coming right from his blog. A-squared Anti-Malware is, as the name suggests, an anti-malware scanner, which retails for $39.95.
All you need to do is to visit the website of the developers Emsisoft and create a new user account which is absolutely free and easy. Just enter your name and email and you are ready to go. An email will be dispatched that contains the password for that account, the username being your email address.
Login into the Customer Center once you have received the email and click on the Manage Licenses entry in the left menu. This will load all valid licenses with the option to extend them or add new ones using coupons.
Use the Convert a coupon code and enter nanova5736 as the coupon code. This will give you a valid one year license for A-Squared Anti-Malware starting at the day you have entered the coupon code.
Download A-Squared Anti-Malware afterwards and enter the same account credentials that you have used to register the account with. The license information will be automatically picked up from the database.
Once you login it will show you that you have a full license.
Update: The coupon code is no longer working. You can still download the latest version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware from the developer website and while it is listed as a commercial application there, it is automatically turned into a freeware after the 30-day trial. The freeware does not provide you with realtime protection, which means that you can only use it to run scans manually on your system. This makes it important to install another application on your system that provides it with realtime protection against threats.
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