We're big fans of security software here at Komando.com. Without some kind of protection on your computer, you can expect to pick up a virus in no time after going online. Security is the first thing anyone should install when setting up a computer.
That's why free security software is such a lifesaver; people who would never pay for security can still be protected. Of course, when it comes to technology "free" is a relative term, as one major anti-virus company is now admitting.
"Free" sites and programs make money a lot of ways, from showing ads or collecting information for advertisers to bundling third-party toolbars or charging for extras. Most free security software stays free by offering incentives to upgrade to premium versions, along with revenue from business sales.