Jayesh MansukhaniMar 28, 2007 19:00:00 IST
One of the biggest problems that our readers often complain about is the cost of commercial software in India. Thanks to the rather expensive conversion rates of foreign currency, software that would translate to being cheap abroad becomes unaffordable to the Indian consumer. Though quite a few of these prominent companies are present in the Indian market, they price their software at premium rates which again leaves the average consumer high and dry. This drives users to either living without these essential tools or to simply pirating them. While pirating is the easy way out, it's not the answer in the long run. Most software companies today have switched to an online authentication system, where the software checks back to see if it's valid or not. Since it's pirated... well you get the picture.
However all is not lost. There are a host of free programs that are available now. These programs offer virtually all the functionality that their paid counterparts have. Keeping this in mind, we at Tech2 have decided to take up the anvil on behalf of our readers. Starting from this week onwards,we will pick out and feature 3 software applications that we think represent the best in a respective category.
This week we will be tackling one of the most common and important categories i.e. Antivirus programs. Here is our pick of the best freeware AV's.
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