How do you know that the new version is free from 'malware'?
There is something about security software that reminds me of a dodgy cove approaching you as you park your car offering to 'look after' it for you for a modest fee, following his offer by admiring the paintwork and saying what a pity it would be if it got scratched, whilst tossing a bunch of keys from hand to hand.
Mrs E. was phoned by the bank to say someone had been using her debit card on the internet. She didn't lose anything - the bank paid up but rather grudgingly. Did she have antivirus software on her computer? She handed the phone to me as she didn't know. I said it had a free version of one of them and Windows 10 which has virus protection in it anyway. I was told we should have the full version of a dedicated one, but when I pointed out that it was their job to protect our bank accounts, not ours, and they had designed the online system including its security features and should take responsibility for its failures, but I would happily install the most expensive one on my computer if they paid for it, and paid me to install and maintain it.
Suddenly, this requirement evaporated. Windows 10 would do!
Edited by Excoriator (20th Sep 2017 1:01pm)