Antivirus is important software to have on your computer, especially in this day and age.
That is why whenever you purchase a new computer you will see trial versions of some of the most popular software packages out there.
I am sure that we have all seen the MacAfee or Norton antivirus trials that are already installed in brand new computers.
This is both a good thing and a bad thing.
It can be good because that means you have an antivirus product already working on your computer without you having to do much of anything.
It can be bad because you might be fooled into having a false sense of security because you think that you already have a full product running on your computer.
But that is not the case; the product is actually a timed trial and you have to purchase the product to keep it running.
This has fooled a lot of people over the years.
You should be sure that you do not get tricked by this as well.
When You First Purchase The Computer
Now that you have a warning that this type of thing can happen, you need to make sure that you are prepared for it.
You can do this in several ways.
The first way is that you can make sure that you purchase the software as soon as you have everything running on your computer.
Most trial antivirus software will give you up to a month to make a purchase but you can try it for free for a week and make a decision based off of that.
That way you can see if you like it and if you do not then you can try another option.
You do not have to pay for a good working antivirus if you do not want to.
I have to say that the cost of the software should be a secondary concern to how well it works but if you cannot afford it then there are several free antivirus programs out there.
Before you pick another option, whether it is paid for or free, you should read reviews about the product to see how well it works.
This antivirus software is going to be your first line of defense against the bad guys so you should be sure that it will work and stop them in their tracks.
Choosing The Vendor That The Computer Manufacturer Chose
Some people feel that the demo software is the best way to go because the manufacturer of the computer chose the company.
That is not necessarily the case.
A particular antivirus trial may have been picked by the manufacturer because the vendor paid them to do so.
Make your own decision of what software you want on the computer.
You must remember that the antivirus that comes installed on your system is only a timed trial version of the software.
If you want to be sure that it is going to work later on either pay for it right away or find an alternative.