Pendleton - Learn It, Live It, Know It
- Feb 24, 2008
I you are interested in this I would buy it soon. Because with the 2.0 release they are going to a yearly $24.95 license no more lifetime:
"Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:25 AM
As previously mentioned, with the launch of 2.0, we'll also be moving to a subscription licensing model, $24.95 per year. As more and more people have come to rely on us for malware protection and cleanup, our costs in bandwidth, hosting fees, infrastructure, salaries of our researchers, QA department, and more have grown immensely. Though our company is about more than just making money, we are a company and we do have to make money to pay our staff to continue doing what they love, which is fighting malware. The subscription model will help us to be sustainable for the future while staying true to our roots that we will always make malware cleanup free for everyone.
We will continue to honor existing lifetime licenses, meaning any users that already have a lifetime license for 1.x will continue to have a lifetime license for 2.x. We'll be offering a few thousand more lifetime licenses during launch as well. On top of all of that, new subscription licenses will be valid for 3 PCs, not just 1."
I purchased Pro last year sometime for the same price. Unfortunately I lost the damn CD and cannot find my registration or anything so I can't renew it. Tempted to pick it up again but I'm seeing $16.89 with shipping after the promo code is added.
As far as I know the free version is pretty much the same quality as far as finding and cleaning your system. The only benefit of having the Pro Version is the fact it is always on. The Free version has to be run manually and doesn't have real-time protection like the Pro version. Might be a few other perks i'm not thinking of?
Is this any better than windows defender? (I'm on Windows 8)
Thanks OP, bought another copy. I use MBAM Pro in conjunction with Security Essentials/Defender on all my PC's. Works great with no annual subscription. I'll probably pick up a few more copies if they're going to be changing to a subscription model.