Beat the Recession With Free Software!

It’s just typical when your feeling the pinch, some unexpected bolt out of the blue comes along to drain your finances even more! Like the never ending subscriptions for your software for example!

Whether it’s your antivirus package that’s about to expire, your firewall or spyware program, it’s like a constant payout!

Well, people are beginning to feel the pinch these days with the recession and it’s very prudent to start putting the pennies away to see us over this rocky period, but can you really afford to scrimp on your PC security software? Or what about the kids computer that doesn’t have spyware protection, is that something you’ve meant to deal with but the cost is a bit intrusive just now?

You may even have considered grabbing an illegal copy from a warez site to save a few quid, but question is will you pay more for the damage the software from these sites could potentially do to your PC?! Are you willing to take the chance?

Well, you can put away your credit card, stop paying for yearly subscriptions and forget about using Warez sites, because freeware has been around since the dawn of time (well, almost). Freeware is basically free software which is developed by individuals, or in many cases large corporations, and is available for you to download and use without any cost whatsoever. Big names like Avast, McAfee and even Microsoft release software free of charge that you possibly don’t even know about!

There are literally thousands of categories available in freeware, from audio converters and antivirus packages right through to video production tools. Backup and recovery, compression tools, system tweaking and maintenance, in fact just about any category you could mention.

Whatsmore, freeware is completely legal and is released for no charge whatsoever!

So, what’s the catch I hear you ask?

Well, there really isn’t one! Freeware is basically software which companies release without a few bells and whistles or is a standalone product taken from a commercial package. Avast antivirus, for example, is one of the best free antivirus products available, but Avast also produce other, commercial, software and by releasing products free of charge they hope you’ll be so impressed that you’ll consider buying some of their other software. Of course, you can simply download, install and use all their free software without obligation, there is never a need to pay for anything.

Unfortunately, many people have serious misconceptions about freeware and consider it to be useless, full of advertising or contains spyware, after all it’s free so how good can it possibly be?! Well, some freeware sites don’t particularly care about what they list, but then again the same can be said for a lot of shareware or commercial sites.