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I guess it is a fallacy to think a hacker would only attack home users with run of the mill malware that is detectable by consumer malware solutions. Any middle manager in any company also has a home, and is a 'home user'. But middle managers also has access to their companies dashboards and intranet web stuff. I, as a pretend hacker, will target these middle managers with all the arsenal I can get my hands on, from run of the mill malware, to black market bought attack tools using the latest fileless attacks. Hackers are not only attacking middle management, but regular developers, engineers, and clerks to gain a foot hold into corporations. Then they do horizontal migration to leap onto servers. In today's environment of working from home, companies are scrambling to protect their homebound workforce. And BYOD has evolved into their worst nightmare.
 

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Sure you can purchase endpoint software but using it is a violation of the license agreement. If it's a business solution then it has a business license agreement. You would have access to it since you have it installed. Look at the licensed use of it. I can't find the one for that specific software online but I think it just comes under the umbrella of "business use".
 
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As for me using the Premium solution, there was a period of time they offered a life time license. So, I was one of those who took that chance then. Now it is a yearly subscription.
I did the same thing! Many many moons ago, Newegg had it on sale for $15-17 and I figured I had used the free version often enough to warrant spending a few $$ on the paid product. Best investment I've ever made! I also currently use it in conjunction with MS Defender.
 
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Here is the BitDefender's license: https://www.bitdefender.com/site/view/eula-business-solutions.html

" “You or “Your” refers to an individual or entity that has executed this Agreement and ordered Bitdefender Solutions and/or services from Bitdefender or its authorized resellers or distributors. "

So individuals are allowed to use their biz products. They would be pretty foolish to ignore SOHO and the SMB crowd.

As for McAfee Endpoint, I was only able to locate license matter regarding tech support service. Anyways I stopped using their product - their product is not compatible with Software Restriction Policy.
 
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I completely understand our efforts to explain everything,

BUT...

The OP asked:

Should I buy Malware Premium to protect my computer is Windows security enough
 

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That's the same agreement I was able to access on their site and use of the term "individual" just means the person who purchased the software and entered into the agreement for the company's use. One word doesn't make an agreement, you have to read beyond that to the rights of use.

Further on in the agreement it states:

Usermeans an employee, independent consultant or other individual of your entity who use or have access to or benefits from the Bitdefender Solution licensed to you.
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LICENSE RIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS

Upon Bitdefender’s acceptance of your order and in consideration of the payment of the fee by you and receipt of the corresponding payment by Bitdefender, Bitdefender grants you the limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use Bitdefender Solution that You ordered solely for your internal business operations including your Affiliates, and subject to the terms of this agreement, including the order and the product documentation. You may allow your Users to use the Bitdefender Solutions for this purpose and you are responsible for their compliance with this agreement in such use.
This is posted to prevent misinformation and no further arguments will be permitted here in the thread. Anyone wishing to pursue it further is invited to contact me privately.
 

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Clester,

Getting back to your question, many experts recommend staying with Microsoft's Windows Security because the performance should be sufficient and there's less chance of encountering compatibility issues which may cause problems with the operating system, particularly after important Windows updates. But of course, the decision is ultimately yours to make.
 
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