I have ATT Uverse and they have McAfee internet Security as a free download for Uverse subscribers. I can use it on up to 4 computers. (I am also considering Kaspersky because I have heard it is better but it is not free and I don’t want to pirate anything)
Here are my questions:
If I decide to reformat my computer and reinstall windows sometime after I install the McAfee program, will it think it is another computer and make me use another of my license keys?
If I decide to upgrade my computer by installing some new hardware sometime after I install the McAfee program will it count that as a new computer and thus use up one of my license keys?
I am also interested how these questions would pertain to not just Mcafee but any other Internet Security program. (really any program in general)
(As a side note, I am thinking it is interesting to wonder what would be considered by a company to be a new computer. Could I upgrade everything except the case and still use the same license for a product or would they consider that to be a new computer and thus stop the program and require me to purchase a new license? --In my opinion it should have to do with the number of active computers that you still have. If you still only have one computer after upgrading and not 2 then you should still be able to use the license. That’s just my thinking, though, and I don;t know what the law or applicable company policies are regarding this.–)