As per the comparsion table on their site
Free Version - MyFreeAntivirus
Paid Version - MyAntivirus & Internet Security
But with free version we are getting MyAntivirus instead of MyFreeAntivirus.
I tried it, went through all the steps, received 3 emails from them, not one of the emails included a license key. *If* they truly wanted to promote this properly, they would handle it with much fewer steps than they have just to download the program. This is nonsense and silly hype to make one jump through so many steps just to acquire the program.
I installed it last night, updated, adjusted settings, etc. it said only 30 days evaluation because upon installation, i never rec'd a license key, so I continued with it, checking it out. I went through the program folders and files, finding all the elements of it I could...what bothered me immediately is the sheer size of this behemoth. It states it is "Myantivirus" and even though the download link stated "free" in the name, this is not what installed, so I share your confusion.
The size installed after update on my machine was approx. 800MB + which was a deal killer for me...this is insane and unnecessary in my opinion. After finding this out, I uninstalled and restored an image.
Personally, I see no reason why anyone would require a program of this size and bloated code for security purposes. Many AV applications are going this route, and I for one hope Comodo never gets bloated like this. Comodo is under 200MB installed, (at least for me using just CAV not CIS), other than the bases.cav it backs up in case of needing repair, which I understand that, and it is lean and mean, it just works and has the features to assist with proper security, in many cases better than most paid solutions.
I sent an email to the Mysecuritycenter folks, and told them I never rec'd my license key in any of my emails. In my opinion, they are doing a few clever things perhaps in order to get uninformed folks to buy the product, bottom line. That is ok, if they did not have so many silly hoops to jump through in order to download the program, plus it appears to me from comments, *some* rec'd the free, and some like us rec'd the trial, but I had to trial it because I had NO license key from them to register upon installation. They have made it confusing on purpose, in my opinion. My 'account' I opened with them also states everything about the free version, yet still never a license key.
I never heard anything from them, and really do not care if I do, I will not use the product because of the manner they are handling their business, and the bloated size among a few things. After 16 years working on systems, I am dumbfounded at how messy software is becoming. Programmers, far too many of them have become lazy, just because most users have a lot of RAM and physical drive space, etc., why bother with responsible programming methods like there used to be? Instead, just throw in the kitchen sink with a few million more lines of code, and they get away with it, because most pay little to no attention to these details, when in reality it is fully unnecessary. In addition to this, the "rush to manufacturing" or RTM feeds into this and places pressure on the programmers, so both are to blame for releasing software that may be far from ready, or is bloated due to lazy standards.
Bottom line for me...I do not at all like their business model, nor will i use their software free or not due to the above. They are borderline deceptive in my opinion, and are playing off of mostly folks that do not pay attention to details, which unfortunately is most. Bitdefender needs to be careful about how widespread they get themselves by allowing so much rebranding...it is good for their bottom line, but it may prove bad for their reputation over time as they find out the kind of problems that can arise out of situations like this. BD should be ashamed at releasing a program that is nearing 1GB in size installed all in the name of "security", when it is 100% not necessary to achieve "good security" at all...it is all getting out of hand...and they also need to examine their 'partners' a bit closer before accepting payment for their technology. Some things are more important than the bottom line to those who pay attention to details, and in this case, BD fails in my opinion.
Just my 2 cents worth. If Comodo can keep their programs from being bloat, and remain consistent in their goal of performance and quality, Melih is going to run circles around most of these 'vendors' in the long term, and I hope he does, because it is evident the industry is becoming a joke in too many ways. Those that succeed are those that remain consistent, focused on actual results, and can maintain performance without going the route of bloatware. I think Comodo is on the proper track and I hope they reach their goals with integrity and honesty, as it is obvious many companies have lost those virtues a long time ago. Greed is a horrible thing in any business...and the AV business has become more nonsense and marketing tactics, rather than creating stable quality and tech that assists users in keeping secure.
Sorry for the long post, but it is one of those moments I see where it is all headed, and in many ways, it has become little more than a game...and an ugly one at that.