Pretty sure I saw a thread, maybe sticky, or message here that gave people free use of CIS. Not a scam, official. Is that still going or do we all have to pay again?
There has always been a free version of CIS:
There was a thread that would give a free license of CIS Complete to those who couldn’t afford it, but it was closed due to abuse.
But as L.A.R. Grizzly mentioned, CIS Premium is, was, and always will be, free. The CIS application itself is exactly the same in the free and paid versions. The paid versions add additional services to CIS, like GeekBuddy and TrustConnect.
CIS Pro is currently only $4.99 for a one-year subscription. Internet Security PRO 2012
If you’re curious what the difference is, take a look here: Differences: CIS 2011 “Premium”, “Plus”, “Pro” and “Complete”
That’s crazy it can never work. Comodo will be out of business in no time.
Here is some reading for you.
Hope that helps explain how.