I am trying to get some software for free, but I want to do it legally. I have a couple questions for you guys. Is software you download from limewire legal? If not, is there any way to get software for free legally?
Specifically, I would like to know whether it would be possible to get either BitDefender Antivirus 2008, or kaspersky Anti-virus without paying for them.
Nope, there is no 'legal' way to get those without paying for them (unless someone else buys it for you). However, your chances of getting caught are slim to none. Do not use limewire. It is a crappy filesharing program that makes your computer vulnerable and the search feature sucks. Use bittorrent instead. I recommend the utorrent client. If you need extra help with "free software" send me a PM.
I use BitDefender 8 free Edition, it's completely legal and works great.
BitDefender 8 free Edition does not hog too much system resources and is rated among the best anti virus applications.
I find BitDefender as good if not better than Kaspersky.
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