The Winners in the PC Tools Internet Security 2011 Free License Giveaway Are…..

imageI’m happy to announce the 10 winners of a free license (installable on up to 3 PCs), for the award winning PC Tools Internet Security 2011.

Congratulations to the winners:


David W

Lee G

Ahmed Helmy

Olga Silva

Kevin (kvhc)



Sara (sesser)

Paul Lubic, Jr.

Each winner will be notified shortly with a congratulatory note and license, directly from PC Tools. If you weren’t one of the lucky winners, you can download a free, limited, trial version, at PC Tools.

Thank you, to all those who participated. Once again, I was struck by how polite the contest participants were – in almost every case, the participants said “Thank you”.

Either Tech Thoughts draws unusually polite people, or the world isn’t quite as bad as we’re often led to believe. I’m convinced it’s the latter – the vast majority of people are polite, and considerate.

Just a quick reminder: Next week we will be offering a giveaway for 10 free licenses for Europe’s leading anti-spam application – SPAMfighter Pro

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17 responses to “The Winners in the PC Tools Internet Security 2011 Free License Giveaway Are…..

  1. Ahmed Helmy

    Thank you Bill 🙂 this is my 2nd time to win a free license from PCTOOLS iam realy suprised 🙂

  2. Cappydawg

    Thank you Bill, what a great Christmas surprise. I love this kind of stuff. Thank you again. And CONGRATS TO ALL THE OTHER WINNERS!


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  4. Bill,
    I’m amazed I was one of the winners! Thanks very much for running the generous giveaway.

  5. John

    Congratulations to all you very lucky winners!


  6. Lee

    Hey Bill – thanks for promo – stoked to see I won a license – glad to see your blog is up and functioning well – I was alarmed by the issues you had with Word Press the other day and was not sure I would see your blog again! Cool to see all is well now.

    A couple of questions:
    – I finally got a win7Pro home PC running a AMD Hexacore processor and 4GB of 1600Mhz RAM. It’s a beast of a machine.

    1. I have installed/will install MicrosoftSecurityEssentials, SuperAntiSpyware Professional, Comodo Firewall, KeyScrambler (yet to be installed may not be Win7 64 bit compliant – I am not sure) and WinPatrolPlus – Can I add PC Tools Internet Security to this without conflict. Also security wise I am not sure I need anything else (although I would love a copy of Sandboxie) – I think you mentioned you also use Threatfire but I have never tried it.

    2. I intend to image my system before using it after I have installed the plethora of software I own and use. I have not done this before and was hoping you could provide me with some links to good guides on doing this. I know your good friend Paul (from Tech4Everyone) had and article on this a while back. I have a license for Paragon’s Backup and Recovery Suite 10 and will use there software to make system image – I have gotten their guide from their website which is fairly instructive. I also intend to use the freeware version of Macrium Reflect (it has some draw backs though – namely you cannot restore an image to a resized partition!). I think this two pronged approach should be quite solid. Do you have any thoughts on this?

    Your advice on the above would be appreciated!


    • Hey Less,

      Congrats on the win, but more importantly – on the new machine. That’s very cool!!

      One of the requirement of running with the PC Tools suite is, you must uninstall all other security applications to ensure that there are no potential conflicts – a fairly standard requirement. BTW, ThreatFire technology is included in the suite.

      While it’s true that software guides can occasionally be helpful, more often than not, they are simply a filtered version of the help files that an application already has on board. The developers are intimately familiar with an application, as they should be, so the help files are unquestionable the best source of information.

      Merry Christmas.


  7. sara

    Thank you Bill, what a great Christmas and birthday surprise. I’m so happy that I was one of the winners!
    Thank you again.


  8. bokawel

    congrats to all the winners!

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  10. Kevin

    Thanks Bill for the licenses!