Everyone has used fake applications or software at some point. Whether we took it from a friend or we downloaded it ourselves; we have used MS Word, MS PowerPoint our most beloved anti-virus from a torrent site. Downloading anti-virus from a broken version has always been for me very paradoxical as I grew up. Because humour me, why did I think it was smart to get anti-virus software that is supposed to protect me from malware and viruses from sites that is a virus breeding ground? It is almost like going to buy an authentic Louis Vuitton bag from Circle. It doesn’t add up.
The turning points in my ‘if I can get it for free I am not buying’ lifestyle happened on a sober October day in 2013. It was the day before the deadline for my master’s application, I had postponed the final creative design piece to add to my application because I was demotivated (that is what I am going with, not laziness). I decided to use the ‘trusty’ InDesign software from my favourite hacked site as I had done for months; after spending four hours designing and perfecting my design my laptop crashed.
I figured it was just the RAM needing a break but I wasn’t too bothered, I had been saving my work as I went along. surely, I would get the work when I turn my laptop on. Words can’t describe what the next fifteen minutes felt like as I struggled to get my laptop to turn on; I legit saw my life flash before my eyes and there was nothing I could do about it. I spent another thirty minutes struggling with the blue screen of death before I gave up and took it to a repairer friend of mine.
He told me my brand new Lenovo laptop was done for; I had had that laptop for only three months. It was a graduation gift from my family and now the laptop was malfunctioning and to make matters worse I had a deadline to meet with my final design on this same laptop!
Luckily, the repairer was joking; I spent the next two hours with my heart in mouth while he recovered my file and gave me his laptop to submit my application. I managed to submit the design just in the nick of time.
After my near-death experience, the repairer gave me my laptop back working like new and told me I had caught a malware from one of the numerous ‘broken software’ I had downloaded and that almost cost me my opportunity to further my education at my dream university. He gave me the contact to JBKlutse Ventures to call and buy Adobe Creative Cloud software.
As someone from the other side of the coin, I understand our first choice isn’t to pay for any software but having my laptop free off viruses, malware and enjoying updates and new versions of my trusted InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator and others is something I can never compromise.
Learn from my mistakes, contact JBKlutse Ventures on 027283933 or 0245721815 for your original Adobe Creative Cloud software. It’s 2021 don’t jeopardize your side hustle, information security or peace of mind by getting a ‘broken’ software.