I don't deal with very many "On-Line" companies because so many of them filled with scams of some sort, and what a shame that is. For quite a while I actually thought that SLYSOFT was one of the "Good Guys", well, maybe not so quick to say that now. Silly me, I just "assumed" that Lifetime meant MY Lifetime, well, apparently not, because as far as I can determine, I am still alive. Now do I think that REDFOX and SLYSOFT are actually the same people?? Probably. Can I prove it?? Of course not, but I assure you, I would not be surprised. By buying a lifetime membership for updates and as such is a good deal, but I also know that it will cut down on annual revenues to the company, and I think they decided to create a way to get around that problem. Just like everything else, you "Live & Learn".