Originally Posted by kunnusingh
There is no any difference in term of security but I saw that some Antivirus software replace free SSL with their own SSL while browsing website which is security threat to your website.
As I know only few people notice this change while browsing website. I was using Free Comodo SSL by cPanel and it was replaced by my Antivirus software.
Plus you will be need to monitor your free SSL on every 3 month to make sure that your SSL is renewed or not.
with a paid SSL you get validation in the form or a ssl badge that you click and brings up the validation to prove that the website is genuine and passed all validation checks.
With a free SSL you get non of this, so have no way of knowing if the website is genuine or fake (especially when it comes to ecommerce). If someone running a genuine business website cannot afford $10 for a paid SSL then they do not deserve to be in business