Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware

Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 222 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.2315
  • Total Downloads:
    487,624
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 04, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    8.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    345
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #46 in Anti-Spyware

Editors' Review

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The well-regarded Vipre antivirus software comes in different versions for home and business users. We recently tried Vipre Antivirus 2012, which is optimized for home users. In addition to the fast and thorough Vipre antivirus engine, this shareware package includes antirootkit and antispyware capabilities, email protection, removable media scanning, and real-time active protection from emerging threats. It works well with other antivirus solutions installed, too, and supports SSL and TLS with Outlook and Outlook Express. Vipre Antivirus 2012 is free to try for 30 days.

Vipre sets up quickly and easily for an antivirus tool. Scanning your system is always the first step in antivirus protection, but we clicked Update first to get the latest virus definitions. Of course, Vipre checks for updates automatically, too. Three scan settings are available: Quick Scan, Deep Scan, and a targeted Custom Scan. You should always use a full scan as a baseline when setting up a new antivirus solution, so we selected Deep Scan and pressed Scan Now. The scan is quite thorough and takes as long as other full antivirus scans, or longer, but we wanted it deep, not fast. (The everyday Quick Scan is much speedier.) Vipre takes the cautious approach to potential threats, automatically quarantining files it deems a threat, though of course there's an Always Allowed list and other configuration options. Vipre's Deep Scan isolated some adware that wasn't dangerous but wasn't exactly welcome, either, and we were delighted to give it the heave-ho. Vipre includes some useful extra modules: a Secure File Eraser, a History Cleaner, and PC Explorer, which identifies specific files and processes that may be suspicious. You can add safe items to the Always Allowed list from PC Explorer.

With so many competent antivirus tools available as freeware, why pay for Vipre Antivirus 2012? Well, if there's any program worth paying for to get better performance or features, it's your security software, especially your antivirus solution. Things like built-in extras and advanced technical support make a difference. Users' needs vary, but Vipre's 30-day trial lets you see for yourself if it's the antivirus solution you need.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Vipre Antivirus 2012 5.0.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
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  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 222 votes

    • 5 star 125
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 51
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4 stars

"Excellent Software"

February 02, 2009  |  By torami

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

Excellent Software

Cons

Excellent Software

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5 stars

"It's awesome. It rocks."

January 09, 2009  |  By mkeswani

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

Easier to use than the rest - don't have to do anything. Doesn't offer hundreds of config options. Is for home users. Not over taking over windows like norton. Not in your face all the time. It works. It detects stuff.

Cons

Cookie. Tracking cookies. I don't care about the cookies. Everyday with the cookies - daily scan.

Summary

I bought it before trying it out. I've been using all the freeware anti virus apps for so long, I knew vipre was going to be the one. I am not surprised by it's performance. It is expected. Just like you've always been expecting your antivirus to be. It overrules avira, avg, avast, nod, norton (everything overrules norton), bit defender? Come on, no one left. Kaspersky - it's heavy. Vipre - he's not heavy, he's my brother.

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5 stars

"It's very Fast , Effective and light on Resources."

January 02, 2009  |  By gtstorm

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

Fast, Reliable, User Friendly, First Class Custumer Support, Good Value ,Looks Very cool and Trendy.

Cons

NOTHING AT ALL

Summary

I Really Think VIPRE is The Only True AntiVirus Software Worth To Buy On Windows Vista x86 and Vista x64 base Computers.VIPRE is a True WARRIOR.

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5 stars

"Almost Unbeatable"

December 19, 2008  |  By MrPink1975

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

Very light on your system , Very fast scans , and a great tool set . Vipre is also very user friendly .

Cons

Absolutely none . Does exactly what it's supposed to do and then some .

Summary

I've used lots of anti-virus software and this is in a tie for 1st with ESET-NOD 32 . Both are very effective , very fast , and very light on your system . Vipre is just a little bit lighter and has a great tool set . Simply put , it's awesome !!!

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2 stars

"It isn't what they say it is"

December 12, 2008  |  By purigen

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

I liked what I heard and the way it looks

Cons

Once I enabled active protection my PC slowed to a crawl. I started with the recommended setting (medium) and hardly anything worked, them I went to low which just made everything work real slow.

Summary

It's a big let down from all that I read about it

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1 stars

"CPU hog & User Interface dumbed down"

October 22, 2008  |  By jkoerner

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

Cool name. Bravo to Marketing dept. WIsh same could be said of engineering dept.

Cons

Periodically goes nuts and grabs 90-99% of CPU cycles.

Summary

User interface has been "dumbed down" with no option for advanced users to control it. Too early to know how effective it is - no empirical data yet from independent testing labs. Sunbelt's recent track record on fixing known, serious problems is not good. Sad to see a formerly good company go downhill.

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1 stars

"BEWARE OF THIS PRODUCT"

October 19, 2008  |  By culloden370

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

I like to see it wiped from my computer

Cons

Didnt have time to explore in great detail , becse it thot file "browseui.dll " was avirus.This rsultd in my comp failing to start properly.Luckily I was able to access "Tsk Mnger" and trawl files looking for what resembled a restore .exe file.

Summary

Dumped a s quickly as installed due to programmes poor judgement. Please have some technical expertise if installing

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5 stars

"Been using vipre for 8 days, and I love it!"

October 15, 2008  |  By kunoichi24

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

Vipre is super light on your system - when it runs a scan, you can continue working without lag.

Cons

I haven't found any yet

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5 stars

"Outruns All competition used to date!"

October 12, 2008  |  By davidlewis7

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

Vipre is thorough and affords you excellent full-time coverage at a very afford>able price. Tried the "best"; Norton, Windows One Care, Windows Defender, F-secure. No one and nothing else does the job this program does, or loads up your HD less.

Cons

Still waitng to find ONE. Ran the trial and liked it So well, I am now a subscriber. I personally have never run anything else like it, not even close.

Summary

IF you've been looking for a comprehensive anti-virus/ spyware program that you can count on to get the job totally done and not steal precious resources, this IS the one you've been looking for! Took it for a spin at the advice of CNET's editor ("Picks of the Week") and it was the greatest improvement since the inception of solid state circuitry!

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3 stars

"Buenas características externas pero no detecta"

September 30, 2008  |  By rgonzalezco

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2315

Pros

¡Buena apariencia externa y facilidad de uso

Cons

No detectó algunos problemas que si detectaron otros productos

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1.2315
Version 3.1.2315 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher ThreatTrack Security
Publisher web site http://www.threattracksecurity.com/
Release Date September 04, 2008
Date Added September 04, 2008
Version 3.1.2315
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 8.04MB
File Name VIPRE-AV-3096-Trial.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 487,624
Downloads Last Week 345
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29.95

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