Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware

Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1.2416
  • Total Downloads:
    487,624
  • Date Added:
    February 13, 2009
  • File Size:
    8.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    345
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

+

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.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 222 votes

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

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 18

5 stars

"Best so far"

October 11, 2009  |  By Eric65109

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

Over the last 15 years we had McAfee, Norton, AVG and the free edition of Panda. Also had CW Shreader, Adware, Spybot and none ot them have worked as well as Vipre. We have three computers on this virus program and no problems for a 6 months.

Cons

None so far

Summary

Great program and runs in the back ground with very little resources, not like all the other prograns that really slow down all three of our computers! Won't ever go back to the other programs. All the other have let in virus's and other spyware. This has worked like a charm!!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

4 stars

"VIPRE is the Best"

October 07, 2009  |  By jbwal27

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

Low on system resources. Provides top of the line protection without putting a dent in your wallet. You will not find a better Technical Support Call Center.

Cons

It has allowed a few infections to slip through, but that is more my fault because I have downloaded and/or installed something from an untrustworthy source. I know better than to blame VIPRE. Hint, don't use P2P programs and avoid infections.

Summary

Many of the negative reviews on this site are from average PC users who already have heavily infected machines and blame VIPRE for not solving all of their problems. A real PC Tech knows that one program is not enough. As an I.T. Tech, I use VIPRE and SpywareBlaster to prevent infection and use Malwarebytes (free version) as a secondary scanner. I have four PC's and they are clean as a whistle. Hint, boot your PC into Safe Mode and scan for infections.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

3 stars

"It's just okay."

September 03, 2009  |  By windyplain

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

It's a virus + antispyware rolled into 1.

Cons

I kept it updated, still got infected several tiimes, even though it ran at startup with High Active Protection + did scans regularly. It's not worth the money. It's a system resource hog on an old computer. Def. files are huge for manual update.

Summary

I use ClamWin now & am happier & use something else for malware.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (1)

1 stars

"Ineffective..Bleepingcomputer and Malwarebytes fixed it"

August 20, 2009  |  By arkarel

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

Quick response on telephone calls to Tech Support. American (easy to understand) tech support.

Cons

Ineffective. Finally I gave up and went to Bleepingcomputer.com. They told me how to stop the problem processes and told me to download and use Malwarebytes. Downloaded free. FIXED ALL PROBLEMS...I bought it!

Summary

INEFFECTIVE....located no problem files despite serious infections. I had a BAD redirection problem and "Total Security" malware which pretty much crippled my nice new Samsung netbook. I read good review in CNET and downloaded Counterspy. Tech then told me that Counterspy could not repair my problem...I really needed to upgrade to VIPRE. So I did. It scanned....NOTHING FOUND although my computer was totally screwed up. Two days of tech calls and scans with other company's products. Finally I gave up and went to Bleepingcomputer.com and Malwarebytes. Downloaded free. FIXED ALL PROBLEMS...I bought it!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (2)

5 stars

"Very Good , Protection"

July 31, 2009  |  By MasterGhost77

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

Does not use loads system resources , As far as I'm concerned Ive tryed every security package i can get my hands on and this has the best removal and catch rating of them all. Vipre beats all others hands down.

Cons

Nothing to say that's bad about this software.

Summary

Very easy too use , Very well thought out , Well done too Sunbelt.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (1)

2 stars

"Should be Free for what it does"

July 13, 2009  |  By System_Support_Gal

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

This product had excellent media coverage, however, they were inaccurate.

Cons

This product has allowed thru some spyware, password trappers, worms, etc. It does not have a scan on boot option and does not clean up well at all. It should be free while they work out the bugs. It is over priced and not very good in my opinion.

Summary

Will not recommend and will not buy.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (3) (2)

4 stars

"Great AV program... Wish it were FREE!"

June 08, 2009  |  By ahart23

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

Very good AV protection. Easy to use, simple interface, very thorough and reliable protection!

Cons

All in all, there are some FREE apps available that perform JUST AS GOOD if not BETTER!

Summary

It's a great app; however, I will not spring to spend money for it when Avast is still FREE.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (1)

1 stars

"DOWNLOAD AT YOUR OWN RISK"

June 06, 2009  |  By zizimatizi

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

RUBBISH......................................................................

Cons

4UCKED UP...................................................

Summary

HAD TO BUY A BETTER SPYWARE SWEEPER TO CLEAN MY PC FROM THE MESS CREATED BY THIS SO CALLED VIPRE..DAMN!!!!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (3)

5 stars

"Best protection against viruses and spyware!!"

May 21, 2009  |  By ppritts

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

-scans include rootkit protection
-offers three scans: quick, deep, custom
-deep scan of all processes and files is quick
-customer service is "top-of-the-line"
-frequent auto-updates
-does not slow down my computer
-no false positives (so far)

Cons

None I can think of so far.

Summary

I have used Vipre from the first day it was released. Back then, I was using CounterSpy from Sunbelt as my anti-spyware product and Norton as my anti-virus. CounterSpy worked great for me so as soon as they finished Vipre (CounterSpy combined with the new anti-virus), I DUMPED Norton and have used Vipre as my ONLY anti-virus, anti-spyware product running in real time. I was running Windows XP at that time.
Vipre's increased computer speed and small "footprint" (compared to Norton) was outstanding! It updates its signatures and features twice a day (on average). You can't even tell this is taking place (except for a small, lower right corner notification). In the two years I have had Vipre, there have been no false positives. I do deep scans of my entire system (now Vista) twice a week. My deep scans take about 30 minutes. I also run on-demand scans from other programs like MalwareBytes as well as on-line Internet scans from E-set and Kaspersky. Vipre is my ONLY real time virus and spyware protection.
I have been virus and spyware free since I installed Vipre. Based on your input to its questions, it builds a whitelist and blacklist of the programs running on your computer. It is VERY easy to edit these lists (called "always allowed" and "always blocked").
Customer service is superb! Last week I submitted a question about Vipre's compatibility with another program I was having trouble with. They answered back in only TWO HOURS with a solution that solved my problem. They have always responded with fast, accurate answers to the very few times I have needed their customer service.
You can do manual updates; start scans; shut down the program; or open it by right-clicking the icon in the tray by the clock.
I highly recommend Vipre!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (1)

1 stars

"Crashed my computer when I installed."

April 30, 2009  |  By dobsdv

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware 3.1.2416

Pros

I don't really, honestly know....

Cons

As I said, it crashed. DO NOT RUN WITH INSTALLED ANTI VIRUS ON YOUR COMPUTER

Summary

This is not necessarily negative. I just don't know if it's good, because it doesn't work in conjunction with my installed anti virus program. Could be a good program for you.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (2) (2)

Results 1–10 of 18

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 3.1.2416
Version 3.1.2416 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher ThreatTrack Security
Publisher web site http://www.threattracksecurity.com/
Release Date February 13, 2009
Date Added February 13, 2009
Version 3.1.2416
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
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

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK