Vipre Antivirus

Vipre Antivirus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.4182
  • Total Downloads:
    487,624
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 27, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    8.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    345
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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  • Current Version

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    out of 222 votes

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

"Great Product"

May 02, 2011  |  By skipwondah33

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.4182

Pros

Very light footprint so it doesn't hog system resources like others. Works quietly and effectively in the background with Active Protection. Very easy to use for novice users and some nice features for advanced users.

Cons

None available

Summary

I own a Home-license for all of my machines in my home and I deployed the Enterprise version on our network at work. It works flawlessly. This product simply gets the job done and as long as it continues to do that I will be a customer.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ThreatTrack Security
Publisher web site http://www.threattracksecurity.com/
Release Date April 27, 2011
Date Added April 27, 2011
Version 4.0.4182
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000, 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 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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