Vipre Antivirus

Vipre Antivirus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.3248
  • Total Downloads:
    487,624
  • Date Added:
    March 03, 2010
  • File Size:
    8.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    345
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

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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    • 2 star 13
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5 stars

"Superrrrbbb"

April 01, 2014  |  By supermcman

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

-lightweight
-very affordable
-very powerful engine
-great web protection
-easy set-up settings

Cons

-Not eye catchy UI that's all i think?

Summary

Very happy with it, easy and userfriendly set-up, been using it for 3 years, for many systems, customer support is great, many customer very happy with it RECOMMENDABLE AV among the rest!!!

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5 stars

"PHENOMENAL!!!"

January 24, 2014  |  By LoveKittyAlways

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

100% Protection!

Cons

None in the year I've used it.

Summary

Vipre has been perfect for me! After getting fed up with multiple system infections & failures & a myriad of faulty protection software over the decades I went with Vipre and have not looked back, in fact I feel safer than ever. I surf the internet abroad & where I would have caught a bug, or two or ten Vipre has protected my system. Even where there are sneaky, random, multiple pop-ups on some discreet place on some programs & sites Vipre has effectively protected my system 100%. It puts a warning message up like a little shield to let me know exactly where the offense is. I have had no problems in the time I have used it & my 1 yr old computer runs optimally all the time. I was like wow a lot of times & felt like I got a great deal. There was a few times that I had trouble accessing some sites I thought were safe but what I had to do was learn how to use the software and it was easy. I found the sites I thought were safe actually weren't. I look at all the risks Vipre has protected me from & the 100% satisfaction I've had since I got it & I compare that to the malware/bad protection/broken system fraught past I've endured and I am very impressed. I think one should learn how to use their equipment & confirm actual problems before crying foul & also know that some corrupt files can't be saved. I have not tried to uninstall it yet but I hope I won't ever have to! Thank you Vipre for finallly making it safe for me to surf worry-free!

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5 stars

"its a great software to have"

January 13, 2014  |  By bosshoggpimp

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

I give it a 100%

Cons

there is none

Summary

get it love it its life time warranty you can get up to 10 computers protection. I will give it 10 stars.

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1 stars

"Snake oil -- drink poision instead"

December 28, 2013  |  By bobojack

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

seemed to work

Cons

trial - bought it - was good until a major software update from viper ! crashed my computer - ate ALL email and mail folders, was on phone for hours , able to get into safe mode - no restore , totaly crashed my XP had to have staples fix my computer for 186 bucks
also blocked good site , stuck it's nose into other files on my pc

Summary

do youre self a favor --just throw you're pc out the window --sooner or later it will bite you !

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5 stars

"Does what it is supposed to without slowdown"

November 14, 2013  |  By fartknocker1987

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

-Reliable and very effective
-No processing slowdown
-Updates frequently and swiftly
- Minimally invasive to the fullest and efficient extent
- 24 hour online help line

Cons

- To be quite frank with you there is not much to complain about when it comes to this top class AV.

Summary

My experience with other types of AV's is that they simply do not deliver and on top of it they usually slow down your computer with annoying ad's and sluggish software that would usually never get the job done. I have used kaspersky , Mcafee , Norton, AVG and all the other junk that's out there and will say that this AV delivers. GFI has done a great job with this minimally invasive pro active AV and for over 3 years it has literally kept all my computers running perfect with no virus issues. It will not be as useful trying to install onto an already super dirty computer but it sure as hell keeps things clean and protects better than any AV I have ever used.

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5 stars

"I recommend it!!!"

October 20, 2013  |  By pnoyzzzz

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

-obviously very light
-trusted Anti-virus Engine
-complete suit with AV,2 way firewall, IDS, and HIPS
-Lifetime license w/c is other's dont have :D
-budget concious i think

Cons

Since i used it in 2011 i never encounter any problem to my system and my customer's pc

Summary

Vipre is well-known a good antispyware software since it released counterspy which receive many good reviews, i thought its a joke that this AV is light on system resources but i my friend recommend it to me and i was really amazed as a fact it can run on a old school pc, Vipre definitely the best AV for me, IMHO

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5 stars

"Quality Software That AMAZES!"

September 23, 2013  |  By Andyc_84

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

Removed my old anti virus on install, The Web Filtering option, The Patching Component and just how light weight this is makes this product an essential component to my household computers.
You can get as much or as little as you want out of this product. With the manage section of this software being easy for someone not so tech savvy or advanced options for those with a little more know-how.

Cons

The price could be a little cheaper. Then again I guess you pay a little more for quality

Summary

As said in title I can't believe I am saying this but yes software has amazed me! It's really great to see how far AV has come in the last few years and owning VIPRE has demonstrated this plus more!

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5 stars

"LOVE IT! Fast! Low Resource usage. Highly Recommend!"

August 29, 2013  |  By LDSnPCGeekMom

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

I purchased Vipre in February 2013 installed it and it works great. It also uses less resources than my 2011 BitDefender and has worked great. My two and half year old Acer is running just great. I have had 1 problem (listed below) in 8 months of use. It has never crashed nor frozen. I think it is a good buy.

Cons

Once it blocked a so called "known bad file" called backstage.htm(Toolbar) which I found was connected with my remote desktop that I use with our software business and just added it to the "Always Allowed". I checked to be sure it wasn't some new virus with our programmer. Since there is no adware/malware cleaner with it I recommend an adware/malware product to use with this. I use SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition. I have also purchased and used Malwarebytes but didn't like the hassle it started giving me with with locking my computer up.

Summary

I installed Vipre on my Acer Aspire 7741 after using BitDefender 2011 for 2 years. BitDefender 2013 would not install on my Acer and the techs at BitDefender tried all sorts of thing all to no avail. I have been on computers for over 20 yrs from building them in the late 80's to programming DOS and also helping run our family municipal accounting software company so now I recommend it to our customers and others that ask. It caught several that Avast free version had not caught when I was using it until my Vipre was purchased.

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1 stars

"Absolute Junk"

August 17, 2013  |  By Maverick_Wolfe

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

See my Review for Vipre IS

Cons

See my review for Vipre IS I can't give this trash less than a half star.

Summary

This software DELETES stuff and will NOT restore it to either your Hard drive OR your cloud drives if you have a cloud drive.... I was so angry when I found this out... Stuff I've vetted with other programs as safe, and other programs KNOW they're safe as they were mostly game trainers for going through games when I've already been through them with no issues, or other files that absolutely had ZERO viruses or trojans in them, some of those files I'd paid for and were the only copies I had left as I deleted them a long time ago from their original source. most of which can not be gotten again because they are no longer offered and the new versions without the original require a new paid version without your original key file or Just can't be retrieved because the Development company either went out of buisness or got absorbed by another company because they sold and after a while the company stopped making the software but not patching it.

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1 stars

"Won't bother with this product again!"

June 23, 2013  |  By DemonHuntress29

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 2013 6.1.5493

Pros

Nice logo...

Cons

There is no uninstall for this product, at least not one that I could find in the folder or online except through one place & that didn't even work. This program blocked sites that I knew were safe, and a lot of the time, it would also block safe downloads as well.

Summary

Not worth the time of installing it or frustration of uninstalling it afterwards

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ThreatTrack Security
Publisher web site http://www.threattracksecurity.com/
Release Date March 03, 2010
Date Added March 03, 2010
Version 4.0.3248
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
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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