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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    • 4 star 0
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    • 2 star 1
    • 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
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5 stars

"Best AV out there IMO"

May 14, 2010  |  By DrStone7

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

Great AV tool, catches everything including viruses that were missed by Norton and AVG. Great product and support, can't say enough good things about them and I am a computer professional with years of desktop support experence.

Cons

No cons with this tool.

Summary

Small foot print, excelent AV.

Used on Vista and Win7 for several months now.

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5 stars

"WOW!! Its GOOD!"

April 17, 2010  |  By slimfofo

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

first i was confused coz vipre is not popular
then check it on cnet . rated 5 star??
i tried it well this software is verygood
can block viruses! no need to scan pc thats the protection i wanted

Cons

70mb ram usage. i hope it will be lessen

Summary

ONE OF THE BEST! GOOD THING I TRIED

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1 stars

"Stay away."

April 17, 2010  |  By spirit_chaser

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

Still looking for one.

Cons

Does what it wants to do not what you want it to. Terrible tech support.

Summary

Had to fight with it from the start. It. blocked a program on my computer even though I put it on my "allways allow" list. Couldn't get it to let me use the program no matter what I tried. Also, it blocked one of my Windows security programs. E-mailed tech support and it's been two weeks now without an answer. Decided to just uninstall it and it blocked me from getting to my control panel and programs list. Like it knew what I was trying to do. Had to find another way into the control panel to finally uninstall it. After that everything was back to normal and working fine. Glad it was only the free trial version. Big waste of money if you buy it.

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2 stars

"Missed Trojans, Uninstall caused problems."

April 09, 2010  |  By jstevenscpb

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

It works hard to deliver the goods.

Cons

Missed major problems other free products caught. Notification setting is a pain and distraction. Only seemed to stop safe processes. Uninstall would not work do to missing file so had to go through time consuming manual unistall with file killers.

Summary

Wouldn't use it for free let alone purchase it. Has the right concept but fails to deliver more than hype and appearance.

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5 stars

"finally antivirus software that does not slow my pc"

April 04, 2010  |  By vipre_antivirus_user

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

vipre antivirus identified threats on my pc once installed & removed them. it works really well, fast, without slowing down my systems processes. i paid $49.95 to cover my 3 pcs & 1 laptop. i called for support, they spoke american, and were great.

Cons

the support was only available till 9pm est, which is fine. i would rather speak to an american who understands my english, then the far east support people who i have to repeat my requests using other software like norton, eset, mcafee (tried them).

Summary

i originally bought counterspy antispyware, the forerunner of vipre antivirus from counterspy.com a site that had brief to the point details about vipre, and although my family does not go to sites we think are dangerous, i felt it was time to get some extra protection just in case we should get hit with a virus by email, or sharing a flashdrive, or whatever. anyway, i used norton 360 and i also used eset nod for a year, and with norton, my desktops were always problematic in the morning, when i started to work on my computers, as you could hear the antivirus software working like it was chewing up the hard drive (weird but it sounded like they were turning gears painfully). . . eset and mcafee were not much better, while i felt mcafee was offering good protection, when getting updates or when scanning, i could not browse the web or open ms word or excel without slowly coming to halt.

anyway, i have been using vipre for about 17 months now, and my computers run fast and clean, like they are finely tuned.

as for the comments from above on cnet.com, saying they received no support. the support i received was simple explanations, from great telephone support to great email support, so i think they were just complaining. vipre antivirus is awesome.

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1 stars

"piece of @*!?"

April 04, 2010  |  By jim70bone

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

trial version worked great

Cons

purchased version would not perform manual scan (quick or deep)
poor customer/tech support

Summary

I was really hopeful after reading all the positive reviews. I purchased two licenses. Should have paid more attention to the negative reviews in hindsight. The funny thing was when I called to get a refund they were very quick to oblige without even asking why I wasn't satisfied. Oh well so much for customer satisfaction...LOL

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1 stars

"Non-existent support"

April 02, 2010  |  By loades

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

Easy setup and simple to use.

Cons

I sent an e-mail to support, after 2 weeks they replied apologising for the
delay and included an FAQ! I replied that the FAQ didn't answer my
question and then, after another 10 days, my 30 day trial ran out without
having heard from them.

Summary

Non-existent support on a paid for product is not acceptable to me. Avoid!

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5 stars

"Silent Ninja of the anti-virus world"

April 02, 2010  |  By deltargon

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

Comprehensive scan, host based intrusion detection system, centrally managed configuration and reporting. During the "Deep scan" the anti-virus ate an average of 4.5% of my CPU.

Cons

It is so simple the users will try and use it by themselves.

Summary

Don't take my word for it. Download it, TRY IT, Study it and see if its right for you.

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5 stars

"Best AntiVirus software I have ever used!!! Recommend!"

March 14, 2010  |  By bird95134

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

As claimed, light foot print on computer resources - both memory and CPU utilization.

Cons

Virus defintion update status date/time is EST time zone based. Not a big deal, would rather see the last update in the time zone that is local, i.e. mine.

Summary

Impressed. Replaced Bit-defender on all PCs in my house and all are running faster now.

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1 stars

"Not For Dial up Connection's"

March 13, 2010  |  By Gold Dust

 |  Version: Vipre Antivirus 4.0.3248

Pros

It Is Made In The USA.

Cons

Could Not Download The Detections Or The Updates So That I Could Use It. Must Have At Less A 56Kbps Connection Speed In Order To Use It.

Summary

I Contacted The Sunbelt Technical Support, And I Told Them That I Do Not Have A Connection Speed Of 56Kbps Or Higher I Told Them That I Would Be Lucky If It Was 46Kbps, This Is What They Told Me ("Thank you for contacting Sunbelt technical support. Yes you may still be able to run VIPRE the only problem that could arise is the fact that updating the software may not happened or could be very slow if it does happen.")
Well If You Can Not Update VIPRE You Should Not Use It Because VIPRE Would Be No Good, Without Updates Or Detections To Download!

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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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