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Vipre Internet Security 2013

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  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 52 votes

    • 5 star: 21
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 6
  • Current version:

    3.8 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
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  • 2.0 stars

    "Updates are 100 Mb Several times daily"

    November 29, 2013  |   By kayakhigh

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    Did not seen to slow down system much

    Cons

    A bandwidth pig.

    Summary

    Bought it and had to uninstall. We live remote and internet is capped at 10 Gb / month on a Telus smarthub. Above that it's highway robbery $5 per Mb

    Vipre updates definitions several times daily... 100 Mb per update.
    Between my laptop and my wifes, Vipre drained our 10 Gb pretty damn quick.

    I also kept downloading a huge 95 Mb "beta" update for some reason, but in would never install properly on either laptop. Automaticly it kept downloading that fu**ing beta update over and over all day long, on top of the definition reloads.

    I used several bandwidth monitoring programs, and they all showed Vipre was the bandwidth pig. Had to uninstall. We never went over 7-8 Gb a month previously, but Vipre made it impossible

    Switched to Comodo for free. The updates are tiny, and its up on a whole new level higher than Vipre. Comodo Rocks !!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It Works when it works ?"

    November 11, 2013  |   By bobojack

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    Seems to do a Good Job , missed a pup massive infection that Malwarebytes found and removed , Had this since July of 2013 Overall I like it

    Cons

    OH MG ! Received notice that NEW VIPRE Software availible ! did it and computer crashed , supposdly ' AVG Safe toolbar " found ? conflict ?? on chat for two hrs ,no luck ,used AGV forced Uninstall 3X NG ,still showed up at install "contuine anyway " yeah I clicked it and what a mess !!Finally on my own I was able to get the new updated software and BOOM ,IT removed all My emails and email folders ( outlook express ) as well as removed my desktop picture , The New 2014 Vipre ? I won't renew at renew tine ,had to remove my Spybot / Malwareblyes / IOrbit malwalware fighter all of which worked previously - I think Vipre program made not to worK with compeating programs ,had Malwarebytes 7 years ...Let's see what Vipre can do !! If a New SOFTWARE update comes out I WILL NOT UPDATE !! Should only be used on a new computer before you use computer , any system already in use Download at you're own risk !

    Summary

    It depends on the Luck of the Draw so to speak .... OVERATED !

    Updated on Nov 26, 2013

    Problems contuine ,it removes my stuff have to use system restore several times ,it just don't run right , disables start programs , have had to re-install what it makes dissappear /Not worth the 79 bucks going back to AVAST ...

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  • 4.0 stars

    ""Vipre" The only Security I've trusted for 5+ years"

    October 15, 2013  |   By JJstryyker

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    It's had no problems tracking Viruses or Malware that I would encounter from time to time. The program I find to be very dependable and reliable
    from my experiences in the past. I just downloaded the 2014 version of Vipre and hope it is as good as the 2012 and 2014.
    Vipre is the fastest program "in all functions"
    I've ever used. I do recomend Vipre Security..

    JJr. O.C. Ca.

    Cons

    Re Loading from the disk after a few years can be a problem but, Viper's down load site saves you a lot of time and steps. If you have a key# keep it for verification...

    Summary

    Vipre is a good system to have for Your Security needs. I have had a few others before Vipre and there is no comparison.
    I hope this helps you out in making a decision.

    JJr.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Suite was nice, loved at first but Definitely trash"

    August 11, 2013  |   By Maverick_Wolfe

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    I tried this based upon other reviews and a reputable site that had it listed as a number one application, Ease of use and easy to figure out are the only pros here.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING, the entire program is a CON, the software creator is a CON. It in combination with my poor attenuation from my cable provider managed to mess up my Network stack so bad I couldn't even perform a manual reset of the stack and reinstall everything manually to the card interface before it failed less than 24 hours after the first time.

    Summary

    This software absolutely sucks I had to do a system restore to the 7th when I had JUST done a re-format. don't bother even using this piece of junk.

    Updated on Aug 11, 2013

    Not only did vipre screw up my operating system and my network it NEVER restored files I told it to and permanently deleted them, not only did it do that it removed them from my cloud based storage drive as well! STAY AWAY from this software AT ALL COSTS! This software is that bad... I had files I've had for YEARS that were actually clean get permanently deleted and I have no backups or no way of re-downloading some of them. I'd love for vipre to reimburse me for the money I spent on some of those things that I can now not re-download but I doubt that will happen. I am pushing Cnet to remove this program and file from their database and downloads as Vipre IS a Nuiscience ware and not only that it is a SCARE WARE as well... this WILL delete files that you know are alright and will NOT properly restore them. VIPRE in my professional opinion is a Trojan or Malware in itself.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "What's with all the hate"

    July 19, 2013  |   By super14man1

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    Very fast and light only goes to high CPU usage if you want to use their hyper scan to scan in under 2 minutes in quick scan. Web filter blocks almost every bad website.

    Cons

    Firewall is weak

    Summary

    Very good low budget antivirus that doesn't need all the hate it's got

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It's easier to get rid of malware than uninstall Vipre!"

    June 23, 2013  |   By MaryonJeane

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    Works in the background

    Cons

    Misses some malware
    Technical Support can be slow and unhelpful
    Can wipe out valid programs
    Updates other programs behind your back, even when instructed not to do so
    Won't uninstall properly

    Summary

    I've used Vipre Pro for a couple of years, but recently it let in malware. I asked for technical support and, after a delay, got a response containing just a link to a page on their website which basically boiled down to "It's probably the fault of Microsoft or some other program, so contact them". I protested strongly and finally, after a couple of days, got hold of someone who was prepared to help. This was far too late for me as I obviously needed to use the computer (for work, apart from anything else), so by that time I'd uninstalled Vipre (or so I thought...) and installed other protection. However even this hadn't been easy as parts of Vipre were still there and stopping some antivirus trials installing. I tried using a Vipre clean-up program as well, but still no joy. Apart from other problems, I'm being prevented from visiting some (legitimate) websites and, because Vipre isn't installed, I can't whitelist them as I did when it was installed. Every time I try to uninstall Vipre using heavy-duty clean-up programs, I'm informed that Vipre isn't installed...

    Vipre has also, during its life with me, wiped out programs on memory sticks without warning - uninfected and legitimate, if small and idiosyncratic, programs and tools which I needed.

    Cannot recommend.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Protection"

    March 29, 2013  |   By AvinaRepair

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    Quick
    Precise
    Light
    can run simultaneously with malwarebytes

    Cons

    So protective that you will have to allow/approve when other people try to connect to your internet due to the firewall. You only need to do this at first.

    Summary

    Vipre Internet Security has protected me from numerous viruses, malware, and suspicious sites. The only bit of information I would like its users to know is if you purchase a lifetime membership, its only lifetime for as long as your computer is healthy. For example, if your hard drive is corrupted or wiped, you cannot get the lifetime license back and would need to purchase another.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not compatible with Windows 8"

    March 1, 2013  |   By scooter1129

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    Liked it for Win 7

    Cons

    Slows comp a little, Ratted a 4 until I tried it on new windows 8

    Summary

    I cant get the correct drivers for Vipre Internet Security 2012 to work with my new laptop installed with Windows 8. I tried changing the compatibility and still get errors.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Vipre is the best for protecting my computer"

    February 6, 2013  |   By djrs52

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    1. it's fast
    2. the price is right
    3. it stays up with updates
    4. has lots of user options
    5. the staff is always ready to help if needed

    Cons

    There are none

    Summary

    With my internet service I get FREE virus software, but I choose to get the best protection I can. So I us Vipre!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It maybe a great program but..."

    November 24, 2012  |   By pet2301

    Version: Vipre Internet Security 2013 6.0

    Pros

    Download had no problems and warned me to uninstall my previes AV

    Cons

    But then is happened! My PC acted as if it had eaten something wrong and refused to work, wouldn't even tell me what was wrong. Just lay there for dead. Couldn't even uninstall Vipre, no system restore, nothing. After hours of trying the various solutions it slowly started to recover and I could finally have him spit out the Vipre that caused him to be so sick.

    Summary

    Still don't know what caused it all, and won't be able to tell if Vipre is a good AV or not. Wish I knew what happened there. Or else I will have to ask for my money back.

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