VIPRE Antivirus 2013 Review

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The Pros

VIPRE Antivirus protects against viruses and spyware as well as threats from email, instant messaging and removable media.

The Cons

Third-party lab results are good, but they could be better.


VIPRE Antivirus is effective security software for protecting home users.

VIPRE Antivirus does a number of things to keep your hardware protected. The install process is simple and using this software is effective and efficient. Performing a scan is easy with VIPRE Antivirus. It scans your entire machine, along with USB thumb drives if they have been inserted, since removable media is often a source of malware. VIPRE received good test scores from third-party labs, and you'll find helpful tech support available for this antivirus software.

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AV-Test labs most recent tests for VIPRE Antivirus give it a score of 3.5 points out of 6 for preventing infections. VIPRE scored 4.5 points out of 6 for repairing infected PCs, and the antivirus software scored 4 points out of 6 for usability. These scores are respectable, but they could be better.

VIPRE Antivirus conveniently eliminates conflicts with other existing security programs on your hardware during installation. Once this is complete, VIPRE performs a scan to find pre-existing malware and remove any threats. Scans following the initial one are fast and effective. VIPRE also gives you peace of mind as you search the web by providing internet and email security functions. As mentioned, removable media is often a source of hidden threats, and VIPRE does an excellent job of detecting threats on USB drives or other portable devices.

VIPRE Antivirus and the GFI lab at its headquarters employ a daring tactic to discover new threats and protect customers from attack. The lab makes itself vulnerable to all potential zero-day threats in order to know what it's facing. After being bombarded by attacks, the GFI lab sends out updates based on the data acquired from the received threats. It then updates the entire installation base of millions of users with the acquired information. When you're using VIPRE Antivirus, you can be sure you're being protected from everything, old to new.

A subscription to VIPRE will provide you with access to software upgrades, technical support, threat-definition updates and VIPRE security news. VIPRE's technical support teams is responsive and helpful, and available when you need them. Technical support is available from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, and representatives typically respond within hours of initial contact. GFI also provides telephone and live chat support.

VIPRE Antivirus is an efficient and effective program that will effortlessly protect your hardware and your online presence. This software received good third-party test results, and has been proven to guard against malware threats and other attacks. Technical support offerings are excellent, as well, making VIPRE Antivirus a great choice.

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