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Vipre AntiVirus + AntiSpyware

Platform : Windows Vista, Windows XP
3.9 out of 5 stars 240 customer reviews

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  • All-new technology with a unique antivirus and antispyware engine
  • Keeps notification pop-ups and warnings to a minimum
  • Home Site License for all the computers in your house
  • High-performance, next-generation antivirus + antispyware technology
  • Won't slow down your PC
  • Won¿t slow down your PC

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Product Description

Product Description

High-performance antivirus + antispyware that doesn't slow down your PC! User surveys show the biggest frustration with existing antivirus solutions is bloat and high resource usage. VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware runs seamlessly without significantly impairing your PCs performance and is designed for an improved user experience, keeping notification pop-ups and warnings to a minimum. The Home Site License covers every computer in your house! VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware is fast and light on system resources, with everything you need and nothing you don¿t! VIPRE is designed to be a high-performance product, without compromising on detection and cleaning of viruses, trojans, worms, and spyware.

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VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware is rated one of the best antivirus programs available. VIPRE is high performance security software that doesn't slow your computer down like older, traditional antivirus products that have been around for years. VIPRE combines antivirus, antispyware, anti-rootkit and other security technologies into a seamless, tightly-integrated security solution. VIPRE delivers comprehensive protection against today's highly complex spyware, viruses, and blended malware threats.

VIPRE home page that includes status of you protection and the threat level of the Internet. Click to enlarge.

Shows the progress of a scan and anything that may have been found while scanning. Click to enlarge.

The different items that can be managed are here (e.g. quarantine, known good, known bad and schedule scans). Click to enlarge.

This settings page is for setting up Active Protection and how you interact with it. Click to enlarge.

Finally--Security No Longer Slows Down Your PC

Sunbelt realizes that as a PC user, you face very real threats of virus infections, spyware and malware that can steal your personal, sensitive, and financial data. Rootkits and other malicious files can also compromise the security and privacy of your computer. That's why Sunbelt is excited to introduce VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware as your PC security product of choice for today's threats. VIPRE features a new technology in PC Security, VIPRE is the antivirus program of the future.

Unlike older antivirus program, such as Norton or McAfee, that have bolted on antispyware or antivirus modules to their existing software, VIPRE is designed to optimize overall performance by melding antivirus and antispyware together into one, single, powerful tool. This combination of technologies gives you high performance software that doesn't slow down your PC, is low on system resources, and makes it easy for you to protect your PC from the bad guys.

With its next-generation technology, VIPRE means powerful protection against today's highly complex malware threats. No more sluggish PCs, system slowness, and resource headaches of older antivirus programs!

VIPRE is in a league of its own when it comes to antivirus software; VIPRE is clearly one of the best antivirus program available today.

VIPRE is the Future of Antivirus Programs

High performance threat protection with low impact to system resources
User surveys show the biggest frustration with existing antivirus programs is bloat and high resource usage. VIPRE Antivirus runs seamlessly without significantly impairing system performance and is designed for an unobtrusive user experience, keeping notification pop-ups and warnings to a minimum.

All-new technology delivers a unique antivirus and antispyware engine
At VIPRE's core is an antivirus and antispyware engine that merges the detection of all types of malware into a single efficient and powerful system. The new technology was developed exclusively by Sunbelt, without building on older generation antivirus engines. VIPRE uses next-generation technologies making it the future of antivirus programs!

Advanced anti-rootkit technology
VIPRE's all-new anti-rootkit technology finds and disables malicious hidden processes, threats, modules, services, files, Alternate Data Streams (ADS), or registry keys on a user's system.

VIPRE is Checkmark Anti-Virus Desktop certified by West Coast Labs and will receive additional certifications through other certifying bodies in the coming months.

Removing rootkits is supplemented by VIPRE's FirstScan which runs at the system's boot time. FirstScan bypasses the Windows operating system, to directly scan certain locations of the hard drive for malware, removing infections where found.

Real-time monitoring with Active Protection
VIPRE's Active Protection delivers real time monitoring and protection against known and unknown malware threats. Active Protection works inside the Windows kernel (the core of the operating system), watching for malware and stopping it before it has a chance to execute on a user's system.

Active Protection incorporates three methods to protect the user:

  • Signature matching, comparing a file for an exact match against VIPRE's definition database
  • Heuristic analysis, which looks at the internal characteristics of a file to determine the likelihood that it is malware;
  • Behavioral analysis, observing the actual actions of a program to determine if it is possibly malware.

Full protection against email-borne threats
VIPRE Antivirus includes comprehensive protection against email viruses, with direct support for Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Mail; and support for any email program that uses POP3 and SMTP (Thunderbird, IncrediMail, Eudora, etc.).

Why VIPRE?

It's fast and light on system resources, with everything you need and nothing you don't! VIPRE is designed to be a high-performance product, without compromising on detection and cleaning of viruses, trojans, worms, and spyware.

With VIPRE you get:

  • High-performance technology that won't slow down your PC.
  • An easy-to-use interface that gets you up and running in a matter of minutes.
  • Low memory usage and more efficient scanning intelligence than other products on the market today.
  • Unlimited "home site license" for all the PCs in your home.

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0026PEP5S
  • Item model number: 81032
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 24, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 240 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,899 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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By Trish Jeffries VINE VOICE on July 17, 2009
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When I first installed Vipre, I was very impressed. It installed smoothly and ran with low memory. It did an excellent job with automatic updates and scans.

About a week after I installed it, Vipre prompted me that it had found a deep threat virus and needed me to reboot in order to completely clean the computer. I followed the instructions and could not get the system to reboot. I kept getitng the "blue screen of death."

I went through several diaganostics, bios checks, etc. Bottom line was that I could access the hard drive and it's files (and was able to rescue them), but I could not get it to boot to Windows. Even when I reordered the BIOS to boot from the CD ROM (to use the Windows XP Install disk), it gave me a "Windows cannot locate a hard drive."

I called Vipre (Sunbelt) and spoke with a very nice technician who told me that this is a "known problem" and that Vipre sometimes attacks a system file that is valid but acting in an abnormal way. He sent me some file links that would/should help in getting the hard drive and CPU to communicate.

I then spoke with the Geek Squad (since I couldn't even get on email at that point) and had several diagnostics run. Bottom line - I had to replace the hard drive.

I have since spoke with Sunbelt and the same technician who originally helped me. He was very nice, but explained that they do not reimburse for damage caused by their software. This did not make me happy as I have now spent $300 to replace the hard drive, not to mention the time wasted on a large consulting project I was working on as it took about a week to get it all worked out.
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I used to think this was a great company and anti-virus software. Recently company got swallowed up by bigger company and they said all would be the same. And then the big change came, the eliminated what was great support for Vipre and merged it with GFI who bought Vipre. Now support really is difficult and painful. I have called and have over 20 emails to them without resolution on issues on two computers. They keep saying to run their diagnostics and send to them. There own computers reject the attachment of their own diagnostic file saying its too big. They keep asking me to resend and round and round we go. I am getting over 100 scan erros on both a desktop and laptop and when found a virus a few ago its own clean action said cancelled. No explanation from them on why the cancllation and so far no resolution on scan errors.

I must say I loved the company before the buy out. A shame so many companies support goes down hill and with virus software its critical for my business.
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By Cobe on January 21, 2010
I spent years using McAfee, Norton or Avast antivirus. All of them slowed my computer down and literally behaved like they **owned** my computer. Never did these programs seem to do much for my computer either. Even though I always had antivirus protection, I knew there was something very wrong with one of my computers, something the aforementioned antiviruses could not detect. I came on Amazon, read the reviews on VIPRE and I decided to get the 15 day trial. The software is easy to install, very user friendly. Unlike other antivirus programs that kept me guessing on what to do or what was going on, the instructions provided by VIPRE are clear and to the point. The first scan detected and removed 5 serious risks, two of them Trojans. On the first 3 days, VIPRE removed a total of 100 risks and blocked 2 of them. My computer started working normally and running much faster so, on my third day into the 15 day trial, I decided to buy VIPRE and am very glad I did. What a relief!
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Vipre Antivirus 2012 is a disaster for many users, slowing down the computer or even freezing it, and disabling network connections. I reverted to the 4.x version, which had been no problem. However, with the most recent definitions updates this has also become problematic, slowing the computer and disabling network connections upon awakening from the sleep mode. Until GFI software people get around to developing a trouble free and effective program, as it was in the past, you might want to choose another option for virus protection. There are certainly a variety of options available, including prize-winning freeware.
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Terrible protection, picked up a virus that caused catastrophic issues on my computer when I was reasearching fanasty football sites no P0rn). What a nightmare to deal with, this AV program didn't give any alarms or warnings, just let my computer get infected so I had to do a complete reformat/ install. 0 out of 10 on pretection, 10 out of 10 on customer service. It is kind of pointless when you have a program that is ineffective.......
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Vipre Antivirus software works fine after installation. But down the road, after they come up with an improvement, they have their software load a pop up right on top of your work on your screen which says, Proudly, we have a new improved version, if you want to buy it, click here. If you want us to remind you to buy it tomorrow, click here. An hour later, you get the same pop up and there is NO way to shut it down beyond removing their software from your machine.

They do not include a NO THANKS button, so in effect, they are blackmailing you to purchase their latest version in order for you to put an end to their pop ups. So if the virus software IS THE VIRUS, what's the point.

Extremely pissed off............Ross Tessien, user of Vipre for the past two years and can't wait to get rid of it.

PS....After reading other 1 star reviews, my laptop has also been a slug, bogs down, locks up and I have to reboot. Either virus' got through, or again, Vipre is the culprit. I have XP ThinkPad btw. After sleep mode, it often runs sluggish.
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