"A combined antivirus and antispyware product."
VIPRE Antivirus is an all-rounder system security utility which is powerful enough to detect and remove various types of viruses, spyware, rootkits, bots, Trojans, and other types of internet security threats. The integration of advanced antivirus and anti-spyware technologies in this utility make it capable of providing total security without slowing down your computer. It ensures a conflict-free installation by removing any potential software threats, protects against internet security issues, scans USB flash device and other removable drives, and even guards against email viruses.
Installation of VIPRE Antivirus is a walk in the park! All you need to do is accept the agreement and leave rest of the work to the installer; however, it will take several minutes for the software to install. Easy Install feature of this software is an advantage which eliminates any potential software threats during the installation process only. In case CounterSpy is already installed on your computer, then you should uninstall it first, since it has now been integrated with VIPRE Antivirus. Operating Systems supporting this software are: Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8.
The interface of this software is very clean, modern and intuitive. The simple layout makes it easy for anyone to use it irrespective of his/her technical experience. ‘Overview’ tab is shown by default in the window with three main details each having its own ‘Setting’ option, the details are – Scan Status, Protection, and Updates. Some other details are also shown including, number of count for the risks detected by VIPRE and Social Watch to scan Facebook. Other tabs at the top right side are meant for further customization of software and these are- Scan, Manage, and Tools. Help icon in the form of a question mark is also displayed above these tabs.
- This built-from-scratch security software integrates advanced antivirus and anti-spyware technologies which makes it perfect for protecting computers without slowing down their performance
- It is not only capable of removing threats like viruses, spyware, rootkits, bot, and Trojans but is also effective in eliminating Internet Security issues, including zero-day attacks (attack that exploits a previously unknown vulnerability in a computer application)
- Advanced anti-rootkit technology detects and defuses the malware that gains unauthorized access of your system and is otherwise very hard to find
- You can configure and perform different types of scans on your computer including Quick Scan (To check risks in common locations), Deep Scan (In-depth scan of all files in computer), and Custom Scan (For specific files, folders or registry keys)
- Apart from scanning your PC, the software is also capable of scanning USB flash drives and other removable drives for threats whenever these are connected to your PC. Moreover, it provides protection against email viruses in Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and any email program using POP3 and SMTP
- There are various ways to manage this antivirus; view History reports for scans, active protection, Email, System, and Social Watch; view all items that are quarantined; view risks allowed by the scanner; and even schedule automated scans of your computer
- Another wonderful tool of VIPRE is ‘Social Watch’ which allows you to scan your Facebook page for malicious links that can cause malware infections in your computer or even expose you to other online threats
- ‘History Cleaner’ is also a very helpful tool which deletes browsing and search histories stored by different applications
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Some of the most reliable and renowned antivirus software that can be used as alternatives for VIPRE are – avast! Free Antivirus, Avira Free Antivirus, AVG Anti-virus, ESET NOD32, and Kaspersky Anti-virus. ESET NOD32 and Kaspersky antivirus are commercial system security software which are commercial and have to be bought, whereas rest of the above mentioned utilities are free.
VIPRE Antivirus is an amazing tool which is effective enough in detecting and removing various types of software threats from not only your computer but from removable drives and Emails as well. It offers some unique features like ‘Easy Install’ and ‘Social Watch’ which are not generally found in other anti-virus software. It definitely deserves a thumb up, so we recommend it to everyone.
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