By whatzup ·
Does anyone use vipre antivirus? If so is it any good? If not why is it no good? Any info on it would be appreciated. I currently use McAfee, but have thought about changing.

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by gechurch In reply to VIPRE

Check out for plenty of people answering this exact question.

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by whatzup In reply to VIPRE

gechurch, thanks for the link I thought it was quite interesting. I have found that with my McAfee that it has missed some stuff too, and like everyone says it is quite expensive. Those were the reasons I was looking into vipre.

I know that there is no 100% way for us to keep are PC's safe, but when I have an anti virus program on my personal PC that I have paid a few bucks for it kind of ticks me off to say the least. And it has happened a few times to me too.

Thanks again, but I would still love to hear from other people and see what they think.

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by robo_dev In reply to gechurch

I have been using Vipre for about the past four or five years on a half-dozen PCs.

Good Points:

- Low processor utilization, even on slow netbooks.
- Overall good detection/prevention rate....Of course you never know what viruses you did NOT ot get, but:

- have had two cases of viruses Vipre missed totally, and one or two cases of spyware missed. Where Vipre blew it, Malware Bytes or the Trend Housecall online tool caught it.

I give it a B+ or A- overall. I have worked a LOT with McAfee and Symantec, and my opinion is it offers comparable protection to either one, but offers better performance than either one.

One support point: On some machines it just seems to work 100% perfectly, flawlessly, no muss, no fuss.

On two of my machines the signature updates work fine, but the version updates totally fail, despite surgically removing the app, reinstalling, etc etc.

Also their 'unlimited' site license is not unlimited, I believe the limit is 10 or 12. I run a lot a virtual Windows machines, and have hit the limit several times.

Is it a good product overall? Yes.

I would rate it better than McAfee or Avast and some of the other free ones like Kaspersky, Panda, etc.

I have had excellent luck, however, with Microsoft Security Essentials, and am on the fence as to whether I may just dump Vipre altogether and run MSE on everything. I have worked on and fixed computers for lots of friends and family members, and with only one exception, have had good luck by simply installing MSE (and of course MSE is baked into Win .

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by prbaugh In reply to VIPRE

I have been using it now for over 3 years. I highly reccomend it over any other product.

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by terryg In reply to VIPRE

I started with there products back in the 1990's with Counter Spy, which I used for many years. We started using Vipre when it came out and loved it. I now have a lifetime subscription to Vipre. I agree I have had some issues with program updates not definition updates. All I had to do to fix the problem is go to their site and download the program and install it and everything was OK. Before doing a new install make sure you write down the serial numbers and do a restore point as you should with all installations.

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by peter In reply to VIPRE

I've been using Vipre Enterprise at several client sites for years, love the easy central management and low resource utilization of the clients. A few virus's have slipped through but with more than 40 workstations being protected I have less than 5 cases a year that I have to deal with. That seems pretty good to me. I might add that almost all cases have been user's allowing stuff to happen despite constant reminders from me to not run stuff from emails they don't recognize.

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Business vs standalone

by artanyis In reply to VIPRE

I have to say that I am not a huge fan of it, from a stand alone perspective. But on several of my clients we use the Business version and even if it isn't the best detection rate, it does pretty well and is very easy to configure and repair if damaged and i have had almost no compatability issues with it, at least with the current version. A couple versions back liked to eat adobe viewer. With several sites using it, easy deployment and management is a key for me. But we use it in conjuction with MBAM and Sonicwall FIrewall/AV.

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