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Vipre Antivirus and Antispyware

Friday, July 17, 2009

Traditional antivirus engines have been slow to adapt to emerging threats, especially the blending of antispyware threats with antivirus threats. To bridge the best of traditional antivirus with new cutting-edge thinking, Sunbelt Software hired veteran antivirus expert in order to help in the design of a "hybrid" antivirus antispyware engine. While other standalone antispyware vendors merely added antivirus to their existing offering, Sunbelt Software created an entirely new product, Vipre.


Vipre combines antivirus and antispyware in one engine through a fast and light application that also includes a worthy set of security tools; offers secure deletion of files and browsing history; exposes hidden processes running on your computer. However Vipre does not yet include firewall protection, but this is not a problem for some users like me that already use one.


According to some antivirus reviews, Vipre interface is one of the cleanest seen on any antivirus product. It's intuitive and easy to use.
In my initial impressions it seems to be really very good and an exception to new antivirus products, which usually suffer through a few years of instable code.


Installation

If you want to try it, there is a 15-day, fully functional, free trial available. Vipre requires Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista; it is not compatible with Windows 95, 98, or ME, Macintosh, or Linux. The installation takes a few minutes and do not require a reboot.
In case you want to remove it, after uninstall it, reboot the PC and you will find no traces of Vipre in our system registry or file directory.


Performance

Vipre scored well in several antivirus reviews. Acording to some reviews, when scanning a single folder with multiple files and in boot speed, Vipre came in first.


Support

Sunbelt Software provides a wealth of support options. Within the contextual Help files--when you are on the Tools page, Help opens to the sections on tools. There is also a list of online help URLs, e-mail help addresses, and a toll-free telephone support available on every Help page, so that if you still can't find the answer, you are welcome to try other areas of support. You can even send feedback on the Help file itself. Unfortunately, telephone support is only available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, so if you have a critical problem on the weekend, you'll have to send an e-mail.


Summary

Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware is a worthy addition to a crowded antivirus field and is straightforward, easy, and effective. Vipre has complete protection and is packaged in an efficient software. With Vipre Antivirus + Antispyware, you get thorough security without sacrificing PC resources.


Link to the official Antivirus Software website.

1 comments:


Jean-Carl said...

I have bought new PC with Norton antivirus 2009, but i realise that Norton is slowing down my PC because it is really very Heavy. Therefore i'm looking for an alternative and maybe Vipre is the right one.