Our Rating Summary: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – 98%
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VIPRE Internet Security 2012 provides superior performance, added features a highly competitive price and doesn’t slow down your system the way some bigger antivirus products do. We tried very hard to come up with a negative for this software. Still trying. Ummmmm….
Review: VIPRE Internet Security 2012
Faster scans, easier to use, better performance. GFI Software’s VIPRE Internet Security 2012 has a great case for saying that it has achieved all three. The Holy Grail of Antivirus performance.
VIPRE Internet Security 2012 requires Windows Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000. It does not appear to cover Windows 95, 98, or ME, Macintosh, or Linux. The 15-day free trial does not remove any functions, so you can experience the Full Monty of Antivirus Goodness.
Installation takes less time than making a cup of herbal tea and no longer requires a reboot. This was one of the big inconveniences with the previous version of VIPRE Premium, but they have now remedied the situation. Nice work.
Look and Feel:
One of the issues with antivirus software is that it is usually designed by people who are pretty intelligent. Intelligent in the black magical ways of computers, that is. When it comes to people and understanding that not all of us know exactly what we’re doing here in cyberspace, well – it’s not their strong suit. However, the folks at GFI Software have actually put some care and attention into the users. Specifically, they have designed it so you can understand what it does and what you can ask it to do. It’s easy to understand and use. This is a big plus.
Four tabs on the top of the interface lead you to Scan, Manage, Tools and Overview. VIPRE Internet Security 2012 scored a 5 Star “Spectacular” rating on the respected review site, Softexia.com.
What’s it Got?
The team at VIPRE don’t hold back do they? There are some really premium features on this program which, despite the bargain level pricing, really give it some punch. It has a secure file eraser if you like to play James Bond, along with a history cleaner that is more powerful than the browser based tool (which doesn’t really do the job it says it does!) along with PC Explorer, which highlights issues about your PC which may affect its performance. Me likey!
Does not slow down your PC
VIPRE was built from scratch with all-new technologies that optimize your PC’s overall performance — even when updating or running a scan. In fact, PCAdvisor wrote the following “One of the main claims GFI makes for GFI VIPRE Internet Security 2012 is that it doesn’t slow a PC down and our file transfer test supported this, taking just 40 secs to copy a 1GB file. This compares well with McAfee, Webroot and Bullguard, tested recently, which each took around 25 percent longer.” Enough said.
Easy to set up and use
Developed with you in mind, VIPRE is easy to install and provides immediate protection against malware threats with minimal notifications.
VIPRE is certified by ICSA Labs, West Coast Labs and AV-TEST and has won multiple VB100 awards for malware detection.
Protect up to 10 PCs
With VIPRE, you choose how many computers you want to protect and for how many years. It’s that easy and affordable.
Free Tech Support
VIPRE support technicians are friendly, knowledgeable and here to help via email, chat or phone — at no additional charge.
100% Money Back Guarantee
If you are not completely satisfied with VIPRE, cancel your subscription within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.
Next-generation anti-malware technology
VIPRE detects and remediates viruses, spyware, rootkits, bots, Trojans and other malware via a single, powerful anti-malware engine.
High-performance PC security
VIPRE utilizes an advanced technology stack to scan large volumes of information quickly, with minimal performance impact.
Advanced anti-rootkit technology
VIPRE finds and disables malicious hidden processes, threats, modules, services, files and alternate data streams (ADS) on user systems.
Real-time monitoring and protection
VIPRE monitors and protects against malware threats including zero-day threats, in real time. It leverages multiple detection methods, including heuristics, behavioral analysis and traditional signature based technologies, to analyze malware.
Antivirus, anti-phishing email security
VIPRE includes comprehensive protection against email viruses and phishing scams, with direct support for Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and any email program that uses POP3 and SMTP.
Remote device scanning
VIPRE includes a remote device scanner that auto-scans removable drives and files for threats.
VIPRE Internet Security features anti-spam technology that protects against spam, phishing and malicious URLs.
The VIPRE Internet Security firewall is auto-configured and easy to use-protecting against inbound and outbound internet traffic quickly. More tech-savvy users can adjust advanced settings to customize the firewall based on their personal preferences.
Should I Buy It?
Well, yes. BUT be sure to use a voucher, coupon, deal site or special event promotion like Black Friday or the Holiday Sale they do every year. Try www.antiviruscouponreviews.com. Then, absolutely go for it. We use it exclusively, and believe me when I say we value our data. It’s how we make a living, and needs to be protected by something pretty vigilant!