VIPRE is a well known antivirus software provider that has operated under ThreatTrack Security in the past. The software has origins that back to 1994, and has received plenty of recognition. In 2017, VIPRE was named one of six “top-rated products” by AV-Comparatives, Virus Bulletin as well as AV-Test. They have been featured in PC World Magazine.
- Clean, easy to grasp dashboard with security details
- Scan your computer while watching video or playing games without sacrificing performance or much lag
- Potential phishing emails are isolated in separate folder to read later without risk of being exposed to a virus
- No password manager for added password security
- No system vulnerability scan, but isn’t a gigantic deal since VIPRE still catches approximately 99 percent of malware in test scans
VIPRE Protects You From…
VIPRE displays a warning every time one attempts to visit a website that may have potential dangers. It is a great, easy to understand system for avoiding sites that could harm your computer or device.
The antivirus software also features an impressive personal firewall that keeps track on data coming in through your internet connection as well as provides additional email protection, since spam messages with viruses are a common form of cyber attack these days.
The antivirus program also utilizes an anti-phishing tool. The anti-phishing measures prevent schemes that intended to trick computer users into providing personal information, such as a credit card or bank account. VIPRE not only alerts to potential threats but also quarantines phishing emails so you can read them in the quarantine folder without risking a virus. It’s a subtle, yet terrific little feature.
With VIPRE Edge Protection, users receive a tool that monitors malicious websites as well as virus downloads without having to enable a browser extension. Instead, the extensions for Firefox and Chrome browsers is enabled via the VIPRE dashboard.
It is a good idea to invest in VIPRE Advanced Security for home computers or devices (more information, below) because any viruses or phishing that is flagged, is permanently deleted without any trace left behind on the device.
Got social media? VIPRE actually scans social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, too. This is an especially good feature for the Facebook timeline where others may have accidentally or intentionally posted a malicious link.
Devices/Operating Systems VIPRE Supports
VIPRE is operational on personal computers as well as Android devices that run on Android 4.4 or higher. It is required that any electronic device you wish to use VIPRE on has at least 1 GB of RAM and 1 GB of hard drive space. It operates on Windows 7, 8 and 10.
The antivirus platform works on Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Installation & Performance
VIPRE provides an extremely easy to use setup management and installation process. Like any good software, it walks you step by step through the installation in just a few clicks.
VIPRE also performs well when scanning even if you are playing games, watching videos or downloading other content while running a security check. There was a small amount of lag, but that is to be expected. Overall, computers still perform at normal operating speeds for the most part, with perhaps Bitdefender being the only antivirus software that runs more efficiently.
VIPRE has a U.S. based technical support team as well as a number of resources to assist with the installation or any performance issues that may arise after you purchase the product. You may contact them via phone or open a support ticket. It is also possible to report a new threat by visiting VIPRE’s support page.
VIPRE retails antivirus software for both home and business protection. The home protection plan starts at $38 for one user and the Business plan starts at $150 for five users/devices. It is also possible to upgrade to Advanced security for home (only $6 more) and several business upgrades exist.
VIPRE also features endpoint security for a business cloud and server. Email security for business packages is also available for cloud or server.
VIPRE is one of the best antivirus software platforms around. The advanced security scans everything from malware and ransomware, email viruses and phishing attempts. It is also reasonably priced for an individual, home computer or for five different business devices. The value is hard to beat from a price stand point, not to mention the number of features and tools you get for that price.