VIPRE - Generous discount this coming Friday

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by smith2006, Nov 24, 2008.

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  1. smith2006

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  2. tsec

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    Thats a hell of a mark-down :)

    I havent heard of VIPRE before, but the reviews earlier this year of the beta are very positive.

    Thanks for the head-up.
     
  3. vijayind

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    That is tempting o_O
     
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    Does VIPRE subscription start, the day I buy it or only when I activate it ??
     
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    From what I remember the subscription starts when you activate the licence for the first time.
     
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    I purchased a new Antivir Premium license for my laptop this past weekend and my desktop is already covered! :'( :D
     
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    That's a good news. :thumb:
     
  8. Sm3K3R

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    They can even make it freeware, the amount of useless popups about good files(they are recognized as good even by Vipre itself) and the lack of detetion will not make me use it.My computer doesnt crashed like it did few months ago but it consideres any file as a threat:blink: .I used the trial maybe one hour :eek:
    Make it freeware if you have the guts:D
    Nobody will use it.:cool:
     
  9. vijayind

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    Thanks, Qpok :thumb:
     
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    Congratiolations, you just became a candidate for the Understatement of the Year Award. In case of any winnings we will contact you. Thank you for your participation.
     
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    Can some more people comment on this?
     
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    I've had no problems with Vipre. Although its capabilities (namely the detection rates) are still somewhat unknown to me. Like I've commented in the Vipre thread, the only (extensive) review I've found is the one conducted by Virus Bulletin. Luckily an admin from AV-Comparatives commented on reviewing Vipre in the future.
     
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    Maybe this has improved, but when I tried the demo I had a ton of problems and quickly had to remove it.

    With a vastly improved Norton 09 free or close to it after rebates, I see no reason to bother with this program.
     
  14. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    I own it, 3 years of it.

    It's extremely light, and seems very stable.

    A 'very few' amount of fp's I did notice, but this happens with all of them.

    It hasn't really been tested as if yet for detection and removal rates, but as a product, it runs really well.

    Oh, and it works flawlessly on x64.
     
  15. vijayind

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    I have the same thoughts .... Although VIPRE stakes claim of being light, its still a bloat in comparison to Norton 2009. Even in beta and the release, VIPRE was decent but not stellar. Its detection is also not top-notch, yet IMO.

    The only thing I like about this deal, is that I can buy now and activate the subscription later.
     
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    Happy to be Congratiolation'ed
     
  17. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    erm.... no its not. o_O
     
  18. Fly

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    I am tempted ...

    But will I be allowed to pay in USD, or some other currency because I don't live in the USA ?

    There is also one thing lacking: a good firewall. I can't use my current McAfee firewall as a standalone application, and Sunbelt's firewall would cost money. And the Windows XP firewall is just not good enough IMO.

    And there is the lack of good/decent comparative reviews ...
    A company like McAfee has a lot of personell and money to come up with the definitions, malicious scripts etc. How can I know how good Sunbelt is when I normally don't encounter any real malware ?
     
  19. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    the inspector is leading the way, and hes proven himself down the years.

    also, if you never encounter malware, does it matter what you use?

    its all IF's and BUT's i know, :rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe for you. Too bad VIPRE is not included in many comparison test, else we could have had some factual evidence too.

    But in my experience with VIPRE it was slim, but not light. There were lags, esp. when you opened folders with many exe files. Boot time was also a bit longer.
    In comparison, Norton 2009 on my PCs and various performance tests, has shown to be quite light.

    All-in-all VIPRE is not a bad product/start, but Norton 2009 / Avira have just inched the scales a bit higher for everyone.
     
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    I have a license or Vipre. I thought it was light. It didn't slow down my PC. Lots of pop ups that can be annoying to some. It only updated virus definitions once a day, and not on weekends. Maybe that has changed now, but that is the reason I stopped using it.
     
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    if this is the fact, then this deal is realy nice :thumb:
     
  23. qpok

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    I must add that I got my subscription by upgrading a non-activated CounterSpy license to a Vipre license. But I can't see why the procedure would be any different for purchasing the license instead of upgrading.
     
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    Norton Internet Security 2009 is going to be free after all the rebates (including an upgrader rebate) starting tomorrow at Staples.

    I have run NIS for some time, and always wait for a Staples promotion, typically costing me $0 -15 net after rebates, and I have never had a problem with rebates either.

    I am very happy with the much improved 2009 release. Criticize the magazines if you want, but PC Mag's security software tester Neil Rubenking said he was installing it on his own computers.
     
  25. Fly

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    About those rebates (for NIS and others): is it possible to use ANY of them when you live in Europe, outside the USA/Canada ?
     
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