VIPRE

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by max2, Nov 25, 2011.

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  1. max2

    max2 Registered Member

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    Is this virus scanner or full security suite any good please? I always liked that it was supposedly to use so little resources but does it still have a great detection rate ?

    I was thinking of getting the lifetime one but only if I really need a virus scanner or the full security suite when using Sandboxie.
     
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    You would need to try it out for a few days and see what you think. Suites and scanners work differently on different computers. Personally I always felt like Sunbelt products were in a perpetual beta mode as they always have some bug or another that takes forever to address. I kinda doubt GFI has done anything to remedy that issue. Some people like the program though.
     
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    Thank you. I like it because of the low resource usage and the lifetime liceases they offer. Hate that most virus scanners, ala, Bitdefender, only offer yearly protection licenses. I prefer my software to last forever.

    I know Bitdefender is the best but after the year is up then it is full price unless they have the deal again which no one knows for sure. I bet it uses a lot more resources too. Than again maybe I am wrong. Sorry for going all off topic.

    My point is why do not all virus scanners have a lifetime license ?
     
  4. enemyofarsenic

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    Vipre is "pc lifetime" not lifetime as in forever. If your pc goes down, your license is gone. I think you're allowed 1 reactivation of the license after a reinstall on the same pc.
     
  5. max2

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    Thanks for pointing that out. Not sure how I missed that.
     
  6. Osaban

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    I'm using Vipre antivirus on two XP machines, and it works perfectly with Sandboxie (Avira for example doesn't install with Sandboxie on my Vista machine)). I also think that with Sandboxie it is not really necessary to have the whole Vipre suite.

    As for its effectiveness it has good detection results here:
    http://malwareresearchgroup.com/malware-tests/flash-test-results/

    You say Bitdefender is the best... There are many good antivirus applications which all have positive and negative aspects in relation to user's activity and specific machines.
     
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    Wasn't your point VIPRE's effectiveness?
    Well, I used to support it almost like a fanboy, but after they switched management, I don't think VIPRE will get any better. It's detection rate is very high, and their MX-V technology (heuristics) is also very effective against zero day. It does have a small system impact, even the FW version. It's a simple AV, they removed a bunch of extras that used to make it more tweakable.
    So, VIPRE will deliver high protection with low system impact, but it's not recommended if you are looking for a tweakeable and more granular configurable solution.
     
  8. sg09

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    I second you.
    @max2: But I still use it in one of my XP x64 machine. Its working fine here. You might have a look in this thread.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1978690
    This free antivirus uses Vipre engine. Try out its system impact on your system.
     
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