Vipre Antivirus Review

VIPRE’s security competence dates back to its own anti-spyware roots as Sunbelt Software in 1994, even though it doesn’t have the same profile as the big-name antivirus rivals. This company’s current product line starts with VIPRE Antivirus Plus for Windows, which is effectively simply an antivirus with the ‘Plus’ in the title.

The VIPRE Advanced Security includes a firewall, spam blocker, and automatic browser and program upgrades. VIPRE Ultimate Security, its top-of-the-line package, adds a VPN to the mix. This VPN isn’t like the bandwidth-limited versions offered by competitors like Avast — it allows you to use as much data as you like. It also includes webcam and mic security, anti-tracking, and document monitoring, as well as a dark web detector that watches the internet and alerts you if your information is exposed to a security flaw.

  • All-round virus protection – Blocks all types of threats, whether it be malware, spyware, ransomware
  • Real-time scans – Vipre scans for malicious files in the background in real-time
  • Cloud-enabled – Latest security measures are downloaded directly from the cloud
  • Dark web monitoring – Get notified about potential data theft and leaks in the dark web
  • Unlimited VPN – Browse privately without limits with the Ultimate Security Bundle

Lab Test Score

Vipre is tested by 2 of the 4 trustworthy laboratories we check and receives high marks from both. Vipre received the highest average score of 18 points in the latest AV-Test Institute study. Nine other packages, including Avast, Mcafee, and Trend Micro Internet Security, also performed well.

If a product passes the Minimum requirement, it is certified by AV-Comparatives, and if it passes the Advanced or Advanced+ level, it is certified by This. Vipre got Advanced+ accreditation in two of the three examinations we looked at. The next level would have been Advanced, but false positives pushed it back to Standard. Bitdefender, G Data, Kaspersky, and 3 additional security products scored Advanced+ in all three of this lab’s recent studies. Vipre’s overall lab rating of 9.5 is impressive, yet some have scored higher.

Vipre ran a thorough scan on a normal clean test system in 1 hour and a half, which is significantly longer than the current estimate. We recommend enabling RapidScan for the weekly complete scan and daily fast scan. Its RapidScan technology, which allows it to do scans on demand, allowed it to complete the following scan in 18 minutes.

Vipre scored 97 percent when tested against a sample of current malware-hosting URLs, which is respectable but not quite up to its prior 100 percent score.



The headline pricing is enticing because of the good introductory reductions, but the renewal costs appear to be affordable as well. VIPRE Antivirus Plus, for example, costs $10 for a one-device, one-year license and $35 on renewal; Avira Antivirus Plus, on the other hand, is more powerful but also somewhat more costly, costing $15 initially and $40 on renewal.

VIPRE Advanced Security is a similar tale, with a cheap first-year price of $20 for a single device and a renewal price of $55. If you buy more devices and prolong your membership, you may save a lot of money. For example, a 10-device, 4-year Advanced Security license costs $399.99, or $10 per device each year.

Antivirus Plus
$14.99 annually
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Advanced Security
$23.99 annually
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Ultimate Security
$39.99 annually
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VIPRE Ultimate Security, which costs $40 for the first year and $140 for renewal, covers up to five devices. If you’re searching for a VPN, it’ll almost certainly set you back more than $40, making Ultimate appear to be an extraordinarily fantastic value.

With VIPRE Antivirus Plus and Advanced Security’s 30-day free trials, you can try it out with no credit card required. Simply provide your mail address to get started.


The interface is very simple and straightforward. Just move your mouse cursor over the dashboard Scan button, a dropdown menu of options appears with Quick being quick enough for most jobs or Full if you want more thorough scanning (although this will take longer). You can also choose Custom which allows complete control over what gets scanned – perfect when adjusting settings like search level.

The right-click menu has many different options that can help you with scanning. You’ll be able to scan files and folders as well, but if there is already a scheduled task happening then it will ask whether or not want to cancel the current one in order for them both to finish at their own pace, the engine doesn’t allow multiples streams which means only 1 item could potentially use up resources during any given time.

VIPRE’s interface is sensible and easy to use. After the last scan was completed, a status line told us that it had been 12 hours since then with other apps I would have needed logs from before in order for my self-reminder on what was found during these scans but here all you need are links which open up previous reports when clicked so there isn’t really any hassle at all getting reminded about anything.

While the absence of extras is one reason for this simplicity, it also means that all features are intuitive and easy to use. The only extra button we noticed was a Secure File Eraser which can be enabled when needed.

For those who want a more thorough antivirus experience, VIPRE Antiviruses Plus has everything you need. It includes on-demand and real-time malware protection as well URL filtering so that users can avoid malicious links altogether.


Vipre’s firewall provides a full range of features, but many are turned off by default. If you want to protect your system from High Priority intrusions and other threats (not just Low), click Manage then Firewall, you’ll have access to Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) or Process Protection depending on what suits best for how much protection is needed in each situation.

There are many benefits to using a firewall, but it is important for people who want an easy solution without any fuss or maintenance. If you’re looking just to get something up and running as quickly as possible then there are other options available that may suit your needs better than this one does.

Spam Filter

VIPRE’s spam filter is a great way to keep your inbox clean from pesky advertising messages. The POP3 and SMTP traffic will be scanned for junk mail, so you can enjoy reading emails without having that annoying pop-up or banner on top of them! It also has added support in Outlook which should work with any other local email client out there.

The lack of settings is a bit concerning. There’s no way to tell whether or not the security suite has any interference with its functionality, and it doesn’t seem like there would be anything obvious that could go wrong in general if we were using this product for our computer system maintenance needs, there are no interface and SSL connections are not supported (VIPRE website tells us these will ’cause mail flow’ to stop). – especially since they’re so basic.

Junk mail is something that we all have to deal with. You can try blocking it or going through the process of changing your email address, but if you want an easy way out then VIPRE’s filter might be for you! It detected 75% of our test junk emails which suggests its value in some form – though most quality spam filters block 90%.

Internet Shield

Internet Shield is a simple VPN that doesn’t offer the most innovative features, but it’s more than enough for most users. The company leases over 80+ locations across 50 countries and has been around since 2014 which means they have plenty of experience in this industry.

Internet Shield doesn’t have any other speedy custom protocols, but there is OpenVPN and IKEv2 (on Windows). You can use the service on up to 5 or 10 devices depending upon your license type- this includes both free accounts as well as paid ones.

WLVPN, a white label VPN provider utilized by firms like Namecheap to offer a branded VPN, powers Internet Shield. According to past assessments, WLVPN delivers a respectable mid-range solution, not the greatest, but enough for the majority of customers.

If you tap Connect on the first screen, it will link you to the closest server, for example, or you may pick another location from the list. Because there is no favorites system, you must discover your chosen places each time; however, a search box may help, and server load data might assist you in making the best option.

Privacy Shield

For example, the Login Credentials utility analyzes your browsers for cached passwords. Even if you’re currently using a password manager, it’s probable that you’ve saved some old credentials in a browser someplace. When you do, Privacy Shield will detect them, show them to you, and allow you to remove each one.

The Browser Tracks box shows you the specifics of your Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Internet Explorer browsing history and lets you delete them. In fact, anyone could do it from every browser separately, but it’s much easier from a single interface.

The Documents function searches Office, text, PDF, as well as other files, examines them, and alerts you to those that it suspects contain sensitive data. You may then inspect the file and, if it appears to be secret, move it to a secured repository.

  • 30-day free trial
  • Ad blocking
  • Spam filter
  • Cheap
  • Customizable Firewall
  • High demand CPU usage
  • No apps for iOS

Customer Service

VIPRE technical experts are available to help you with any of your needs. You can contact them by email or use the support tools on their website, also, you will find information in existing articles on resources for support submissions as well as messages left publically online within forum sections of this site where users gather together seeking advice from others who may know more than one person suffering similar conditions. But keep in mind that it might take 24 hours before someone responds.

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