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#1 User is offline   howardpatrick 

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:28 PM

Hi all.I have been using Vipre Internet Security for years. But I never read any NEW updated reviews about Vipre. Vipre used to be called CounterSpy which had excellent reviews. I was thinking of switching over to Bit Defender Internet Security which has many excellent reviews. Can any one, who knows what they are talking about, please give me some advice on this? Thank you
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:50 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials is a great program, followed by Avast. Both are free. I use MSE on both of my machines.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:37 AM

Hi Howard :

I will admit I have admired VIPRE management for years and
less so the people at Bit Defender . However, I do NOT
recommend security "Suites", but favor the "layered"
Approach to security, using the best FREE product in each
malware-fighting "category". Therefore, I have been using
Avast Antivirus Home Edition, the FREE versions of
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, "SUPERAntiSpyware", and
SpywareBlaster from javacoolsoftware.com plus a software
firewall as my main security for several years .
I got the Vipre Newsletter for many years, but recently
unsubscribed within the last 6 months when I decided I
would never pay for a security "suite" . The best source I
know for INDEPENDENT "News" on security suites would be at
www.av-comparatives.org . That site does offer "Corporate
Reviews", but since VIPRE is not one of the vendors tested
there, I do not know IF there is one on them . One of the
last newsletters I got from Vipre said they were going to
start submitting their product for testing from such
Independent Reviewers such as av-comparatives.org . Perhaps
they submitted to AV-Test !?
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:39 PM

You may want to read this review:

http://the-freeantiv...-vs-bitdefender

I've used the trial versions of both, and the article basically agrees with my findings. I shop at Newegg for most of my software/hardware, & get promos daily. Compared to many, BitDefender is practically given away. Last week, it was only $9.99 for 1 year, 1PC. That's cheap.

And I can verify that BitDefender is a CPU hog, before the trial period ended, it was removed. Vipre wasn't bad, I just expected more for the money. For $10 less than what Vipre charges for their AV ($39.95/year), I found on Newegg a 3 user pack of ESET NOD32 AV 4 ($29.95). That's right, 3 PC's for $10 less than the price of one.

However, after further researching, I found that BitDefender is now on AV-Comparatives list, Vipre (Sunbelt) isn't on the list at all. In general, it's considered to be an honor to be in the top two tiers of their list. BitDefender made the top honors on at least one part of the test.

http://www.av-compar...tro_nov2011.pdf

Here's their position in December, 2010.

http://www.av-compar...tro_nov2011.pdf

It will take some studying over this, but I feel that AV-Comparatives is a good place to start. And beginning in Dec 2010, they started using Win 7 (now SP1)for their testing, prior to this, they were using XP Pro SP3. Remember, it even states in these reviews to do your own testing (most major AV/IS suites offers at least a 30 day trial). This is only a starting point.

And when you buy, check at Newegg (or Amazon) first. You can get substantial discounts over buying direct from the brand's home, in many cases.

Best of Luck,
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

I Have Used Vipre antivirus for about 18 months now , was working fine till the 2012 version came out,
then it went screwey, so i tried norton 2012 antivrus and after 2 days it wouldnt let me into my
yahoo mail , so i deleted it and now i am useing panda cloud which is a freebie, have had no
problems since , have any out there had a problem with norton ?? PS i have heard from a person
that had yahoo and had the same problem with norton , ty karcat
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:58 AM

View Posthowardpatrick, on 21 November 2011 - 04:28 PM, said:

Hi all.I have been using Vipre Internet Security for years. But I never read any NEW updated reviews about Vipre. Vipre used to be called CounterSpy which had excellent reviews. I was thinking of switching over to Bit Defender Internet Security which has many excellent reviews. Can any one, who knows what they are talking about, please give me some advice on this? Thank you


If you are going to pay for AV, Eset Nod32 is top-notch protection that's easy to use and is lightweight

If you want free, Microsoft Security Essentials is the way to go.
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