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    • Editor's Choice: Best Internet Security Software

      VIPRE Box
      Score: 96%
      Orig Price: $49.99
      w/Discount: $39.99
      (instant download)
      PROS:
      • Best overall protection
      • Best technical support
      • Easy to Use
      • Free virus removal
      • Doesn't slow down PC
      CONS:
      • Basic user interface
      • No parental controls
      WORKS WITH:
      Overall Rank: 1

      VIPRE Internet Security 2015

      For maximum protection, VIPRE Internet Security wins our "Editor's Choice Award" again this year—despite a few minor drawbacks.

      Its got full antivirus protection plus a stellar firewall, email scanning, history cleaner, and more. The user interface is a little cramped in places, but more modern looking than last year.

      The bottom line:
      1. It scored 100% in our firewall tests.
      2. It blocked and cleaned up to 97% of all viruses and malware tested against it.
      3. It has the best customer support we've seen in the industry.
      4. The price tag is affordable for anyone.

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    Score 96% 94% 88% 87% 84% 82% 79% 78% 69% 69%
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    Real-time AntivirusExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery Good
    Manual Virus ScanningExcellentGoodExcellentVery GoodExcellentGoodVery GoodExcellentPoorGood
    Virus RemovalExcellentVery GoodExcellentExcellentExcellentAverageVery GoodVery GoodPoorGood
    USB Virus ScanningExcellentExcellentAverageAverageExcellentAveragePoorExcellentPoorAverage
    Anti-SpywareVery GoodExcellentGoodGoodVery GoodGoodGoodVery GoodAverageVery Good
    InstallationExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellentGoodVery GoodVery GoodPoorAverage
    Resource UsageVery GoodVery GoodGoodExcellentGoodVery GoodGoodGoodAverageAverage
    User InterfaceGoodVery GoodExcellentVery GoodAveragePoorVery GoodAveragePoorAverage
    Tech SupportExcellentExcellentAverageAveragePoorAveragePoorAverageAveragePoor
    Guarantee Length 30 Days 30 Days 60 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 14 Days 30 Days N/A
    Works with... Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP
    Windows 8
    Windows 7
    Vista
    XP

    Internet Security Suite Features

    These features are unavailable in basic antivirus software.
    FirewallExcellentVery GoodPoorVery GoodVery GoodPoorAverageAveragePoorN/A
    Anti-PhishingGoodVery GoodGoodAverageGoodVery GoodAverageAverageGoodVery Good
    Anti-SpamN/AVery GoodN/AVery GoodAverageGoodExcellentGoodExcellentAverage
    BackupN/APoorN/AN/AN/AGoodN/AVery GoodN/AAverage
    Parental ControlsN/AGoodN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/APoor

    Explanation of Features

    • Real-time Antivirus: Continuously scans and monitors your PC for virus activity. This is the most important thing to consider in your antivirus software comparison.
    • Manual Virus Scanning: Manual virus scans detect and remove viruses that may have secretly infected your PC.
    • Virus Removal: How well does software remove viruses it detects? Here's one area where comparison shows big differences in performance.
    • USB Virus Scanning: Measures effectiveness and ability to automatically scan USB img.ces like USB keychain/thumb drives for viruses.
    • Anti-Spyware: Spyware and adware aren't just annoying, they can slow your PC down. Some spyware is even worse and can steal your data, your identity, and more.
    • Installation: Antivirus software should install quickly, easily, and without fuss. Installation should be easy even for a novice.
    • Resource Usage: Protecting a PC is important. Doing it while taking as little CPU and memory is just as important.
    • User Interface: Is the software easy to use? Do the settings make sense? Is the software well organized? How well does the software compare?
    • Tech Support: No one wants to call tech support. Ever. If you do need to contact support, are they helpful, responsive, and accountable?