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    • Editor's Choice: Best Internet Security Software

      VIPRE Box
      Score: 97%
      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:
      • Slow (but easy) installation
      • No parental controls
      WORKS WITH:
      Overall Rank: 1

      VIPRE Internet Security

      As is the case with the basic version of VIPRE Antivirus, VIPRE Internet Security also takes longer than most competitors to install.

      The installer has its benefits though. For one, installation is very easy, taking just four clicks.

      And, during installation it updates itself and does a pre-install virus scan, features a lot of software lacks.

      Next is the interface. At first glance, it may not seem as glitzy as some compeitors.

      It is, however, fast, reliable, and easy to use. It's also great at doing it's job: keeping your PC secure and virus-free. After all, that's really what Internet Security software is all about.
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    Score 97% 93% 90% 88% 85% 85% 83% 78% 74% 67%
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    Real-time AntivirusExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellentVery GoodVery GoodVery Good
    Manual Virus ScanningExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodGoodVery GoodExcellentGoodGoodPoor
    Virus RemovalExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentVery GoodVery GoodExcellentAverageGoodPoor
    USB Virus ScanningExcellentExcellentExcellentAverageExcellentPoorAverageAverageAveragePoor
    Anti-SpywareVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodVery GoodAverage
    InstallationExcellentVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodExcellentGoodAveragePoor
    Resource UsageExcellentExcellentVery GoodGoodExcellentExcellentVery GoodVery GoodGoodAverage
    User InterfaceExcellentExcellentGoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodGoodVery GoodAveragePoor
    Tech SupportExcellentGoodPoorAveragePoorPoorAverageExcellentPoorAverage
    Guarantee Length 30 Days 30 Days 14 Days 30 Days N/A 30 Days 60 Days 30 Days N/A 30 Days
    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 GoodAverageVery GoodVery GoodAveragePoorPoorGoodPoor
    Anti-PhishingGoodExcellentAverageAverageAverageAverageGoodVery GoodVery GoodGood
    Anti-SpamExcellentAverageGoodVery GoodGoodExcellentGoodGoodAverageExcellent
    BackupN/AN/AVery GoodGoodPoorN/AN/AGoodAveragePoor
    Parental ControlsN/AAverageAverageGoodPoorN/AN/AN/APoorAverage

    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?