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2015 Antivirus Software Reviews

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    VIPRE Antivirus 2015 Box
    Score: 95%
    Orig Price: $39.99
    w/Discount: $29.99

    VIPRE Antivirus 2015

    Overall Score: 95%
    The Case for VIPRE
    • In business 23 years (1992)
    • Excellent realtime protection
    • Low resource usage
    • Best technical support
    • 30-day money back guarantee
    2014 Editor's Choice Award

    by Kevin R. Smith, Co-Editor
    With its all-new interface this year, VIPRE Antivirus 2015 has improved one of the few things we didn't care for in previous versions: the interface.

    As with prior versions both the technology and the tech support behind VIPRE continue to outperform the competition in the demanding hands-on tests we conduct in our labs.

    Thus, defending champion VIPRE retains its title for the fourth straight year, again receiving our "Editors' Choice Award."

    To get this award, we test malware scanning, real-time protection, and virus removal, all of which showed continued improvements in overall protection and detection capabilities.

    Another plus is their 100% free technical phone support. If you get (or even if you already have) a virus, VIPRE's U.S.-based tech support will help you get rid of it for free. No hidden charges. No exceptions.

    We're glad to see a company stand behind their product like this; we wish more companies did.

    As for the new design, it's good looking and easy to use, though it can be a bit cramped in some parts. All-in-all though these really are pretty minor things, and they don't affect the software's overall performance.
    Virus & Spyware Protection: 96%
    It's becoming increasing difficult for antivirus software to fight off the bad guys. There's so much nasty stuff out there already and new exploits daily, that it's a serious challenge to keep up. VIPRE Antivirus still does an excellent job at removing deeply embedded threats, along with fighting brand new (zero day) threats.

    98% of the test samples we used, including tests against new, unknown viruses, were accurately detected and blocked. When we tested it against viruses that were already present on our test PCs, it successfully identified 100% of the thousands of viruses we tested, though removal of a small handful required multiple reboots to solve.

    Impressive stats by any measure, especially considering most competitors weren't able to match it in either regard.

    Our results lined up with what other independent test labs reported, including:
    • VB Bulletin
    • WestCoast Labs
    • Malware Research Group
    • AV-Test
    • ICSA
    • AV-Comparatives
    Resource Usage: 94%
    VIPRE Antivirus 2015
    VIPRE Box
    Score: 95%
    Orig Price: $39.99
    w/Discount: $29.99
    Despite the new interface and significant under-the-hood revisions, VIPRE is still very light on its feet. Our tests showed VIPRE to use nearly 0% CPU in normal day-to-day use of our test PCs. In these tests, we use the test PCs as we do in real life, emailing, web surfing, and using Microsoft Office and other desktop software.

    Its memory use is also quite low, with VIPRE itself using just 40mb of RAM and its companion Anti Malware Service uses another 100mb. Since most computers today have at least 2 gigabytes of RAM or more, this is less than 7% of total RAM. Even on a much older computer with 512mb, we expect it'll run just fine.

    During active scans, VIPRE was very light-weight and didn't slow down any of our other PC functions. We were still able to surf the web, open applications, and use the PCs with no significant system drag.
    User Interface: 89%
    On one hand, we like that the overall look of VIPRE has had few changes from one year to the next. It's easy to become familiar with the software without having to hunt for things from one year to the next.

    On the other hand, until this year their interface has lagged behind the competition. When other antivirus software companies have incorporated slick, flexible, and hi-tech-looking interfaces, VIPRE has historically looked a bit dated.

    But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Most anyone would rather have antivirus software that stops the bad guys even if it's not as pretty.

    Luckily, 2015 has ushered in a new era for VIPRE where it's both attractive and functional.

    What we like: it's more modern, the navigation is clearer, and it's more user-friendly.

    What we dislike: the overall window is too small--and can't be resized--meaning you often need to scroll to get to what you need.

    Not such a big deal overall, but who doesn't like to have their cake and eat it, too?
    Technical Support: 100%
    Technical support remains one of VIPRE's strongest points. You may not think you'll ever need support, and most likely you won't.

    If you do, you want good support, that's easy to get. Each time we tested their support, our wait times were always less than four minutes, and when we connected with a technician they were friendly and knowledgeable.

    Since we began testing antivirus software in 2006, VIPRE has been the only software that consistently earned our trust in this category. This year is no exception.

    If you have a virus and need help removing it, VIPRE technicians will help you get rid of it for free.
    Conclusion - Overall Score: 95 %
    VIPRE Antivirus 2015
    VIPRE Box
    Score: 95%
    Orig Price: $39.99
    w/Discount: $29.99
    When we test and review antivirus software, we look at the whole package: how strong is its protection? Is it easy to use? Is it light-weight or does it have heavy resource usage? If I get in a bind, is there good technical support?

    Considering all these points, VIPRE Antivirus 2015 passes our tests with flying colors. It's not perfect, but no antivirus software is. Will it protect you? Yes. Is there someone to help if you get in trouble? Yes. Is it the best looking interface we've seen this year? Not really, but we can let that slide for an otherwise excellent antivirus software choice.
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    Win XP,Vista,7,8,8.1
    30 Days
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