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Review | VIPRE Antivirus

VIPRE AntiVirus AntiSpyware

Antivirus Without Affecting Performance

Can SunBelt Software Keep Their Promise?

In a market that’s as important to the IT industry as money is to a banker it’s nice to see the IT Security market get a new entrant to shake things up a bit with an offer of something that’s going to get noticed – antivirus that doesn’t make your PC perform like it’s got a screwdriver wedged into the hard disk.

This latest title from SunBelt promises not to slow down your PC using by using a new antivirus and antispyware engine over traditional methods. 

So how did it fair in our tests.

What’s Good?

Clean, Web 2.0-ish Interface

You don’t need a degree to figure out this application.  It’s interface is clean, well laid out and simple to navigate.  It has that Web 2.0 (buzz word of the year without a doubt) look ‘n feel and is sure to be popular as it’s responsive and easy on the eye.  Simply navigate through four tabs at the top to access all the major functions.  There’s only a few ‘Advanced..’ button’s to speak of which is refreshing and the scan’s and tools have a simple wizard feel about them.

VIPRE Antivirus and AntiSpyware Interface


Well SunBelt are shouting about it so I’m writing about it.  Yes, VIPRE performs well and doesn’t seem to slow the machine down as advertised.  This could be due to the default protection settings being set to ‘Low’ but that’s the setting I always set my antivirus to anyway.  This is the setting that allows me to actually use my PC while having an antivirus installed which is kinda why I have a PC in the first place – to use it.  So SunBelt have got it about right here.  I’m sure there are some engine tweaks also which allow it to run fairly silently and unobtrusively.

It’s Reliable & Trouble Free

I haven’t had to touch a setting, close and error message or visit tech support.  Always welcome.

You can download a free trial of VIPRE here Antivirus Software


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