Vipre antivirus provides the basics: real-time and on demand virus scanning, malware blocking and web protection. You can use it on your home PC or upgrade to TotalAV to protect all your devices. The program is easy to use and has a very pleasant interface. It is light on your computer, and does not generate many alerts. You can decide when you’d like to be informed of updates or scans.
It will run a scan and download the latest virus definitions in the first attempt. This could take a few minutes. Once the scan is complete, you will be able to start using it. After that, you can click the big blue Scan button to run manually the scan, or click Schedule a Scan to set up an automatic scan. Vipre utilizes the ThreatNet network to share threat data among thousands of users, which help it block new malware outbreaks nearly as soon when they first appear in the wild. You can opt to disable tracking of telemetry, if you prefer.
Another nice feature is Privacy Shield, which is able to conceal sensitive files on your hard drive. This would prevent hackers gaining access to your credit card number or other personal information, in the event that they take control of your computer. The software also blocks advertisements and stops trackers from collecting your browsing history. This is a wonderful supplement to any security suite. The latest tests by AV-Comparatives (July-October 2023) confirm that it is able to do well in handling the latest malware threats. It was able detect and quarantine 100% of the test samples. It didn’t perform as well other programs such as Panda, F-Secure, and Trend Micro but it was still a good result.