I got VIPRE Antivirus Premium subscription Tuesday March 2, 2010 by following Sunbelt Software on Twitter , then post them my twitter username from my email and within one day I got confirmation that they have received my correspondence and on the third day I got the VIPRE Antivirus Premium subscription. First of I was fan of KIS and when I got this VIPRE Antivirus Premium subscription for one year, I know its firewall is a great defender and works best in my opinion and little knowledge I have about its anti-virus and anti-spyware credentials.
<span class=”fullpost”> I have heard about their customer service which is great so I inclined to use it, especially on my laptop as it promises low on system resources and then the journey began and it is coming to an end with the writing of these impressions. As before deciding to download VIPRE Antivirus Premium ,I know two great offer is running simultaneously Trend Micro IS and VIPER, so I have to decide on one and have decided to test VIPRE Antivirus Premium over Trend Micro IS as I want to avoid complete security suit.
Now the download part. I go here then download VIPRE Antivirus Premium, 16.1 MB download and then install it .Before installing VIPRE please uninstall any other antivirus software you may have installed. It is impossible to run more than one antivirus on a computer. Also uninstall other on access anti spyware or any third party firewall completely as it may unstable yours system. So, I uninstalled Online Armour Pro and MBAM Paid version as VIPRE Antivirus Premium contains a 2-way desktop firewall, and additional, more advanced intrusion protection. The firewall is like having all your doors and windows upgraded and equipped with new state-of-the art locks. But a burglar could throw a brick through the back window and wreak havoc inside. That’s why people have burglar alarms, often with motion detectors. VIPRE’s firewall is like your PC’s new strong doors, windows and locks. But Internet traffic does need to get through, because you want to browse the web. So that is why the advanced intrusion protection is there as super burglar alarms that have the added benefit that they can stop an attacker in their tracks.
Installation smooth and speedier and restart required and after restart I notice firewall enables but the Active protection not ,even if I go to manually through its settings but unable to do so , then I see its front panel and in updates section definition version written zero, and this reminds me of previous peculiar experience with Microsoft Security Essentials where after installation its active protection remains disabled, and I remembered then update the definitions and after complete update its active protection automatically enabled. So, I do exactly same thing here. I go here then search for Available Definition Files and then go to this mentioned page and it opens into another page and there two language versions of available definitions files available one in English and the other is in Germany. Then I download the definitions files manually it is a huge download for dial up slow users so use any download manager or I prefer opera to download completely safe and stable download. It is appx. 55 MB download.
Then cut the internet connection and be offline and then go to update>edit settings>update now>browse and go to yours download location of Available offline Definition Files and select and then the VIPRE Antivirus Premium freezes for some anxious seconds and then all right and in the main menu in the updates section definition version now appears and this will confirm that VIPRE Antivirus Premium now updated and then also I update it and it updates for four to six small updates and after all the available updating finishes it will make a small sound gesture indicating that VIPRE Antivirus Premium is now fully updated and ready to use.
The speedy installation and then the updating part is now complete and now time for browsing activities and its checking and in fact I feel my system is somewhat lighter and offline browsing of windows explorer seems seamless and also I have opted for more enhanced protection by enabling the IDS and HIPS part at the firewall section. During browsing section especially Microsoft Office live small business site where somewhere in between small advertisements appeared earlier but now with VIPRE Antivirus Premium it is blocked a good site to enjoy also it seems it has some very wonderful site blocking features and ad blocking features. I appreciate it as previously I was using Online Armour Pro and also these features there on it but what OA Pro does is it freezes the website for some seconds which is completely annoying and unwanted but VIPRE Antivirus Premium doing this job smartly and intelligently.
The big disappointment for me is it is blocking my Windows Live writer from where I use to blog , my blogging client and till to date am not finding any way out ,surprisingly but true , now I have to blog it manually . Opera’s turbo feature on slow connections also blocked or slower with VIPRE Antivirus Premium as this is undesirable. Its scan super-fast and its firewall is not at all talkative but does its work more sincerely than its counterparts.Quick,deep and custom scan option available and also each scan settings can be customized as per users discretions. it is really for normal users and simultaneously for experienced users, as many customization options available. As the website of VIPRE® Antivirus Premium guarantees it is very smooth on system resources and does not make my PC slow down to a crawl. Work can be done easily while deep scan going on and this is brilliant. I run the VIPRE bi-directional firewall “Simple” mode running mostly behind the scenes.
VIPRE’s Active Protection™ delivers real time monitoring and protection against known and unknown malware threats. Active Protection works inside the Windows kernel (the core of the operating system), watching for malware and stopping it before it has a chance to execute on your system. (Other anti-malware products allow the malware to run on your computer to try and watch for bad behavior which is less safe). MX-Virtualization™ analyzes malware in real-time, in a secured memory “lock box” that emulates Windows. MX-V fools the malware into thinking it has taken over your PC. MX-V allows VIPRE to observe how the malware behaves and kill it before it can harm your PC. MX-V technology is the safest way to protect against zero-day threats.VIPRE includes comprehensive protection against email viruses, with direct support for Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Mail; and support for any email program that uses POP3 and SMTP.
VIPRE® Antivirus Premium combines antivirus, antispyware, and firewall into a seamless, tightly-integrated security product. Utilizing next-generation technology, VIPRE provides high-performance software that doesn’t slow down your PC and is low on system resources, without the performance and resource headaches of traditional antivirus products.VIPRE (Virus Intrusion Protection Remediation Engine) is uniquely designed to reduce computer frustration with its low system resource usage, faster boot times, few popups, and a broad-range of detection and remediation of viruses, trojans, worms, and spyware.
The VIPRE Firewall provides bi-directional protection, protecting you from both incoming and outgoing traffic. It can be run in either “Simple” or “Learning” modes. From either mode, you can further customize your Firewall settings. Sunbelt’s advanced security technology is famous for being in the front lines in the battle against new and unknown malware, known as ‘zero-day threats’.
High-performance threat protection with low impact on system resources
Scans email for malware threats Cutting-edge Active Protection guards you 24/Advanced anti-rootkit technologies
Works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7
VIPRE’s new Steady Stream™ small, hourly updates reduce update download time
VIPRE has three extra bonus tools: a history cleaner, a secure file eraser, and the PC Explorer for advanced users.
All-new technology: antivirus + antispyware engine
Advanced anti-rootkit technology
Deal for Netbooks that need malware protection
No automatic credit card charge each year!