Vipre antivirus provides the basic features: on-demand and real-time antivirus scanning, malware blocking and web protection. You can use it on your personal PC or upgrade to TotalAV to safeguard all your devices. The program is simple to use and has a nice interface. It is light on your computer and does not trigger many alerts. You can even choose when you’d like to receive notifications about scans or updates.

It will conduct a scan and download the latest virus definitions on your first run. It can take a couple of minutes. When the scan is complete you’ll be able to use it. Click the big blue Scan button to perform a quick manual scan. Or click Schedule for a Scan to run an automated scan. Vipre uses the ThreatNet network to share threat data among thousands of users, which helps it stop new malware outbreaks as quickly when they first appear in the wild. If you’d prefer to deactivate this telemetry tracking, you can do it easily.

Privacy Shield is a nice feature that can protect sensitive files from your hard drive. This can prevent hackers from accessing your credit card numbers or other personal information if they gained control of your computer. The software also blocks ads and blocks trackers from capturing your browsing history. This is a wonderful addition to any security suite. The most recent tests conducted by AV-Comparatives (July-October 2023) prove that it can do well in handling the most recent malware threats. It was able, in fact, to detect and quarantine all test samples. While it didn’t perform as well as other programs such as Panda, F-Secure and Trend Micro, it still had an impressive result.