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Anti-Virus Products

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Vipre AV Software

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I’ve tried various anti virus applications on my Windows machines.  Both Norton and McAffee are too top heavy in my view, and slow down many machines way too much. Try running a few apps such as Ms Office, Quick Books, or Photoshop at the same time, and you’re watching paint dry.

Some of the free offerings are quite good, and one I used until recently was the Free offering from AVG.

Now, some time back I used to use CounterSpy, and when I got an email mentioning VIPRE from this same company – Sunbelt – and that it was on a beta trial, I thought I’d give it a go.


The initial scan found stuff that AVG hadn’t. This isn’t always a good thing, as at some point or another every AV app flags false positives.

I’ve been very pleased with both the security that this product offers, and the performance too. There really is no obvious slowdown, as one gets with the established bloatware apps.

Another great idea too, and one that many commercial software houses could do well to adopt is to offer a license for ALL the machines in your home. It’s $49.95, and covers every Windows machine you have. Many people have more than one machine in their home these days. I’ve currently got four machines at home running XP (and Linux boxes too, that don’t really need AV software installed).

I unhesitantly recommend it. Oh it works on Vista too. Oh, and I don’t work for Sunbelt, and they didn’t ask me to endorse their product. I just believe in telling it like it is (or at least how I’ve found it is).