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VIPRE Anti-Virus Software Review

This post brought to you by Vipre. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

Recently, you may have noticed that my site, this site, was down.  If you have any anti-virus/malware software at all you were notified when visiting EmbracingBeauty.com that it had been infected with malware and you had the option to exit or proceed anyway.  It was a nightmare!  I contacted my designer who is fabulous but in a totally different time zone and unable to help me asap.  I panicked and read and read all I could read about malware.  For hours.  I finally contacted someone who was able to help me out in a hurry for a relatively small fee.  Hooray, my online life was saved!

 

While reading all about malware I found out that my website could have been infected if my computer was infected.  I didn’t know that before and this news was worrisome.  I think I had up-to-date software but to be honest I really wasn’t sure.  By the way, did you know that outdated software {like Adobe, iTunes, Java, Skype, etc.} is one of the most common causes of an infection?  I didn’t either!   I did some more investigating and I learned about another anti-malware/spyware software, VIPRE Internet Security.

 

VIPRE Scan

 

I downloaded the free version of VIPRE and I was pleased right away.  It didn’t drag down my system like other programs I’ve used.  Plus, this software incorporates both anti-spyware and anti-virus functionalities in one program.  The traditional, easy to follow, user interface was refreshing.  It spoke my language and I could easily figure out how to get it set up and running without the help of my husband.  That scored big points in my book!  The program also has a neat feature where it keeps me updated on the present threat levels using real-time capabilities.  I’m in love!

 

So, okay, I realize that no anti-malware/spyware/virus/other-bad-stuff program is able to ensure total protection and recovery but with VIPRE I think it comes pretty close.  So far so good anyway!  My system has been running dramatically faster and given the program’s fancy technology I can rest easy {for now} and not have to lift a finger.  It’s catching and neutralizing any threats before I even knew there were any.

 

VIPRE Packages

 

Oh!  This may be my favorite part – the company offers free tech {and malware removal} support for all virus/malware program related matters.  Isn’t that awesome?  I currently own the free-trial of the basic VIPRE home package but the company also offers an unlimited home option, which allows you to cover all systems that you currently own.  I think I may have stumbled upon a great thing.  It’s an effective, free, helpful addition to my home office.  If you don’t want to take my word for it {because I’m admittedly not a tech person!} check out the free version for yourself.  Go to vipreantivirus.com and once you give it a look over, let me know what you think of it!

 

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Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl, and she is the main voice behind Embracing Beauty.

Comments

  1. This sounds good. I got the Moneypak virus on my computer a couple of months ago and had to spend a lot of money to get it removed. Stupid hackers. I am going to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thankfully my fix wasn’t too expensive but it was a headache for sure and something I don’t want to relive again.

  2. Lynsey @MoscatoMom says:

    I think hackers should be hog tied and beaten. I HATE them. So sorry your site was down. This is a great find to prevent it from happening again.

  3. 2Wired2Tired says:

    I’m glad you got your site straightened out. So frustrating! I did just learn that Java was a way for hackers to get in. It’s so strange that this common software we all use can cause such problems. Glad to hear there is good anti-virus software out there to keep everything safe.

  4. cookiesandclogs says:

    It’s so interesting that in this day and age many still don’t pay attention to anti-virus software. I really didn’t realize that non-updated software could be an opening for hackers though. I hope this prevents any more ‘incidents’ for your comp and your site 🙂

  5. Malware is so obnoxious!! Sorry you had to deal with all that!

  6. Ugh. I hate Malware. I’m glad you got everything fixed up. How frustrating!

  7. Emily-Live2Save2Live says:

    Wow I had no idea that an infected computer could infect your website! This was really interesting. Thank you. And the free tech support is amazing!

  8. This sounds great. malware is very frustrating!

  9. Thanks for the info! Going to check this out later today!

  10. Hanan - Lilac City Momma says:

    That’s a lot of features for a free version, nice!

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