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BETA CLOSED | VIPRE Antivirus Plus Beta 1

What's New?

Welcome to VIPRE Antivirus Plus, our newest offering in the VIPRE for Home product line. VIPRE Antivirus Plus is the result of direct communication with our customer base who have asked for a lighter, more responsive, security focused application without all of the bells and whistles that our VIPRE Advanced Security product offers. In many cases, the trimmed down feature-set offered by VIPRE Antivirus Plus offers an easier to use day-to-day experience while managing your endpoint security posture.

What is VIPRE Antivirus Plus? 

While VIPRE Antivirus Plus does not contain all of the features of VIPRE Advanced Security it does contain the core security features that make VIPRE an award winning endpoint security solution!  VIPRE Antivirus Plus is a security first endpoint security solution that focuses on security over features to provide a lower cost, lighter footprint security experience.


  • Advanced Active Protection - VIPRE’s Active Protection keeps you safe from ransomware and other malware threats by scanning all accessed files with minimum impact on your system performance.
  • Web Filtering – Cloud lookup and block of potentially dangerous websites.
  • Quarantine harmful items - By default, potential threats are moved into quarantine for you to review
  • Easily exclude non-threats and ignore specific apps - Take control over which apps and areas of your PC VIPRE scans. Excluding non-threats tells VIPRE which items are not dangerous, and VIPRE can also ignore folders or apps that don't work well with antivirus.
  • Auto-updated definitions - Constantly updated protection against the very latest threats through frequent cloud updates to our definitions
  • Full/Quick/Custom Scans (Scheduled and Manual) - A Full scan goes deep into every corner of your PC; Quick scan rapidly checks the most common user folders for a brief checkup; Custom Scan enables you to pick exactly what you want to scan, including external drives


System Requirements


Important: VIPRE Antivirus Plus for Home uses advanced technologies for today’s newer operating systems and does not install on Windows XP or Vista.


To run VIPRE Antivirus Plus for Home, you need a PC-compatible computer with:

  • 2GB of hard-drive space

  • At least 1GB of RAM

  • Dual core processor recommended

  • Internet connection (broadband recommended)

32- or 64-bit versions of either

  • Windows 10 (All versions)

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 7 (Service Pack 2 or Convenience Rollup)

Known issues and workarounds

This section lists issues that are known at the time of release. In some cases these are bugs that we are working to resolve with a subsequent release. Other items may be due to causes outside of our control, such as bugs with other vendors' software. In all cases we have tried to provide a workaround for you to consider in case you should experience an issue.

If you have questions about a specific issue, please provide the issue ID (if applicable) when contacting our Technical Support team.


Blocked website history does not populate while UI is open [VIPREHOME-2676]

Websites that are blocked by Web Filtering may not immediately display in the Blocked Website History section of the UI. 

Workaround: To see the most recent list of blocked websites, close and open the VIPRE UI. Then navigate to Manage > Antivirus > View History.


Bugs fixed in this release

No bugs have been identified in this release of the product.

VIPRE Antivirus Plus Download:

VIPRE Antivirus Plus Beta Key:  4134K-GNPEF-H6TZ4-YR65P-URRYT

Will this product include Advanced Active Protection?

Great question!  Yes, this product does contain VIPRE Advanced Active Protection!

I've updated the feature list to highlight Advanced Active Protection as being part of this product.  Thank you for that feedback!

You're welcome, just wanted to double-check!

Shut down program, then uninstalled, and install from BETA executable, but installed VIPRE Antivirus Plus again.

Vern, do you mean that you had Advanced Security installed, and after uninstalling and running the beta installer, it reinstalled Advanced Security instead of Antivirus Plus?

Where is the Firewall option as explained above? This BETA seem like a very basic UI.

Actually, it did install Antivirus Plus, but the interface had me confused for a moment there. 

The Allowed Website option only exist under Edge Protection and Web Filtering. No Firewall option exists in the interface I have. Is this correct?

Yes, this version of VIPRE does not include the firewall.  This version has fewer features than VIPRE Advanced Security.  

It looks like there was a typo in the instructions for the workaround.  That option is on the Antivirus section, not the Firewall section.  I'll make sure it gets updated.  Thanks for pointing that out.  

This is great.  It might seem like a step backwards but really in the right direction.  Advanced users don't always need advanced features found in the firewall.  Just need really good trustworthy malware protection.  Vipre delivers. :)

Does the BETA period expire in 16 days time?

Vern, we've extended the beta period and we should have another beta release very soon.  

We have released Beta 2 of VIPRE Antivirus Plus.  Please see the new forum located here:

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