This article will outline how to update VIPRE Antivirus and VIPRE Internet Security from VIPRE Version 5 and above.

  1. Open VIPRE.

  2. Click Help then Register

  3. Document and save your VIPRE Product Key.  You will need this in a later step in order to complete the VIPRE update.

  4. Download VIPRE version 9.3.
    1. For VIPRE activation keys that start with 405:  VIPRE Internet Security
    2. For VIPRE activation keys that start with 411:  VIPRE Antivirus

      NOTE:  Remember where this file was saved.  You will need it shortly.

Next we will need to uninstall VIPRE from your computer.  To uninstall VIPRE:


  1. Open the Windows Control Panel.  Click on Windows Start Button and select Control Panel.

  2. Under Programs select Uninstall a program.

  3. Select VIPRE and then click Uninstall

  4. Choose Remove and then click Next.

  5. Make sure No, do not remove data files is selected (this is the default) and then click Next

  6. Click Remove

  7. Click Finish

  8. Save any open files and then select Yes to restart your computer.

Install VIPRE version 9.3

    1. Open the previously downloaded VIPRE version 9.3 installation file.

    2. Select Run

    3. Select Yes

    4. Enter your VIPRE activation key and then select "Agree and Continue"

      In certain scenarios you may not see the screen above.  If this is the case, simply close the Windows Explorer window that is covering the VIPRE Setup window.

    5. VIPRE version 9.3 will begin installing.  This process will take several minutes.

    6. Your network connection will be identified.  In most cases the appropriate action is to trust the network.  If you are performing this step using a public hot-spot, you may want to select Public.  Assuming you are on a known, trusted network, click Trust Location when prompted.  This applies to VIPRE Internet Security.

    7. Click Continue to VIPRE

      Congratulations, VIPRE 2016 (version 9.3) is installed!  To learn more about VIPRE 2016, click here.