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Let VIPRE do the work to keep your PC and data safe

on July 9, 2013 10:00 am
This post brought to you by Vipre. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Everyday is open season on your PC, and it’s scarily easy to get viruses, tracking cookies, and other malicious files.  You don’t want the security of your files and your personal information compromised, so you need to use good, up-to-date anti-virus software to prevent problems.  There are a lot of products on the market, some free and some very expensive, but how do you know which are good products to use?  Some take over your computer’s CPU to the point they almost seem like a virus themselves, because they slow down your computer so much while protecting it that you can’t seem to get any work done. VIPRE Internet Security software offers comprehensive, real-time protection for your computer without slowing it down.  I was recently able to download and try a copy of VIPRE Internet Security 2013 on my Windows netbook.

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Downloading and installing VIPRE Internet Security 2013 on my HP netbook was a snap.  As part of the installation, it did a first scan of my computer.  After it downloaded, I decided I’d have it run a Quick Scan, just so I could watch how it worked.  It found and automatically removed 146 tracking cookies from a computer I don’t use very often for surfing!  Best of all, I know it will be constantly running in the background, protecting my computer while I do other things.  Other than that instance when I made it do a scan, I never noticed it was running, because it didn’t slow down my netbook.

VIPRE Internet Security 2013 is designed to run quietly in the background, protecting your computer without draining your resources so you can’t get any work (or fun) done.  It has been tested by leading antivirus organizations and proved to protect against viruses.  It constantly is searching for and removing viruses, spyware, rootkits, bots, Trojans, and other malware.  It even scans email attachments, messaging programs, and removable media to protect you.  VIPRE Internet Security 2013 adds two-way (incoming and outgoing) Internet traffic protection, anti-intrusion protection to prevent unauthorized program changes, anti-spam protection that filters out spam and phishing emails, and blocks malicious websites to prevent you from accidentally going to a site that will harm your computer.

My Windows PC is used for my tech editing job, so it’s vital that the files I’m working on stay protected.  Because I have a tight schedule for editing and returning a chapter, I can’t afford for my computer to be bogged down, either, so I like that I’ll have only one program running to protect my computer against variety of threats without bogging down everything so much that I can’t do my work.

No matter how you use your computer, you have files that need to be protected – work documents, photos, financial records.  You need to protect these files, so you should go to the VIPRE website and download a free trial of their Internet Security software.  You’ll find the software is very reasonably priced:  $49.99 for one computer for one year or $69.99 for 2-10 computers for a year.  You can also get reasonable rates for 2 or 3 years or even for the lifetime of your PC.

Visit vipreantivirus.com now to learn more.  You can even get started protecting your PC today with a free trial.

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Comments

  1. 1
    Matt Hayes says:

    I’m sorry, but this ‘review’ just seems like a ad placement. There’s no testing other than a sense that it doesn’t slow your computer down. Not up to Gadgeteer standards.

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    Larry Geisz says:

    @ Matt Hayes Actually this is just s news post on an item that Janet found interesting, not a review…

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    Matt Hayes says:

    @Larry – that helps, but news posts don’t usually contain “All opinions are 100% mine.” An article that starts with a sponsorship sentence “This post brought to you by Vipre” is usually a tip-off, but this still isn’t up to par for this site. This piece sounds like it is recommending an antivirus because it doesn’t slow down your computer.

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    Julie says:

    @Matt Yes, this is a sponsored news post. So it is an “ad”. We do these types of posts on a fairly regular basis. Since this was a news post and not an actual review, the info provided is terse. But, Janet installed the software and wrote about that experience and what happened on the first scan and while running in the background. I really don’t see the issue you have with the post…

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    Brian Reedy says:

    Well, maybe I’m just stupid and didn’t know it, but that opening statement, “This post brought to you by Vipre. All opinions are 100% mine.” doesn’t make any sense at all to me. I have to agrtee with Matt up above. My BS meter’s pin broke off when it slammed all the way over to the right just now.

    One of the saddest ways of advertising is to try to make the ad look as if it were editorial material. There is a law against doing that in paper periodicals, thus the little notice “advertisement” or “advertising supplement” at the top of such ads.

    This was neither an honest review nor an honest advertisement, regardless of the disclaimer. Sad. Now I think I will unsubscribe.

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    Matt Hayes says:

    @Brian – That’s why I first commented. I appreciate your response as well, Julie, but it’s not a news piece when you add opinion that isn’t up to quality. Installing antivirus software and seeing it does little to performance in the background isn’t valuable. It’s like saying you should buy a particular car model because the tires as shiny and it is clean. I would have overlooked this piece if it didn’t contain the opinion disclaimer, thinking it was just a sponsored advertisement.

    I visit your site daily – as far back as when you and Judie were reviewing together. You are one of my top bookmarks. I felt compelled strongly enough to comment (which I rarely ever do) because this post doesn’t reflect the quality of past work. I’m sorry you don’t see the issue with the post.

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    Julie says:

    @Matt & Brian do you see an issue with all of our other non-review posts? Just to clarify again, reviews have the word “review” at the end of the title. A lot of our posts don’t have the word review in the title because they are news posts. 99% of those news posts are observations about a new product or service that we’ve stumbled upon ourselves or info has been sent to us by PR firms. So by that description, all of our non-reviews are advertisements. There are really only 3 differences between this sponsored Vipre post than the other news post that we do each day.
    1. It was considerably longer than most of our news posts which are 1-2 paragraphs long and have 1 image.
    2. This one shared some brief personal experiences about installing and using the software.
    3. We were paid to write the post. We were not given ANY pre-written text to use. We told that we needed to link to the Vipre site, and talk about installing it and using it within an allotted number of words. And then we had to put the notice at the top that it was a sponsored post.

    There’s nothing sinister going on here folks. We use banner ads and sponsored posts as a way to earn money to make a living, pay the handful of people that keep the site firing on all cylinders, pay for the web hosting for the site, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    My advice is that if you or anyone else does not like reading these types of sponsored posts, then please don’t read them. They are clearly marked as sponsored in that first sentence. Nuff said.

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    Mina Rohde says:

    Let’s turn this frown, er, thread the other way around:

    I’m looking for new AV software for my dad’s Windows 8 laptop. I would love to see a longer review on Janet’s opinions of the Vipre software after some period of time (like a month?)

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    Brian Reedy says:

    No, Julie, I see nothing wrong with the other nonreview posts I l’ve seen here. Telling us about a product with maybe a brief description obviously taken from the manufactrurer’s literature or packaging is perfectly fine. That’s news, not an opinion or a review, just letting us know of the existence of a product. In my innocence I have assumed that these were things you came across or were made aware of, having your fingers on the hotly beating pulse of technology and gadgetry; it never occurred to me that you were being paid to mention all that stuff. Do you have to be paid before you will mention an item?

    In the year or so I’ve been reading your reviews and stuff, often with great interest, this is the first time I’ve seen such a piece of bogus writing from any of you. “This post brought to you by Vipre. All opinions are mine.” That is an elongated oxymoron. It’s in extremely bad editorial taste. I’m surprised and saddened that you don’t recognize it as such.

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    Julie says:

    @Brian The only posts that we’re paid to write are the deals of the day posts and the ones that say they are sponsored posts (like the Vipre post)… If you’ve been reading the site for a year or longer, you’ve read other ones just like that one. Accept them as ads, just like a commercial on TV.

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