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Introducing VIPRE Internet Security 2013

on September 26, 2012

Our most advanced home antivirus protection ever is finally here; introducing VIPRE Internet Security 2013.

Significant enhancements and new features make VIPRE Internet Security 2013 easier to install, easier to use and more secure than ever before. These include:

  • New VIPRE® Easy Install™ – Ensures a smooth, trouble-free installation process by eliminating any possible software conflicts
  • New VIPRE® Easy Update™ – Automatically updates the most common cause of PC infections and attacks – out-of-date software
  • Bad website blocking – Delivers more expansive filtering of malicious URLs and phishing websites
  • Anti-rootkit engine – Offers greater protection against rootkits with even faster detections
  • Windows® 8 compatibility – Works seamlessly with Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system.

Additional security features:

  • Two-way firewall – Protects against incoming and outgoing Internet traffic quickly and easily with customizable settings for advanced users
  • Spam filter – Filters unwanted email from your inbox and safeguards against spam, phishing scams and malicious URLs
  • High-performance anti-malware engine – Combines advanced antivirus and anti-spyware technologies to provide complete security that doesn’t slow down your PC
  • All-in-one PC security – Detects and removes viruses, spyware, rootkits, bots, Trojans and all other types of malware
  • Real-time monitoring and protection – Leverages multiple detection methods to monitor and protect against web threats, including zero-day threats, in real time
  • Removable device scanning – Scans USB flash drives and other removable drives and files for threats automatically when plugged or inserted into your PC
  • Email virus protection – Protects against email viruses in Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and any email program using POP3 and SMTP
  • Secure File Eraser – Adds an “Erase Files” option to your Window’s Explorer menu to permanently delete all traces of a file
  • History Cleaner – Removes browsing and search histories, including the history stored by many popular applications
  • PC Explorer – Reveals settings on your computer that are normally hidden and enables you to add programs to the Always Allowed list

Now through October 8 only, save up to $20* on new licenses of VIPRE Internet Security 2013.

A message from VIPRE Product Manager, Dodi Glenn:

As many security experts will tell you, one major way to stay secure is to keep your software up-to-date. VIPRE Internet Security 2013 takes a bold leap where no other consumer products go, by bringing high-end solutions like VIPRE Easy Update to the home user. In addition to improvements we’ve made for removing incompatible software, VIPRE (Internet Security) finds and fixes out-of-date software that can leave you unknowingly open to attack. With a focus on prevention, we are eager to bring real peace of mind to our customers.”


* This promotion is valid for $10 off a one-year/one-PC VIPRE® Internet Security 2013™ license and/or $20 off a VIPRE Internet Security 2013 license through September 30, 2012 only. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any
other special offer or campaign announced or to be announced by GFI. GFI reserves the right to stop of cancel campaigns at its own discretion without notification, as and when deemed necessary.


Doyle D. Curtis October 2, 20128:01 am

Will my VIPRE Internet Security 2012 auto update to the 2013 version. My subscription for 3 PC’s expires 5/7/2013.

Jessica Smith October 2, 20124:59 pm

We’re rolling out the update now. In the next few weeks, you’ll receive a pop-up notification from VIPRE asking you to update to the 2013 version. This update is free for current customers.

Scott Thornton November 17, 201212:17 am

I have the Lifetime version of VIPRE, the pop-up update had come up several times and every time I click Update it says “There is a Prolbem – VIPRE cannot continue Installation” “Your installation failed during installer download.
Please try again later.”

Jessica Smith November 19, 20123:33 pm

Hi Scott. Our support team will need some more information in order to troubleshoot your problem (license key, operating system, etc.). Please send them a support request here:

Lonnie Bostic October 2, 20129:54 pm

Only one of my three PCs auto updated to 2013. I have tried again and again to update the other two without success. What should I do?

Jessica Smith October 8, 20123:50 pm

As we are rolling out the update in stages, not all PCs will update at the same time. If you would like to manually update to the 2013 version, here’s how to do it:

Margaret Carrick-Arendt January 3, 20131:40 pm

I found this thread as today, January 3, 2012, I’ve not received a thing about my PC-lifetime subscription updating from 2012 to 2013 version; I tried this manual update to 2013 AV-only version, but all it did was tell me “Good News! You’re Already Updated!”. However, though the installer then closed itself, my VIPRE GUI still says “2012″. I got this PC lifetime when I got the PC (late January or so 2011), and it updated from 2011 to 2012, it’s the same PC. How do I update?

irwan October 23, 20124:52 am

lost serial number

Jessica Smith October 26, 20124:13 pm

We are unable to provide license keys on public forums like this. While we are able to access your license key based on your registered email we will need you to contact our Customer Service department for this license key. Our Customer Service department can be reached at

Imre Somodi October 25, 20122:15 am

I love this software,I get my Vipre just a weeks ago.I read it very carfully but I did’n gad it can I usin for BANKING to safety?Please send me a letter about this.Thanks regards,Imre.

Jessica Smith October 26, 20124:13 pm

VIPRE Antivirus 2013 will protect your computer from virus’s and malware. This will help keep your system protected so you do not have to worry while banking online. For added protection, VIPRE Internet Security 2013 contains anti-spam, anti-intrusion, and bad website blocking. These features work together with the antivirus engine found in VIPRE Antivirus to offer a total protection package.

M Brown October 30, 20121:39 am

Vipre 2012 included all the features mentioned, plus 3rd party ad blocking. Ad blocking has been REMOVED from 2013. That was a mistake.

Jessica Smith November 8, 20123:18 pm

Hi M. We’re sorry you feel that way. Modern day browsers, such as Chrome, IE, and Firefox, all have the ability to block 3rd party advertisements, either natively or with the use of plugins such as AdBlock. Also, with Internet Explorer 9, you have the ability to install TPL, or Tracking Protection Lists.

john February 28, 20131:54 am

where do i go to install my recently purchased vipre internet security

Christina Goggi March 11, 20132:23 pm

Hi John,

Here is a link to the download page:

M Brown October 30, 20121:36 am

Your list of features Vipre 2013 does not mention the REMOVAL of 3rd Party Ad Blocking feature, which was one of the unique features Vipre had from V4 to V2012. Removing this feature removes the edge that Vipre had over all the others in the industry. Without this feature, I don’t need Vipre anymore. Please put it back asap. I have reverted back to Vipre 2012 because I need that feature more than I need the Easy Update, which does not work on either of my machines.

Jessica Smith November 8, 20123:19 pm

Hi M. I’ve forwarded your concerns to the dev team.

showtime November 8, 20123:47 pm

I agree with M Brown….ad blocking is/was very nice.

G Rice November 19, 20123:19 am

As a long term Sun Belt/ Vipre subscriber, ad blocking is also a critical feature for me, since it is no longer part of Vipre, as my several subscriptions to Vipre expire, I will not be renewing them

Luis Carranco November 25, 20126:32 am

I agree too. Please make dev team to put ad blocking feature back. People make sure to vote the idea so they can hear us:!!!!/100329-4178

Qabirul Abdullah October 31, 201211:55 pm

If I get the VIPRE Internet Security 2012 Home Edition 1 for upto 10 PCs (Laptop) from Amazon. Will this help for my 2 laptops and a PC. Will I be prompted to update it to VIPRE Internet Security 2013 in the future? So what happens to the other laptop and PC. Will they be upgraded as well?

Jessica Smith November 8, 20123:22 pm

Hi Qabirul. Yes, you can use the home edition on your PC and both your laptops. You will be prompted by the product to update to the 2013 version on any PC or laptop you have installed VIPRE on.

Balasubramanian November 8, 20121:47 pm

I want to Buy Vipre internet security 2013. Nearby Computer store offers me a CD with title” Internet Security 2012″ and Activation Key of Vipre premium. If I buy this and install in my PC, will it be equivalent to “Vipre Internet Security 2013″. Please reply to my email ID.

Jessica Smith November 8, 20123:33 pm

Hi Balasubramanian. If you purchase VIPRE Internet Security 2012 with a Premium key from the nearby computer store, teh product will prompt you to upgrade to the 2013 version upon installation.

Balasubramanian November 9, 20122:03 pm

Thank U Jessica Smith!
You replied that after installation, the product will prompt me to upgrade to 2013. Is this upgrade free?

Jessica Smith November 9, 20123:12 pm

Yes, the upgrade is free for current customers!

Nancy lindsay November 17, 20127:15 pm

Will this 2013 version work on apple computers? I’m going to run parallels,so will it do dual protection?

Jessica Smith November 19, 20123:34 pm

Hi Nancy. The 2013 version does not currently support Macs.

Balasubramanian November 20, 20124:13 pm

My laptop dvd driver is having some problem and not working right now. So, I unable to load recently bought Vipre cd to my laptop. Can I download the trial version of Internet security 2013 from internet and use the serial no key which I got from the seller?

Jessica Smith November 21, 20124:47 pm

Hi Balasubramanian. Yes, you can download the trial and use your license key to install VIPRE.

Balasubramanian November 21, 20125:04 am

My query about downloading the trial version of internet security 2013 and registering with serial no key is not addressed. Kindy reply

Jessica Smith November 21, 20124:47 pm

See above reply.

Brenda December 19, 20124:34 am

Hi My question my seem dumb but when my Vipre is set up to automatically run do I need to keep my computer on or will it scan when my computer is shut down. Thanks

Jessica Smith December 19, 20123:52 pm

Hi Brenda. Not dumb at all! :) You do need to keep your computer running when VIPRE is scanning for threats.

Edward Bahr January 2, 20132:23 am

Does Vipre have any discounts for its internet security programme now?

Brett Lipensky January 4, 20133:51 pm

Hey Edward,

we are running our 2 years for new years promotion. Check out the great deals:

Robert Fricks January 7, 20135:47 pm

Hi Folks,
I just wanted to say I have given up the “over-hyped” and “resource hogging” Bitdefender Total Security for Vipre Internet Security 2013 (and now 2014 with the free year offer). Y’all have come a long way and I am glad to see you “leading the way” in PC Security!

Christina Goggi February 12, 201312:44 pm

Thanks Robert :D

smilieface11 February 6, 20135:23 am

Does it work for tablets

Christina Goggi February 12, 201312:45 pm

VIPRE Internet Security is for Windows-based PCs. If you have an Android tablet, you can try the free version of VIPRE Mobile at for mobile device security.

Jayanna.E February 15, 20134:23 pm