As a part of my job I visit a ton of websites. I like to think I’m pretty savvy about avoiding dangerous downloads and clicking shady links. I also know that no mater how careful I am there are still risks to my computer. Since blogging is a part of my income a safe and secure computer is vital! I had anti-virus software on my laptop until a few months ago. It expired and I confess to being lazy about renewing my subscription. That meant that for about two months my computer was unprotected. Not smart on my part, but since I wasn’t having any issues I wasn’t too woried.
I was asked to give VIPRE Internet Security a try and I was happy to have something kick me into gear and protect my computer again. Downloading was easy and only took a few minutes. I totally forgot to uninstall my old security software, but VIPRE took care of that for me and resumed the instalation process.
Once everything was installed I was ready to scan my laptop. I went for the Deep Scan becaues that seemed like the best idea. (I knew it would take a while but I wasn’t in a hurry.) I honestly didn’t expect it to find anything. I had only been without protection for two months. (And my computer seemed to be working just fine.)
Imagine my surprise when the scan revealed a high risk trojan on my laptop! I had no idea that this was on my computer. (Obviously, or I would have already tried to get rid of it!) I’m not sure if it showed up in the two months I went without protection or if it has been there longer and my last antivirus program didn’t catch it. It doesn’t matter, though. VIPRE cleaned it off of my laptop!
Just to double check I ran the scan a second time. Everything came back completely clean! VIPRE was easy to install and didn’t slow down my computer at all. (Something I’ve noticed with other anti-virus programs.) Want to try it for yourself? Visit VIPRE Internet Security online and download your trial and check it out for 30 days free!