IMO, Vipre is just as good as any other name brand anti-virus. The product is made by GFI (formerly Sunbelt), a reputable company which has been involved in fighting malware for years. At one time their CounterSpy Anti-spyware was one of the most effective anti-malware programs on the market.TopTenReviews: Vipre Antivirus 4 PC MAG Review: Vipre Antivirus 4
My personal choice is NOD32 Anti-Virus
if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint but there is nothing wrong with Vipre.
Besides, choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, available technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution
that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus
. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. For more specific information to consider, please read Choosing Your Anti-virus Software