Malwarebytes vs. VIPRE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Malwarebytes
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Malwarebytes is a antimalware application for home and small businesses, which blocks viruses, malware, hackers, viruses, and malicious websites.
$39.96
Annually
VIPRE
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
VIPRE (formerly known as ThreatTrack Security) is an antivirus solution, now part of J2 Global's portfolio of cloud offerings and applications since the February 2018 acquisition.N/A
Pricing
MalwarebytesVIPRE
Editions & Modules
Premium (1 device)
$39.96
Annually
Premium (5 devices)
$80.04
Annually
Premium + Privacy
$99.96
Annually
Malwarebytes For Teams
$119.97
Annually
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection
$699
Annually
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection and Response
$849
Annually
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MalwarebytesVIPRE
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
MalwarebytesVIPRE
Considered Both Products
Malwarebytes
Chose Malwarebytes
When compared to Microsoft built-in Windows Defender, Malwarebytes edges it out because it's in the business of detecting malware and not working with the operating system. Malwarebytes is constantly updating its definition files to make sure all potential worms are caught …
Chose Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes just works and protects our endpoints. The configuration is simple and intuitive with almost zero overhead.
VIPRE
Chose VIPRE
A common price-point for standalone antivirus protection is about $40 per year. VIPRE Antivirus pricing system can get a bit complicated at times because the prices will vary depending on the type of package you purchase, the number of devices you wish to protect and the number …
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
MalwarebytesVIPRE
Likelihood to Recommend
9.8
(50 ratings)
8.7
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.9
(9 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
MalwarebytesVIPRE
Likelihood to Recommend
Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes is definitely one of the top contenders in its field. As with any corporate software, there are headaches all along the way -- from implementation to daily use and support. And cost is also a factor. Although not inexpensive, Malwarebytes is comparable to its close competitors. Overall, the quality of the product shines through, and it does what it's intended to do...protect!
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Ziff Davis Inc
Robust protection with a small footprint. Catches all malware and viruses, while respecting the exclusions put in place by our organization. Pricing was very aggressive compared to other products. Great management application, where you can manage the installations and even update third-party apps on those machines from that portal. Great product for a great price.
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Pros
Malwarebytes
  • Low system resources, it does not slow down the whole computer when scanning or when real-time protection is enabled
  • Quick and frequent updates, usually people hate updating, but for malware/viruses, you want to be updated as possible. It takes less than 15 seconds and usually does it automatically. They usually send a few updates a day as they find more.
  • Protection features actually work when visiting known bad websites. The page will be blocked and nothing will be downloaded. It may not be what the user wants, but it's what the user needs (as the user can't know every bad website)
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • Vipre Antivirus constantly scans your computer in the background without a need for user intervention.
  • In one program Vipre can successfully protect all your computing devices from both malicious virus attacks as where vicious spyware intrusions.
  • You won't feel any slowness or sluggishness with Vipre installed & running in the background while you continue to use your computing devices.
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Cons
Malwarebytes
  • One of the main things that malwarebytes is missing as a company, is phone support for its clients. All support questions has to go thru email only. This is not acceptable for issues that needs to be resolved quickly.
  • There is an issue when installing the client on a machine, it has a set amount of time where the software can register with the management server. The issue with this is, with machines that are over a wide area network, slow connection speeds can cause the software not to register. When that happens, it never re attempts to register in the future.
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • When using older versions of Outlook I have seen the plugin cause sluggish behavior and hangs, in 2007 and 2010 versions specifically.
  • For some business applications, there are .dll's and libraries and application .exe's that can be misidentified as virus or trojans. While it is fairly easy to whitelist these once discovered, new implementors should be aware that they will need to carefully look through their initial virus scan reports to find and whitelist these items.
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Likelihood to Renew
Malwarebytes
The last time we renewed Malwarebytes, we renewed for a 3 year renewal. That should describe the confidence we have in the product. Plus the cost savings impact year after year.
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Ziff Davis Inc
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Usability
Malwarebytes
When you have a product that does the job that it describes or advertises, you have to love it. While the malware posture is always changing, we depend on products that we pay for year after year to protect us from threats, both known and unknown. I give this rating because Malwarebytes just works and you don't have to worry whether it is going to beat up other programs on your systems.
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Ziff Davis Inc
VIPRE is very easy to use and administer. You have a lot of functionality from the server on what you can do with the clients. It has proved useful when I can't access a client any other way. I can reboot the computer from the server and then usually get back into that machine.
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Support Rating
Malwarebytes
I honestly haven't needed support for Malwarebytes because I haven't had any problems with it, whatsoever. I am giving it a 9 rating because I haven't actually had an encounter or experience with customer service or support, so it's hard to rate the actual support team since I've never had the privilege of coming into contact with them.
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Ziff Davis Inc
VIPRE support is usually pretty quick. Sometimes you have to get a lot of information to send back so they can see the issue. This has not been too bad and I understand why it's needed. VIPRE also has a free rescue tool that is very useful and easy to use. There have been others but VIPRE seems to keep theirs updated. It's my go-to even outside of work.
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Alternatives Considered
Malwarebytes
Avast and Norton's products were part of the testing for us but the cost was very high for them and the products were not light on the machine. They took up a lot of memory and slowed the computers down. Malwarebytes although may lack some feature, is a very light software.
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Ziff Davis Inc
We got a chance to buy AVG Business edition and we tried to install that throughout our organization and most specifically to our important systems but it was not compatible with a majority of them and we found AVG as high-demand software with a mediocre speed of action and more pricing. So in comparison to AVG, VIPRE is good in all aspects.
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Return on Investment
Malwarebytes
  • All of our donor and clients' information is now online and we can now show that we are really trying to keep their information safe.
  • We are now more comfortable entering donations through our website.
  • Donors are now comfortable entering their charge card information on our website.
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Ziff Davis Inc
  • The VIPRE MSP program cost effectively lets me integrate protection into every endpoint I protect.
  • Integration with ConnectWise for deployment and billing has increased our revenue.
  • Integration with ConnectWise for management means we keep endpoint protection coverage consistently above 99% to secure our clients.
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