Hello, guys. Please help!!!

I’m going to uninstall VIPRE Internet Security from computer as the license has expired. However, when I navigate to the Control Panel, the program doesn’t appear in the list of installed programs. What’s going on? The program hides itself to avoid being removed? Can I uninstall it through another helpful way? The only way I know to uninstall programs is via Windows Add or Remove Programs. How should I do?

Has anyone encountered the above issue and have resolved it?

Windows XP, 64 bit

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Basic Information about VIPRE Internet Security

–Safeguard Your Personal Data from Online Threats

VIPRE Internet Security is the easy-to-use, small-footprint antivirus software developed by ThreatTrack Security Inc. VIPRE Internet Security 2016 is the latest version of VIPRE. With its advanced security features, the award-winning Internet Security software combines powerful antivirus and anti-spyware technologies to keep you full protected against online threats without slowing down your PC. However, VIPRE Internet Security 2016 is not compatible with all the antivirus software. It will automatically remove your existing antivirus protection program and replace it with VIPRE.

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Comprehensive Antivirus and Anti-malware Protection

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VIPRER Internet Security delivers the comprehensive antivirus security and anti-malware protection from three aspects. First one, its certified antivirus protection ensures optimal security. Active Protection protects you from virus, Trojans, rootkits, spyware, spam and other online threats like identity theft. Second one, it automatically updates the out-of-date software and checks the new threat definitions against any hard-to-remove malware accessing your PC. Third one, its Firewall Protection protects against incoming and outgoing Internet traffic & anti-spam filters quickly and easily with customizable settings.

 

Program Details

Name VIPRE Internet Security
Publisher ThreatTrack Security Inc
Latest version VIPRE Internet Security 2016
File size 6.2MB
System requirement Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10(32- or 64-bit)
Default installation directory C:\Program Files\VIPRE
Official website https://www.vipreantivirus.com/

VIPRE Internet Security Installation Process

 

Step1. Once finished downloading, it will pop up a window that asks you to enter your Product key. If you don’t have one, click Agree and Continue button to go on.

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Step2. After that, you will receive a message box as shown below. Click Yes button to start VIPRE installation.

Step3. Then it will prompt you that VIPRE is now being installed on your computer! In addition to this, if the certain program installed on your computer interferes with the correction operation of VIPRE, the setup wizard will suggest you to remove the program. If you don’t want to remove, you can click Continue Anyway link. And click Yes button after a message box pops up.

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Step4. Now, VIPRE is installing its files and the latest version. You need to wait a few minutes.

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Step5. Then a window will pop up and tell you VIPRE is installed. Click Continue to VIPRE button to run the antivirus software.

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Warm tips: Here I kindly remind you what you should pay attention to when downloading and installing software especially freeware. Many PC users don’t know that lots of potentially unwanted programs come into the target computer mainly bundled with freeware. To avoid installing any unwanted programs, you should download software only from its official website. Many notorious websites tempt users to download some freeware through providing a quicker download link than the official site. Most of the time, such link is not reliable. It is likely that the third party developers have added other additional programs to the setup wizard. Usually, these extra programs are hidden within the Advanced or Custom installation and are checked by default. If you don’t need these unknown programs, deselect them before clicking the next button. In addition, you may encounter another situation. The setup wizard will also recommend some software to let you install and claim that these applications are powerful and able to help you improve PC performance and speed up your PC. Be cautious when you encounter the situation. I suggest you to carefully read the License Agreement and Privacy Policy of the recommended software.

 

Problems You May Encounter When Uninstalling VIPRE Internet Security

The common problems you may encounter are as listed below:

  • The program doesn’t appear in the listed of installed programs
  • Receive a error message when uninstalling the program
  • The program can’t be removed normally via Windows Add or Remove Programs.
  • Select the Program but you can’t find Uninstall or Remove button.

 

The Reasons to Cause the Problems May Be

  • The configuration information of the program is missing or deleted.
  • The registry entry of the program has been damaged or corrupted.
  • The program is stubborn or incomplete program.
  • Your PC has been infected by malware or virus.

 

Right Ways to Uninstall VIPRE Internet Security

 

Manual Uninstall Guide

Like most antivirus software, you can uninstall VIPRE Internet Security via Windows Add or Remove Programs. This is the most common way to uninstall any unwanted programs from computer. However, to make sure a complete removal, you still need to delete its leftover files, folder and registry entries.

 

Step1. Uninstall VIPRE Internet Security via Windows Add or Remove Programs.

Step2. Clean VIPRE leftover files and registry entries.

 

Automatic Uninstall Guide

Why you need an Automatic Uninstall Tool? Not all the unneeded programs you can uninstall or remove through the Standard Windows uninstall utilities. Stubborn, hidden or corrupted applications can’t be removed by the simple manual steps. Under the circumstance, you have to use a professional uninstall tool. Only in this way can you guarantee a thorough removal.

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Note: The Auto Uninstaller can help you quickly uninstall any unwanted programs and clean all of its files and registry entries within a few minutes.


Self-Help Guide

If you find VIPRE Internet Security runs in the background, please follow the guide below to shut it down.

Right-click on the program’s icon on the Taskbar and choose Shutdown VIPRE.

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Step1. Uninstall VIPRE Internet Security from Control Panel.

 

Windows 7

Click Start menu and select Control Panel.

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Click Uninstall a program under Programs.

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Search for VIPRE Internet Security and click Uninstall to remove it.

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After a window pops up, select the option Remove and click Next button.

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To free up space in system disk, you can choose “Yes, remove all items” and click Next button.

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Then a dialog box will pop up. Click Remove button to uninstall VIPRE Internet Security.

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Click Finish button.

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Finally, it will pops up a dialog box that asks you to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. You can select Yes restart your machine or No to restart later.

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Windows XP

Click Start menu and select Control Panel.

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Click Add or Remove Programs.

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Look for VIPRE Internet Security from the list of installed programs and press Remove button to uninstall it.

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After a window pops up, tick Remove option and click Next button.

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You can select “Yes, remove all items” or “No, do not remove data files” as you like. Then click Next button.

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Keep following the on-screen instruction and click Remove button.

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Press Finish button when a dialog box pops up.

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After that, you will receive a message box that asks you to restart your system for the configuration changes made to VIPRE Internet Security to take effect. You can choose Yes now or No if you would like to restart later.

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Windows 8/10

Right-click Start menu and select Programs and Features.

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Find out VIPRE Internet Security in the list of installed programs and click Uninstall to delete it.

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After a dialog box pops up, tick Remove option and click Next button.

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Select “Yes, remove all items” and click Next button.

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Click Remove button to remove VIPRE Internet Security from your computer.

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Hit Finish button to complete the uninstall process.

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Then you will receive a message box that requires you restart your PC. Just follow the instruction and click Yes button to restart the computer.

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Step2. Clean VIPRE leftover files and registry entries.

Follow the path given below to delete the files and folders left over by VIPRE Internet Security to free up your memory space.

C:\Program Files\VIPRE

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C:\ProgramData\VIPRE

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C:\USERS\User Name\AppData\Roaming\VIPRE

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C:\USERS\User Name\AppData\Local\VIPRE

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After finishing deleted the associated folders VIPRE Internet Security left over, now turn to clean its registry entries through Registry Editor. See the following guide. (Note: The following steps are suitable for Windows 7/Vista/XP/8/10)

Simultaneously press Windows + R keys on the keyboard.

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Then a dialog box will pop up as shown below. Type regedit into the run box and click OK button.

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In the Registry Editor window, simultaneously press Ctrl + F key on the keyboard or click Edit menu and select Find/Find Next option.

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After a dialog box pops up, type VIPRE/VIPRE Internet Security into the box and click Find Next button.

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Delete the associated registry files.

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To make sure a complete removal, I suggest you to check every registry key. Steps: Type program’s name into the box and click Find Next button.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

HKEY_CURRENT_USER

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

HKEY_USERS

HKEY_CURRENT_CONFIG

 

Warning: Registry is a system core that stores a lot of important settings and files. Any mistakes may cause serious system problems even break down the entire system. If you are a computer novice or inexperienced PC user, you are not suitable to perform this complicated and time-consuming step. In order to computer security, computer experts strongly recommend using an Automatic Uninstaller to safely and completely clean all the relevant registry files left over by VIPRE Internet Security.


 

Automatic Uninstall Guide

Compared with the manual uninstall steps, using an automatic uninstall tool is an easier, faster and more effective way to uninstall any unwanted programs from computer.

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Perfect Uninstaller is an easy-to-use uninstall tool specially designed to uninstall any unwanted programs easier, faster and safer than Windows Add or Remove Programs. With Perfect Uninstaller, you can forcibly uninstall any stubborn/hidden/corrupted programs that the Standard Add or Remove Programs can’t remove. In addition, the best uninstall tool can quickly identify and clean all the associated registry entries and junk files that the unwanted program left over. Moreover, the professional uninstall tool can help you disable unnecessary start-up programs to accelerate PC booting and improve your PC performance & speed!

Download Perfect Uninstaller by clicking the button below.

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  • When the window appears, click Next button.

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  • Select I accept the agreement and then click Next button.

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  • Keep following the on-screen instruction, select Destination Location and then click Next button.

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  • Choose the additional tasks you like and click Next button.

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  • Click Install button to continue with the installation.

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  • Click Finish button to complete Perfect Uninstaller setup wizard.

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Once finished installing, run Perfect Uninstaller to uninstall VIPRE Internet Security now! The uninstall tool provides two effective uninstall functions. You can choose either one to quickly uninstall the unwanted program.

 

Free Uninstall

Step1. Select the unwanted program from the list and click Uninstall button.

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Step2. Then a message box will pop up as shown below. It shows you the detailed information of the program including its version, install location, publisher and its homepage. Click Next button to continue the process.

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Step3. After a dialog box pops up, click Next button.

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Step4. Tick “Yes, remove all items” and click Next button.

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Step5. Keep following the on-screen instruction and click Remove button.

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Step6. Then you will receive a dialog box that tells you VIPRE Internet Security has successfully uninstalled. Click Finish button to exist the wizard.

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Step7. Now you will see a message box that requires you to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. I suggest you to click No button as you still need to remove the residual files left over by VIPRE Internet Security.

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Step8. Click Yes button to Residual file.

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Step9. Perfect Uninstaller will quickly scan your registry and drives for the left over files. Please wait for a moment.

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Step10. Click Next button to delete the associated files.

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Note: Perfect Uninstaller’ free version just provides a free scan to your registry and drives. To completely uninstall the application and delete its temporary files and registry entries, you need to register and purchase our product. Click Yes button to register and activate Perfect uninstaller.


Force Uninstall (Recommend uninstalling stubborn/hidden/corrupted programs)

Step1. Select VIPRE Internet Security and click Force Uninstall.

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Step2. Follow the guide below to look for VIPRE folder you want to scan. Find out the program’s folder and click OK button. The program installation location is C:\Program Files\VIPRE.

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Step3. Follow the on-screen instruction and click Next button. Perfect Uninstaller will scan your registry and drives for the residual files.

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Step4. Once finished scanning, click Next button to delete all the registry entries and files that created by VIPRE Internet Security.

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Can’t uninstall VIPRE Internet Security via Windows Add or Remove Programs? Want an easier and faster way to uninstall any unwanted programs from your PC? Why not try to use an automatic removal tool? Perfect Uninstaller is an easy-to-use uninstaller that can quickly and completely uninstall any stubborn or corrupted programs that couldn’t be removed through the Standard Windows Add or Remove Programs. Download the professional uninstall tool by clicking the button below.

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  • Uninstall unneeded program easily, fast and completely.
  • Forcibly uninstall stubborn programs without leaving any traces.
  • Delete all the registry entries and junk files a program left over.
  • Improve PC performance and speed.
  • Back up data to avoid data lost.

 

 

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