GFI Software recently announced the launch of VIPRE Antivirus 2013 and VIPRE Internet Security 2013.

"GFI has introduced three new features to remove old software, update third party patches and add improvements to its scanning capabilities," writes SC Magazine's Dan Raywood.

"The most notable is a new feature only available in the premium Internet Security called Easy Update," writes CNET's Seth Rosenblatt. "Easy Update streamlines the update process for your other programs. You won't have to accept any EULAs, and the User Account Control in Windows 7 and Vista has been bypassed as well. It basically creates a system for patching software that doesn't require active input.

"The updates we’ve made to VIPRE 2013 enhance what the product has always delivered -- simplicity and effectiveness," Mark Patton, general manager of GFI's Security Business Unit, said in a statement. "However, effective AV is not the only concern many people have. The average Internet user does not have the time or inclination to manage AV software. They simply want a product they can easily install that protects against threats aimed at them, and one that doesn’t interfere with their PC’s performance. They don’t have time to manage third-party software either, but they sure would like a simple and intuitive way to fix any weaknesses in their PC due to third-party applications. VIPRE 2013 identifies these weaknesses and fixes them."

"VIPRE Antivirus 2013 is available now," Help Net Security notes. "A single-user annual subscription is priced at just $39.99. VIPRE Internet Security 2013 is also available now for $49.99 for one year per user."