eEye Adds Vista, Windows 2008 Support to Blink 4.0

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  1. lodore

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    Hello,
    i just got an email saying that eEye adds support for vista and server 2008.
    so i found the info on the main website.
    enjoy
     
  2. Victek

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    Thanks for the heads up. I've been curious about Blink and waiting for Vista support. From the list of features it sounds like a complete security suite. Hopefully there will be some in-depth reviews of this new version soon.
     
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    Hi

    Is their free version also 4.0? I couldn't find a download link.

    Thanks
     
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    I installed this product on a non tech savy friend and she still managed to get herself infected. Makes me wonder, is their "plug the zeroday" strategy actually working.
     
  6. lodore

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    depends if it came up with a prompt and she clicked on allow i guess.
    then again nothing is 100percent.
     
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    Yes good point. User education is the key....but some friends just don't get it.

    There is a detailed review on the product at http://www.eeye.com/html/assets/pdf/VB100eEye-May08.pdf
     
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    yes that is correct.
     
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    Sigh, still incompatible with sandboxie...anyone know why?
     
  11. nasdaqms

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    It sounds great!,worth to try it!

    does it better than the microsoft security?
     
  12. lodore

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    well obvisally its better than secuirty software from microsoft.
    the av engine is from norman. all the rest is made by Eeye themselfs.
     
  13. Victek

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    This is thorough and well written review. It's important to know that Blink is not fully hardened by default - the user has to go through the settings to make it as secure as possible.
     
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    I'm getting an updating error that says: Administrator privileges are required. I'm using Vista and I downloaded it by using Firefox.
     
  15. Victek

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    Update: I installed Blink 4 on Windows XP SP2. The GUI is functional, but not much to look at and a little unintuitive. AV/AS scans are very fast. A full scan on my system took less then 30 minutes (7 gigs of files). The vulnerability scanner is a strong feature that analyzes the system in depth and provides a detailed (and pretty complex) report when it's done. One problem I had was by default the firewall blocked the windows update web site - it was possible to connect to the site, but not download security updates. I temporarily turned off the firewall to get around this. There may be a simple fix for this, but I had already decided to uninstall the program. In a nutshell Blink 4.0 is a powerful program, but you need a better then average understanding of security software to get the best out of it. I've switched back to the Vipre beta on my XP box, which is very stable and has a more intuitive design IMHO.
     
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    Thats my expirence too. I really like the program, but it takes a lot of configuration to work properly which can be both fun but also a pain in the ass :p
     
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