VIPRE 4.0

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    I know its been beaten to death, but has anyone on the forum done their own detection testing with VIPRE 4.0 seen as how they arent in AVC yet? Ive been readin through the latest VIPRE threads and wasnt able to find anything.
     
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    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=266893

    there's a video test in that ^ thread. it's not super comprehensive, but it'll give you an idea of how well it works. it was tested without all of its components enabled and still managed to block appx 75% of threats. fwiw, the poster of the video said it blocked 100% of the threats with its website blocking component enabled.
     
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    There is no 7. Im looking for the tests that have been done by Wilders members. I just cant seem to find them all.
     
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    One test that made me start believe in it. I had MSE on all my home computers and then went for Vipre seeing as my fileserver, Win7 x64, took a huge speed increase over MSE when I gave it a test run.

    Vipre found 2-3 infections on every computer in my home which I verified with MWB and google not to be false positives. It's a good product.
     
  6. whitedragon551

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    I use it. I love it. But Im really looking for documented testing thats been done in VM's or on a fresh install etc. I am writing a blog post for it and want some proof that its good. Ive got screenshots, a video, and now I need detection rates.
     
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    Yes Vipre 4 Is really nice app:):)

    I won 1 key in Twitter Giveaway for Premium Version and email to the sunbelt support ,they reset my key and now im using Vipre AV with 1 year license free
     
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    Maybe good AV/AS (btw fp idman.exe as a trojan) but the fw must have the option to block specific ip:s. I'm waiting for that before I will fully use my 1 year twitter reg...In my opinion this is a must for a descent fw...If not it's not a fw...
     
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    Alright guys once again Im looking for detection testing that has been done here at Wilders. I know there is some, but I cant find it.
     
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    Already got that one. Thanks though. Any others I missed?
     
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    No,i found only this one
     
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    But we have something to look forward to!

    TH
     
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    Yeah I cant really be asked to wait for something that should have been done. Hence the reason for looking else where.
     
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    Just did a test with a small sample of today's malware links found on various web sites. Only 10 links, so again, a small sample, but a sample none the less.

    I tested the latest release of Vipre (installed and updated - all settings left as per the install). It didn't perform all that well in my opinion.

    Vipre

    MBAM Scan after the test revealed 52 infections:

    Memory Processes Infected: 1
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 37
    Registry Values Infected: 2
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 3
    Files Infected: 9

    I have attached the MBAM scan log. Also included in the scan log is the list of 10 malware samples used. Obviously, anyone downloading this file, please don't visit the links unless you know what you are doing. They are live and active malware!

    Did the exact same test with Kaspersky.

    Kaspersky

    MBAM Scan after the test revealed 0 infections:

    Memory Processes Infected: 0
    Memory Modules Infected: 0
    Registry Keys Infected: 0
    Registry Values Infected: 0
    Registry Data Items Infected: 0
    Folders Infected: 0
    Files Infected: 0
     

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    Igester can I send a list of my settings to you and have you do the test with them to see how it fairs?
     
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    Can't do it again tonight, but I can most likely give it a try again on the weekend if you want to send me a list of settings. Obviously I would use different links. It doesn't worry you that it did that poorly with the default settings though?
     
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    Not really as I dont use default settings for anything.
     
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    Unfortunately though, a lot of people would install it and not know how to set it up and would be subject to issues if they were surfing in the wrong places.
     
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    TheIgster, you have taken testing AVs to the level of the well informed user as most members at Wilders are, and regardless what the results are individually, one can see that AVs cannot be relied upon completely.

    I have a few observations/questions that I'd like to address in this forum: Malwarebytes AntiMalware seems the scanner by which all others scanners are judged how well they fare in a test. Why isn't it competing like all top notch scanners at AV Comparatives? Why isn't MBAM called an AV?

    My feeling is that seen your tests, AVs ought to have maximum settings as default rather than the opposite (I'm not suggesting that you should change your methodology, rather AVs should change their out of the box settings), and an interesting test (if it can be tested) would be to check the time that each company needs to add a 0 day to their signature list.

    I think your testing activity is definitely more productive that a lot of superficial comments about AVs. Thanks.
     
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    Because MBAM isnt an AV its an AM. Anti Malware which covers a broad range of infections.

    Unfortunately the average uninformed user doesnt and they out number us. They want something that installs without fuss and set it and forget it. Thats what they get. Until then we have to live with changing defaults. We need to find the happy medium. Find settings for programs that allow maximum protection and average resource consumption without making programs and the internet unusable due to pop ups. Thats what we should be testing are the happy medium settings where security freaks and average users can both be satisfied with out of the box settings.
     
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    Exactly. So why isn't it tested along with AVs? If it checks what most AVs miss, why not run a test with them, particularly the 'On-Demand Comparatives Tests' which given their reputation they should top without any problems.
     
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    This is irrelevant to the topic I started, but why would you test an "Anti-Malware" program with Anti-Virus software. They are totally different products aimed at scanning for different types of infections. An AV specializes in virus detection while anti-malware is a broad range of infections.
     
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