VIPRE 5.0 Beta Released

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  1. NickHSunbelt

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    NEW TRAY ICON!!!!

    Also all this other stuff:

    OVERVIEW

    GFI Software is very pleased to announce the beta release of VIPRE Antivirus 2012 and VIPRE Internet Security 2012!

    Our planned public release date is in late October, and we invite you to preview and test our betas today.


    The following products are currently available for beta testing:

    VIPRE ANTIVIRUS 2012
    Version 5.0.5038 with installer version 5.0.1092

    VIPRE INTERNET SECURITY 2012 (formally known as VIPRE Premium)
    Version 5.0.5038 with installer version 5.0.1092


    WHAT'S NEW

    In addition to a number of "under-the hood”-improvements, the key changes for VIPRE Antivirus 2012 are focused on ease-of-usability, performance and stability.

    The headline features for VIPRE Antivirus 2012 include the following:

    IMPROVEMENTS TO THE USER INTERFACE
    Enhancements are centered on ease-of-use and feature an updated look and feel. High-visibility buttons have been added for quick access to frequently accessed areas. Changes to the text have been made for clarity.

    PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
    Improvements have been made to VIPRE Antivirus that focuses on stability and performance.

    CUSTOM SCHEDULED SCANS
    Users can now schedule a custom scan specifying certain scan options at specified times.

    INSTALLATION MADE EASY
    Installing VIPRE Antivirus can be done in as little as three clicks! Using a new installer technology, VIPRE Antivirus 2012 will be completely configured and ready to use after the installation has been completed.

    SPAM FILTERING, POWERED BY CLOUDMARK®
    VIPRE Internet Security now includes anti-spam support for POP3 accounts. When enabled, it will check incoming e-mail, determine whether it is spam, and then automatically flag the e-mail as spam.

    FIREWALL ENHANCEMENTS
    The enhanced firewall, only available in the VIPRE Internet Security, will now trust known good programs, while still blocking spyware, worms, key loggers, and trojans. The VIPRE Internet Security firewall will protect your computer against attacks and will alert you to suspicious events.

    SUPPORT TOOLS
    A customized version of TeamViewer™ is included for easy and direct access to GFI Technical Support. In addition, improvements to the other diagnostic tools have been made.


    HOW TO OBTAIN THE BETA
    Please view the compete release announcement at this page:

    http://forums.gfi.com/m.aspx?m=900802553
     
  2. varunit

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    If you have any screenshots please post them. I don't really test beat software, but would like to watch the scrrenshots :D
     
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    Finally! Another beta we've been waiting for. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks a lot :)
     
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    cool. thanks for posting here, i'd been keeping an eye on the beta forum for a while :D
     
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    What is the default time that a user can miss updates (eg. away from home for a few days etc) before Vipre will redownload the full database of definitions instead of just incrementals?
     
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    Stapp,

    I believe this is four days generally but it's based off of the incremental updates we currently have hosted. The reason we require a full update after a certain amount of days is due to the fact that we release so many definition updates per day and it can possibly take longer apply the amount of incremental definition updates that accumulate over four days than it would take to redownload and apply a full update. Of course, this can vary depending on download speeds and system performance.
     
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    I like the gui...:)
    Any beta for vipre antivirus? I mean my license for vipre antivirus will work on this?
     
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    I like the new GUI's look. I hope the scan speeds have been perked up with this build.
     
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    I don't like the way it looks.
    What is now "greenlight green" is gonna be olive or pea soup green.
    Like Webroot.
    :thumbd:
     

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  14. cupez80

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    awesome.. gonna try this now :D
    btw what is beta switch ( /beta )??
    any improvement on AV engine ?
    installation always fail when downloading :( is there any offline installer ?
     
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  15. Tarnak

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    First off I was starting from version 4.0.4194 in this snapshot, so I appended the beta switch and got the download, which upgraded to v4.0.4269.

    ScreenShot_Vipre_4..0.4269_'ASUS Repair copy2'_02.jpg

    After the reboot which was then at v4.0.4269, I appended the beta switch, again. as follows, which let me install V5.0.5038.
    ScreenShot_Vipre_4.0.4280_update_01.jpg

    ScreenShot_Vipre_4.0.4280_update_02.jpg

    ScreenShot_Vipre_4.0.4280_update_03.jpg

    This version has a new driver seen for the first time.

    ScreenShot_Vipre_4.0.4280_update_04.jpg
     
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    Any plans of including web filter in standalone AV like NOD32 or Bitdefender?
     
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    In my case after ugrade av from ver. 4 to beta relase, my system (win 7 x64) was completly unstable. I was forced to uninstall it in safe mode
     
  18. Tarnak

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    Based on this screenshot, it appears the 'quick scan' is decidedly faster. ;)

    ScreenShot_Vipre_4.0.4280_update_07.jpg

    P.S. I don't run scans that often, as I have other measures that mitigate.
     
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    The GUI needs a little polishing IMO ... in case of yaslaw it hung is 7 x64 system..will wait for the next beta then
     
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    Excuse my stupidity, but I don't understand this "beta switch" feature.
    Enabled it ok, running Vipre 4.0.4280, but can't see how to check for program update, rather than just definitions? Or do you download the installer, and just install on top? How does this work please?
     
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    Good Morning ! All I have to say in regards to the new GUI...I like it's Clean Green Mean Machine look. And to Page 42...Green and Bare it...Green and Bare it...Lol ! My main wish for Vipre 5.0 is that they've been able too introduce some form of digital fingerprinting to eliminate lengthy scan times...two plus hours on the full system or custom scans is far too long. Sincerely...Securon
     
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    Tried the beta initially on a snapshot containing Prevx WSA beta; incompatible with each other. Tried again with a new snapshot on Vista 32. Initial observations.

    1. Install took about 5 minutes with the threat definitions taking the longest time period.

    2. After reboot, applied beta switch and updated with no problems.

    3. Disappointed that they could not use the snake icon for the tray icon; if they can use this for the mobile version why not the desktop?. Quick Scan is faster IME, and overall program seems snappier.


    Open main Window; Help>About will give you program version.

    You should be able to install over your previous version; see here .
     

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    @Blackcat...Thank you very much for the help, and for the valuable info revealing incompatibility with wrsa atm. Cheers, Dermot :thumb:
     
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    @Dermot7; no problem. Keep an eye on the GFI beta forum; you can post there with any problems. Their support is very good.

    Overall, Vipre 5 looks promising for a first beta.
     
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    To me they are just too big.

    Thanks.
     
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