VIPRE Antivirus 4.0 Update 2 BETA Consumer

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  1. atomomega

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    Release Announcement @ Sunbelt's Beta Forum
    Directions for BETA testers can be found at the link provided above.
     
  2. Nevis

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    thx for update ...
     
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    Thanks for update :thumb: Looking forward for their next stable release...
     
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    Thanks for the update:thumb:
     
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    Good Morning ! Looking forward to using Vipre Premium again if the problem I was experiencing with the Rootkit driver has been rectified. Looking forward to it's final release. Sincerely...Securon
     
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    I noticed that the "Handling of Unknown Programs" settings dialog is missing from the beta version. Is this something that is being removed from future versions of Vipre? If so, how are unknown and suspicious programs treated? I would assume they will be allowed as this is what the retail default settings are. Is this correct? Are the newer version(s) of Vipre heading in the direction of giving the end user less control of the decision making process?

    I've been very impressed by Vipre's results in the MRG Flash Tests and the light system impact I've seen in testing I've done myself so far. :thumb:
     
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    Yeap... they removed the "Handling of Unknown Programs" settings. All programs are allowed to run. They said they can't put them back on now, but rather on the next release.
     
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    Thanks atomomega! Do you know what the criteria are for suspicious programs? In my limited testing it seems like anything located outside of the "Program Files" folder fall under this detection. I'm still browsing the Sunbelt forums so I may find all my answers there. Thanks again!
     
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    Decided to take the plunge and tried Vipre this evening. It won't detect anything at all on my system. Downloaded eicar.com without a peep. Extracted a known malware I keep on hand for testing and again, no warning at all. I saw this same behavior from Emsisoft Anti-Malware and I suspect that once again the conflict is with Malware Defender. Oh well, back to Avira.
     
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    Ostrodamus,

    Did you have the "Check files when they are opened or copied" option disabled? If so, VIPRE's Active Protection would not detect the threats unless they are executed.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Nick! Yes, that option was checked.

    I'm running some more tests in my VM after restoring my system and it's looking like Jetico Firewall is the issue and not Malware Defender. I'll keep testing until I get some combination that works for me and if I need any help, I'll post in the Sunbelt forums. I guess this is the fun with making changes to a layered setup! ;)

    EDIT: Installed on real system after removing Jetico. Very light on memory, but SBAMSvc.exe maxing out all 4 cores for about 1 minute after logon. SBAMSvc.exe repeatedly spiking CPU use depending on what I was doing. Just too heavy for me.
     
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    i am planning to install this now ... i think its doing great + i really want to know what the seed fuzz about Vipre :D
     
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    Okay, try disabling "Check files when they are opened or copied" option for the Monitor.

    Have you any other security programs running with Vipre?

    Plus I would try the official release as for me it is more stable than the beta versions so far.
     
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    Hi Blackcat!
    I'll respectfully pass on this suggestion as I would never run any AV this way. I prefer to catch malware on access. If Vipre needs that much CPU time to scan files on access, I'll stick with a lesser performing AV in the MRG flash tests.
    Everything in my signature with the exception of Avira and Jetico which were both completely removed prior to installing Vipre. I monitor all of my installs with Ashampoo Uninstaller, so I'm pretty confident that every trace of these installs was removed.
    I didn't note any instability issues, but I may give this a try if I decide to give Vipre another shot on my rig. My current thought was to wait until Vipre 5 is released and give that a shot. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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