VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware is now released

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  1. larryb52

    larryb52 Registered Member

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    vista 32 bit with sunblet firewall which runs fine, it seems slow to scan start up files & won't load immediately or allow my wireless to load, take a couple minutes.
     
  2. ambient_88

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    A company as big as Sunbelt won't be able to afford selling a lifetime license.
     
  3. dan_maran

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    Just for the sake of trying the release I installed it on my Thinkpad.

    Couple of annoyances for me at least.

    I personally enjoy "Full Control" over an application, from install to unintall and everything in between. that said,

    1. I don't like the idea of not having a custom install option. <reasons will become evident later>

    2. I don't run scheduled scans, I do them manually when I see what time is the best for Me<which is not often at all>. As such, Vipre uses the Red "X" to let me know I am not on the right track according to the built in rules.
    A minor annoyance, but there should be a option to ignore this setting manually somewhere.

    3. I also don't use client-side email programs. I never really have, it has always been web/server based.
    Another Red "X".......

    4. A "right click" scan launches inside the main program window? Not what I was expecting, a simple small result window more than suffices.

    5. User interaction in cases of Malware, I couldn't find the setting "to prompt for action" so it auto blocks/quarantines every file it deems bad. I found the option for Suspects but not for "detections". What happens here in a case of a F/P? I understand the concept aiming at home users etc. but still a little popup from the taskbar is not enough in these cases. I understand that your company takes many steps to mitigate these happenings, but as we have seen this can happen to any vendor.

    6. Back to the no custom install option, I really despise icons on my desktop.....

    Other than that Good job!

    It may not be my "cup of tea" but it very well could be for someone else.
     
  4. kjempen

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    To the Sunbelt staff:
    Are you aware of this testing site: http://www.pcsl.info/ ? They also have some samples and provide a "heads-up" on sites that are infected/using exploits, maybe something to keep an eye on?
     
  5. DarkButterfly

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    I believe that VIPRE installation is as customizable as any other antivirus installation. They pretty much all ask the same (some don't even ask at all):

    - if we wish a scheduled scanning
    - how much advanced should be active protection
    - how and when to update
    - later on people can set other options they wish

    I found VIPRE to be quite simple on that. Not to much confusion with the settings, which turns out to be great for the home users, who just want something to protect with minimal impact.

    I agree that the red Xs are quite annoying (a person who does not understand very much of how this sort of things work, would think their system were at danger).

    I also agree that there should be an interaction with the user to ask what to do if a threat/suppose threat is found by the Active Protection.
    Sometimes it asks, but only when the process is labeled "suspicious".

    It should also ask when a known bad process is found (VIPRE Known). Why? It may just be a FP. And at this particular situation, the user should choose what to do. It has happened during my testing (Comodo BoClean). I had to add Comodo folder to the "Always Allowed" list.
    It's fine, but, there should be an option to choose to just ignore it for the moment. We can be doing some work and not want to be bother to add things to allowed list in order not to be bothered again. Just a thought.

    You can always delete any desktop icons later. Fine, there should be none installed, but it is a minor thing among all others, and it happens with pretty much all apps. I wouldn't be giving much importance to this.

    Best regards
     
  6. alexeck

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    Yes, we scan inside of zip file with Active Protection if the files are extracted from the zip. We also scan inside of zip files when doing a normal on-demand scan.
     
  7. gery

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    is there a trial version and how long will it last?
     
  8. bigc73542

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    The trial I looked at was a 15 day trial.
     
  9. DarkButterfly

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    There's something I don't quite understand:

    I have both RC and Gold versions and both are builds 2243. Is that right?
     
  10. Datagg

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    For now Ive uninstalled it. But I did like it, and would revisit again in the future when they decide to add a firewall AND THUS supports 64 bit.

    As of now, it leaves to many holes in what is supposed to be a full security solution as the advertising states"The End Of Antivirus As You Know It". Well in my book that covers a huge arena. So Its no wonder why its not advertised as a full suite, As sunbelt has to see that, thus in essence to stray away from calling it a "full security suite" in advertisment, cause its plainly not at this point in time.

    Well back to my other suite that covers it all ..... Sorry sunbelt, great product but with too many holes as of now.
     
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  11. zfactor

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    no slow startup time for me. it runs great so far
     
  12. eburger68

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    DarkButterfly:

    You asked:

    Yes,the RC version became the release version. If you have build 2243, you have the latest.

    Eric L. Howes
     
  13. DarkButterfly

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    :thumb:
     
  14. Cytoned

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    Been a few updates, still not detecting any of the files in 455VIREN.zip.
     
  15. ipje

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    Today I installed vipre, removed old virus programm and Counterspy. Reboot my computer, removed leftovers, cleaned registry,
    rebooted computer, installed vipre, rebooted computer, completed setup wizard. I can't update vipre, get a HTTP error 500. Registration was no
    problem, but update failed. Not using any software firewall, no proxy, using windows XP with all the updates.

    Sent a support form, waiting for a answer. ;)
     
  16. ipje

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    Posted on another forum :
    Thanks for letting us know. We have had a few other people reporting this error as well. Currently we are looking into it and it should be resolved shortly.

    Regards,
    Jason Layman
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    So I hope the problem is solved soon.
     
  17. ipje

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    The problem is solved, something was wrong with the server I think. :cool:
     
  18. sukarof

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    I installed Vipre and threw a couple of viruses to it. I guess there is no way to submit malware that Vipre doesn't detect through a scan?
     
  19. Cytoned

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  20. alexeck

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    455viren.zip is a collection of fairly ancient DOS viruses, that aren't even on the Wildlist. We're looking at them though, but I have to be honest and say that we have some higher priorities right now than these.

    If you want to test VIPRE's detection, you could (in a virtual machine) go to places like Google Groups, search for recent postings pushing free ringtones or something and find some fake codecs, etc. Then install some adware (Zango, etc.), pull out some trojans/worms out of quarantine in your email, look at some of the current spam pushing malware, etc. That's a more relevant test, IMHO.
     
  21. Fly

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    Technically this might not be the correct place to post this, but since Sunbelt is monitoring this, and Counterspy has been described as a subset of VIPRE:

    I've had a subscription to Counterspy for over a year now.

    Version: 2.5.1043, latest definitions.

    Merging the definition updates can be very slow.

    6 or 12 months ago I also saw the 'wait a few minutes' message, but recently the merging of the updates has been taking much more time.

    I'd say it's taking five times as much (or more) time than in the past. Sometimes it's so rediculously slow that I'm tempted to stop updating. (I'm using the same computer)

    What has changed, the amount of malware, or does it have anything to do with the structure of the definitions file/updates ?

    On another note: please give Counterspy version 3 a decent beta before making it an official release ! Even though Counterspy version three is supposed to be a subset of VIPRE.
     
  22. Cytoned

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    It seems that VIPRE cannot scan for rootkits on a 64-bit platform currently. I'm running it on Vista x64 SP1 and the rootkit option is greyed out.

    Does anyone know if the FirstScan technology works on x64?
     
  23. eburger68

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    Fly:

    You asked:

    Both -- the explosion of malware plus the structure/format of the defs. The CounterSpy 2.x defs are most certainly a problem at this point.

    Both VIPRE and the upcoming CounterSpy 3.x use a completely new defs structure -- plus, both use new types of detections that simply don't require the amount of data that the CounterSpy 2.x detections demand. The result is definitions that are many times smaller -- even with a full update. Incremental updates -- which we did implement but temporarily suspended in order to correct a minor glitch -- will make the definition downloads for VIPRE and CSC 3.x very quick.

    As for CounterSpy Consumer 3.x, the last plans I heard were to start a public beta in the next week or so. This beta won't last as long as the VIPRE Beta, because so much code is shared between them.

    Eric L. Howes
    Sunbelt Software
     
  24. Edwin024

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    I have a scan running with VIPRE now... It's already running for 108 minutes and the end is not in sight. It is a deep scan, but I do that with others too and VIPRE is a real champ...it's the only one with such a time stamp on scanning :(
     
  25. Bubba

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    Per request and for ease of discussion, numerous posts concerning Vipre\ransomware were moved to a thread of their own.

    moved here---> Is VIPRE able to prevent ransomware
     
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