VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware is now released

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by guest, Jul 22, 2008.

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  1. Diazruanova

    Diazruanova Registered Member

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    No Eicar detection, NADA!

    I was able to download the double Zip file, open it and then the next zip and nothing and then I managed to "run" the Eicar file without VIPRE saying nothing at all, so the question is am I protected?

    Apparently VIPRE is running fine and it has the latest definitions update and of course, I have active protection enabled.
     
  2. larryb52

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    mine stopped me, wonder what's up?
     
  3. Diazruanova

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    Well, after scanning on demand the eicar file and checking the Risk Details, I found the following information:

    Risk name: EICAR (v)
    Source: Scanner
    Risk level: Low
    Risk category: Misc (General)

    Description: An innocuous viral test file. It is safe because it is not a virus, and does not include any fragments of viral code. It is typically used for testing anti-virus products.

    Advice: This is a low risk and may be kept or removed at your discretion. A low risk has only vague or minimal privacy and security effects. If this is a program that you knowingly and deliberately installed, you may consider keeping it. If it is a cookie, then you may consider remo
    ving it.

    So, is this the reason why VIPRE does NOT react before Eicar´s presence?
     
  4. ipje

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    Always the Eicar file, so now we get 5 pages of discussions about the detection of a testfile. :thumbd:
     
  5. Diazruanova

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    Well dude, I think that some users who do not come to this forum to read your wise and enlightening posts, may think that their VIPRE AV is not working correctly and therefore is not detecting a real virus or a trojan, so try not be so arrogant :thumbd:
     
  6. Graystoke

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    A question for Firefox users. After installing Vipre, did your bookmarks disappear? Mine did. Every last one of them. I had to do a system restore to get them back. What's up with that?

    Firefox 3, XP Home/SP3.
     
  7. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    you used the cleaner in tools, and obviously did not look at what you had selected it to clean...
     
  8. Sportscubs1272

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    So does a behavior blocker such as Threatfire interfere with VIPRE or works together?
     
  9. Graystoke

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    I sure as hell did. :doubt: I didn't look close enough to see if Firefox bookmarks were listed. Very stupid mistake on my part. :(

    Thanks C.S.J.
     
  10. lodore

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    then again i think sunbelt shpuld remove that option. otherwise lots of users are gonna complain there firefox bookmarks disapeared after using the cleaner. who would want to delete there bookmarks?
     
  11. Miyagi

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    I highly agree. It happened to me too. Well, the list to delete was too long so I haven't checked it carefully but I think all the bookmarks should be "unchecked" by default.
     
  12. doktornotor

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    It shouldn't even exist. Why would anyone ever want to have his bookmarks wiped by some security tool?! o_O :rolleyes:
     
  13. eburger68

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    Folks:

    Regarding the bookmarks issue, this is a design error that should have been caught before release -- it wasn't. We added it to our "product backlog" list last week, which means that "feature" is scheduled to be removed in an upcoming build/version of VIPRE. Sorry, no projected date at the moment for when that new build or version will be released.

    Eric L. Howes
    Sunbelt Software
     
  14. Fly

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    Just a question about Counterspy version 3 (consumer edition), which is supposedly a subset of VIPRE:

    Compared to Counterspy 2.5.1043, will version 3 require more or less RAM and CPU usage ?
     
  15. larryb52

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    you just lost a sale...nice to see honesty tho but a new build for that kind of 'goof' should be available a little faster thans Sorry we don't know...I don't know when I'll buy it either & FWIW you need to go with 30 days trial, 15 is far too few no matter how low the price is...
     
  16. Miyagi

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  17. Graystoke

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    Not a glowing review, but not bad I guess.
     
  18. Graystoke

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    I've been running Vipre for a while and it's a nice piece of software. The only thing is, there is no virus definition updates during the weekend. A week point in my opinion. Too bad because other wise I like Vipre.
     
  19. guest

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    definition updates slower than other antivirus,antispware
     
  20. GES/POR

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    Maybe 4 you, ive never seen any faster updates then vipre's.
     
  21. guest

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    maybe,
    i have seen
    eset, dr.web
    may be yoy have never tried them
     
  22. lodore

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    i find updating slow as well.
    im used to the speed of drweb and KL.
    great product and does what it says on the tin.
     
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  23. Graystoke

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    I don't have a problem with the speed of the updates. I don't think they are all that slow. My concern is the lack of updating during the weekend. Looks like it's what Norton and McAfee use to be. If there is a necessity for an update on the weekend, it will happen, if not, wait until Monday. :doubt:
     
  24. GES/POR

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    Actually i have n your right they are fastest probably cause they r the fastest on the market for a long time now. Not a fair comparison there mait. Do mind that Vipre is new and isnt slow at all with updating but then again a cheapskate should maybe get off dialup.
     
  25. Kayracc

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    unless it's a major virus/spyware/whatever, please name me 1 antivirus that updates on the weekends? because usually the 30 or so ish files i send on the weekends, get a nice long 20+ emails on monday morning with the analysis of them all/saying it will be updated :p

    -Brian
     
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