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Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunbelt VIPRE 4.0 Released

I was lucky enough to get in on the Twitter give away for 1 year free of Sunbelt VIPRE 4.0 Anti-virus Premium security suite which includes a firewall, anti-virus, HIPs, web filtering, email protection, process protection, and a few other tools such as file shredder, and browser tracks cleaner.

Here are some of the features of the new Anti-virus and the AV Premium Suite.

Stem requirements are as follows:

System Requirements

* Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit)
* NEW: compatible with Windows 7 (32/64-bit), and also compatible with XP mode in W7. License applies per machine, no extra license needed for XP mode.
* Windows Vista+ (All flavors) 32 and 64-bit
* Windows Server 2003 (32/64-bit)
* Windows XP SP1, SP2, SP3 (Home, Pro, Media Center, Tablet) 32 and 64-bit
* Windows 2000 SP4 RollUp 1
* A minimum of 512MB RAM
* Supported Email Applications: Outlook 2000+, Outlook Express 5.0+, Windows Mail on Vista, and SMTP and POP3 (Thunderbird, IncrediMail, Eudora, etc. We support SSL only in Outlook and Outlook Express.)
* Installation of VIPRE is not supported on Windows 95, 98, NT, or ME, Macintosh or Linux

VIPRE 4.0 hasnt been tested yet with AV Comparatives so there is no telling where this AV rates among top competitors such as NOD32, KAV, and Avira Antivir. I can however link you to a forum of security specialists that have done some independent testing in virtual machines.

It has also passed VB100's testing which means no false positives and 100% detection in the test.

This test was done by AlexDBR of Wilders Security:

This test shows the web filtering security of VIPRE.

A direct link to this video can be found here:

Here are the screenshots: