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Sunbelt’s ‘Vipre Antivirus + AntiSpyware program’ with 20% discount for members of Smokey’s

Sunbelt have very generously offered all members of Smokey’s Security Forums a 20% discount on their ‘Vipre Antivirus + AntiSpyware program’. To take advantage of this offer please follow these instructions: http://www.smokey-services.eu/forums/index.php/topic,42891.0.html
Our gratitude and thanks to Sunbelt and to Kara Kritzer for this offer to our members!

VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware

VIPRE combines antivirus, antispyware, anti-rootkit and other technologies into a seamless, tightly-integrated product. Built with next-generation technology, VIPRE (Virus Intrusion Protection Remediation Engine) gives you powerful antivirus and antispyware software in-one that protects you against today’s highly complex malware threats including viruses, adware, spyware and rootkits.

Features:

High performance threat protection with low impact to system resources.
User surveys show the biggest frustration with existing antivirus programs is bloat and high resource usage. VIPRE Antivirus runs seamlessly without significantly impairing system performance and is designed for an unobtrusive user experience, keeping notification pop-ups and warnings to a minimum.

All-new technology delivers a unique antivirus and antispyware engine

At VIPRE’s core is an antivirus and antispyware engine that merges the detection of all types of malware into a single efficient and powerful system. The new technology was developed exclusively by Sunbelt, without building on older generation antivirus engines. VIPRE uses next-generation technologies making it the future of antivirus programs!

Advanced anti-rootkit technology

VIPRE’s all-new anti-rootkit technology finds and disables malicious hidden processes, threats, modules, services, files, Alternate Data Streams (ADS), or registry keys on a user’s system.

VIPRE is Checkmark Anti-Virus Desktop certified by West Coast Labs and will receive additional certifications through other certifying bodies in the coming months.

Removing rootkits is supplemented by VIPRE’s FirstScan™ which runs at the system’s boot time. FirstScan bypasses the Windows operating system, to directly scan certain locations of the hard drive for malware, removing infections where found.

Real-time monitoring with Active Protection™

VIPRE’s Active Protection delivers real time monitoring and protection against known and unknown malware threats. Active Protection works inside the Windows kernel (the core of the operating system), watching for malware and stopping it before it has a chance to execute on a user’s system.

Active Protection incorporates three methods to protect the user:

* Signature matching, comparing a file for an exact match against VIPRE’s definition database
* Heuristic analysis, which looks at the internal characteristics of a file to determine the likelihood that it is malware;
* Behavioral analysis, observing the actual actions of a program to determine if it is possibly malware.

Full protection against email-borne threats

VIPRE Antivirus includes comprehensive protection against email viruses, with direct support for Outlook, Outlook Express and Windows Mail; and support for any email program that uses POP3 and SMTP (Thunderbird, IncrediMail, Eudora, etc.).

System Requirements

* At least an IBM Compatible 400MHZ computer with minimum 512MB RAM
* At least 150MB of available free space on your hard drive
* All Internet browsers are supported for Active Protection, scanning, and removal of threats. Internet Explorer 6 or higher must be installed for VIPRE to function properly; however IE does not have to be your default browser.
* Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 SP4 RU1, Windows XP and higher (32 and 64-bit), Windows Vista and higher (32 and 64-bit)
* Supported Email Applications: Outlook 2000 and higher, Outlook Express 5.0 and higher, Windows Mail on Vista, and SMTP and POP3 (Thunderbird, IncrediMail, Eudora, etc.)

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August 22, 2009 Posted by | Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Malware, Recommended External Security Related Links | , , , , | 1 Comment

Smokey’s Security Forums now on ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’

To keep up with technology and as additional service to the community, from now on you can keep up with the latest posted and/or reproduced on Smokey’s Security Forums on Facebook and Twitter.

Smokey’s on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Smokeys-Security-Forums/151174745864
Smokey’s on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SmokeysSecurity

New content will be added regularly.
Feel free to ‘Become a Fan’ or to ‘Follow’.  🙂

August 15, 2009 Posted by | Advisories, Alerts, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Bundleware, Friends, Malware, Phishing, Recommended External Security Related Links, Toolbarware, Vulnerabilities | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surf Smokey’s with confidence: all external links in posts are checked and rated by WOT – Web of Trust

Being a serious security board, we take our members web safety very seriously. This is why we have integrated the WOT (Web of Trust) feature on our board Smokey’s Security Forums.
All members will now be able to view the safety of any link provided on our site and will be able to see the trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy, and child safety of any site before clicking the link. More about WOT below.

WOT- Web of Trust

WOT warns you about risky websites. It will keep you safe from online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, viruses and unreliable shopping sites. WOT warns you before you interact with a risky website. This is the reason that all external links in posts on Smokey’s Security Forums are from now on checked by WOT and therefore guarantee safe surfing via our board.

WOT is also available as free Internet security addon for your browser. We advice you to download and install this useful addon. It is an free, extra layer of defense against risky websites.

WOT is available as addon for Firefox and Internet Explorer.

System requirements

– WOT Firefox addon:

Operating system: Windows (all), Mac OS X, or Linux
Browser: Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or newer (3.0 recommended)

– WOT Internet Explorer addon:

Operating system: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista (XP or Vista recommended)
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer (8.0 recommended)

More info about WOT- Web of Trust and addon download: http://www.mywot.com/

Happy surfing, 🙂

Smokey

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Advisories, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus, Bundleware, Downloads, Malware, Phishing, Recommended External Security Related Links | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments