Here Is How Much I Love VIPRE for AV



  • We have VIPRE on all workstations here at my 9-5 and have USB devices set to scan by default.. I received some notifications about high risk spyware being quarantined, and it turned out to be a machine not far from my desk. I went over to ask the user if she had plugged in a jump drive, but in fact it was her LG phone that triggered the scan and quarantine (plugged into a XP box). This is an older version of VIPRE, but I was still pretty impressed:

    Scan Date: 3/3/2014 3:47 PM
    Software Version: 4.0.3907
    ThreatDB Version: 27044
    Policy: Workstations


    Threat: Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
    Category: Trojan
    Severity: High Risk
    Action: Quarantined

    Traces Found:

    File: G:\download\musicoasis.exe


    Threat: Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
    Category: Trojan
    Severity: High Risk
    Action: Quarantined

    Traces Found:

    File: G:\download\musicoasis-1.exe


    Threat: Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
    Category: Trojan
    Severity: High Risk
    Action: Quarantined

    Traces Found:

    File: G:\download\musicoasis-2.exe


    Threat: Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
    Category: Trojan
    Severity: High Risk
    Action: Quarantined

    Traces Found:

    File: G:\download\musicoasis-3.exe




  • @NetworkNerd Apparently it didn't download the first three times...


  • Service Provider

    Pretty cool.



  • Being a GFI Maxer, i have MAV(Vipre) deployed on 200 workstations right now and well....i no longer make money cleaning off viruses which is GREAT! That's not money clients like to pay. They do, however, enjoy paying my managed workstation which includes antivirus, patching, remote support, and all the health checks and ticketing/clearing. seriously, vipre rocks the show



  • Maybe it's not the same product I tried but I had all kinds of deployment problems with my last trial of vipre business edition. Hosed up my test machine. I would give it another look if I was trying the wrong one.



  • I use it every where now. Users can still do some dumb stuff from time to time, but it does its job. I have been using them since theey first came out under Sunbelt. They are going to be updating the interface to say Threat Track now since they split off from GFI again.



  • NIce, just one more reason why I don't want people plugging their phones into office computers, even if it's just to charge them.. I have put power strips in all of our larger work areas and people are welcome to bring in their own chargers, it's worked pretty well.

    Panda AV added the ability to disable USB/DVD/cameras last year. This has made it easy to enforce people not using USBs.



  • @Dashrender I never liked Panda. Too many issues. Either too restrictive with too many false positives or too poor of protection depending on where you are in the stream of time.

    Also, I believe you can accomplish the same thing via GPO, no?


  • Service Provider

    I used Panda a little a decade ago. Was never that impressed.



  • @scottalanmiller And it's always been mediocre at best. At least from what I've seen.



  • I agree it had problems in the past, but the POCP (cloud solution) seems to be pretty good.

    But when our current contract is up I'm going to be seriously considering moving to Webroot. I really am impressed by their backup of files touched by untrusted files.



  • @Dashrender They seem to be emerging as an industry leader. They were crap a few years ago. As in someone would go SEP willingly over them but they rebuilt from the ground up and have been seriously impressing.



  • @ajstringham said:

    @Dashrender They seem to be emerging as an industry leader. They were crap a few years ago. As in someone would go SEP willingly over them but they rebuilt from the ground up and have been seriously impressing.

    I have to completely agree with that statement, and I'd rather have no AV than use SEP. When BB used to practically force Webroot on you I hated them as an AV, but now in light of cryptolocker and the protection they offer - color me impressed.



  • @Dashrender Blackberry? o.0 What's BB? And yes, Webroot has some seriously impressive features. And as far as what you said, yes. No AV > SEP. I'd rather have to play clean-up with no AV than clean up with AV and the fix or rebuild when my employer got smart and replaced it with something else (not saying my current employer).

    Had a server a couple months back that someone removed SEP from and it broke the network stack and eventually crashed the server. And that about sums up the quality of SEP.



  • Has Symantec even moved to offering a cloud solution or is SEP still all local only? I known Verizon uses SEP and Cisco systems for phone. I guess they just like wasting money...



  • BB is Best Buy. Before I started pressing people to buy business class machines I would assist people in picking machines from time to time... Best Buy would push Webroot like crazy. To me that was a sign that this product was pretty unworthy. Though I will admit I didn't like them solely because they were in Best Buy, a place that is rarely known for carrying quality software/hardware (major name bands being the exception).



  • @Dashrender Agreed. Staples was a big Norton360 fan and still is. That's what I was taught to push until I learned about, well, you know, REAL IT. Last I knew, BB pushes Kaspersky harder than ANYTHING. That may have changed. BB stands for something else as far as I'm concerned. Biggest <insert word here>. I'll let you figure it out. ;)



  • Webroot? What's that? ;)

    So about the Best Buy pushing; I want you to know we didn't pay for that exposure. The Geek Squad loves our product and uses it as part of their remediation toolkit, and that lead to the company feeling it to be a valuable product to push. Now, with it being Best Buy, I can understand the hesitation and don't blame anyone for it.

    Okay, now that the Webroot'ness is out, we can carry on. I'm happy to read @dashrender is slowly coming to the green side.



  • @Dashrender maybe the fact that I work for them now can counteract that :)



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    I used Panda a little a decade ago. Was never that impressed.

    But I liked how it said "Pahndah anteevirus"


  • Service Provider

    @Richard great to see you guys here!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @Richard great to see you guys here!

    Ditto @scottalanmiller's comment!



  • @Nic lol Yeah, I just tell people "I know a guy on the inside.....

    Come to think of it, I also know a guy or two that work a few desks down from Rick Vanover at Veeam too...


  • Vendor

    @ajstringham said:

    Has Symantec even moved to offering a cloud solution or is SEP still all local only? I known Verizon uses SEP and Cisco systems for phone. I guess they just like wasting money...

    We've actually been in the cloud for a couple of years. More info is here While we did recently EOL BackupExec.cloud, SEP & Enterprise Vault are still very strong in the cloud. Happy to get you connected with folks from that side if you have questions.


  • Service Provider

    Stumbled on this, remember when Vipre was a thing? Boy have things changed a lot in the last few years.


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