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VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 Review

We live in a world where our personal computer acts as our consorts and hence the responsibility of their security falls squarely on our shoulder. In the ever-changing world of global data communications, inexpensive internet connections and fast-paced software development, security is becoming more and more of an issue. The situation aggravates because no computer system can ever be secure as hackers and crackers coming up with new ways to interpret and alter your data-even as you read this. The rising popularity of computers has caught the attention of hackers. By the time you are doing with these writing, you will know the ins and outs of computer and personal computer security and above all in this write up I will reveal about the most brilliant and up-to-date antivirus utilities, so you assist and always be one stop ahead of such Cyber attacks.

The year 2011 was remarkable. For people who make their internet security top priority, they will remember it as a year full of events that exposed our internet security vulnerabilities and made us wonder how safe we are using the web. In this write up I will reveal about an antivirus which is more than capable and it can sustain the dean and rustle of the world of internet and make you feel safe ahead and secure all the way throughout. There is the new wave of social attacks on the user from all angles- via social media accounts, email accounts, game providers.

VIPRE is GFI Software’s security solutions line. VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 does not slow down my personal computer. It is light on system resources. It changes the performances to perform at its best by blending and coalescing anti-spyware and antivirus together in each other company into a single exclusive ace strong enough to knock down and overwhelm all malware that are swimming in the internet. It is consistent and the reality that unlike other antivirus programs you would not even notice and perceive the existence of VIPRE is running campaigning to save your personal computer all the time. VIPRE has worked to function to reduce many pop-ups that are disturbing the user while working with the personal computer. Malware detection protects and prohibits unauthorized scripts from web pages and the website that infects. VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 is popular around the world;It is being actively used by 50 million people spread across 165 countries, speaking in 15 different languages.

The installation, signature updates took about 14 minutes on my Windows XP SP3 fully updates test personal computer. The full scan took about 48 minutes and later the other scan took about 20 minutes with optimized scan, it scans and detect safe programs and that is why the latter scan time reduces. It is high on performance. I have been using the previous version of VIPRE® Antivirus 2011 and now the newer version, both the versions are excellent in scans, the newer version is more with speed and both versions have almost similar interfaces apart from the increase of speed in the newer version and this matters the most for the user.

The customization in the advance menu is easy, though something can do most of the work from the basic menu, and it is fast and easy to handle. In the test system, it affects this with malware;It installed easily on that test system and then detects all the sample malware I have put in the test system. In the rogue security software detection test other wise known as scare where VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 able to detect all theses scare ware and remove it easily and clean the system and bring it back to perfect situation.

It also catch any active malware that is hugely affecting the memory system, and that is why in this way it keeps your system running fast by stopping all the memory-based malware. VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 also can contact the cloud to get it back the relevant information related to any new and advanced malware. In this way, it can get more than needed information about any suspect or threat from the cloud. As usual its web protection is nice and safe as it will stop all the malware sites from any web browsers or mail clients you use easily , the list get updated with every updates and from here any new malware sites can block and also white list and black list can generate from here. In rootkit test all the rootkit samples block by VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 and it performs more than satisfactory.

It proves in overall personal computer security VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 is best and way ahead among it competitors. It is one of the smartest and lightest antivirus out there; it does not affect the system at all and from previous versions it reduces 15 percentages of boot time and which is appreciable and 10 percentages of program load time. It had no impact on the web browsing and computing browsing time and also its web blocked while blocking any suspicious, malicious web pages it has none such impart on the computer. The initial installation is thirty mega bytes and the subsequent updates after you put the registration key into the antivirus dashboard are of well over two hundred mb. The task bar sign of VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 is different and the different color of it shows the various status. Blue shows the antivirus is idle and all the other system services and active protection are running smoothly, yellow shows the warning icon. Red shows that the service is not running. By hovering the mouse over it you can know the status of your antivirus, you can also right click and open it to know the exact status of it and from here you can start and shut down the antivirus.

I try to overtake its task master with some specialized software but happily Vipre said access denied and blocking that nasty ware and it shows that this program can protect itself and also important computer processes and this needs in case any such remote attack on your computer through open ports. In the Pcf lank’s Exploits Test VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 firewall successfully defended the system. It is full proof. I use several virus files from, a virus testing site and VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 successfully defended all these with no hesitations. Then, I use to test spyware module and VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 performs magnificently and it does stops all the nasty spyware and keep my test system clean and unaffected.

Every month, close to 3 million new viruses and malware menaces bring into existence. With VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 your PC is kept safe and defend from danger or injury or loss. It fights back your digital experiences from identity thieves, spammers, hackers, root kits, zombies. Internet worms, browser hijacker, phishing, spywares, spam, mouse trapping, network threats, hidden data and cyber criminals without decelerating your personal computer experience.

VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 shields, assists and defends your computer from danger, injury, destruction, or damage from viruses and malware and your personal and fiscal data and entropy ‘from bready eyed despiteful malevolent poisonous online menaces . It detects, amends rectifies and repairs viruses, spyware, root kits, bots, Trojans and other malware by way of single exclusive brawny, hefty and powerful anti-malware engine.

It has advanced elevated boosted anti-rootkit technology that determines, determine, detect and encounter blotted out, concealed enshrouded, hidden out and veiled processes, threats, modules, services, files and alternate data streams (ADS) on user systems . It affords and commits an eminently high geared function on the personal computer security surety. VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 uses boosted forward looking technology in an orderly and efficient manner to scan big mass of data and information responsively quick and fast manner with least possible carrying into action functioning encroachment consequences. It supervises assist and shields from danger against malware threats and menaces, in real time. It gets the strategically advantages by leveraging multiple detection catching methods including heuristics, behavioral analysis and traditional signature based technologies to break down , canvass and dissect malware antivirus, anti-phishing email security.

Its protection includes intensive examination testing all inclusive and all-encompassing protection, shelter and security against email viruses and phishing scams, with direct command with authority support for Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Mail and any email program that uses POP3 and SMTP.

VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 includes the functions of responsibility of remote device scanner that self scans removable drives and files for threats and menaces.

System essentials and necessities:

Your personal computer must confirm to accompanying prerequisites in order to run VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 in an effective and efficacious manner.

Sustainable Operating Systems:

Windows XP SP2+ (32- & 64-bit)

Windows 2003 Server SP1+ (32- & 64-bit)

Windows Vista, Vista SP1+ (32- & 64-bit)

Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit)

Windows Server 2008+ (32- & 64-bit)

Installation is not defended on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4, Win 2000, XP with SP1 or older, Macintosh or Linux computers.

1 GHZ Computer with 512 MB of RAM (memory) and 300 MB of usable free space on your hard drive.

Other requirements:

  1. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  2. Internet access for definitions updates (broadband advocated)
  3. 2x CD-ROM if you are having the CD transported to you
  4. Point 3 is prerequisite requirement for online download transfer of data.

Confirmed Email Clients: (Enforces to Email Protective Cover)

  1. Microsoft Outlook 2000 or fresher , including Outlook 2013
  2. Outlook Express on Windows XP
  3. Windows Mail on Windows Vista
  4. Other email products that use SMTP/POP3 for corresponding messages including Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird and galore of other mentioned supported email clients.

SSL and TLS security certification protection protocols confirmed and defended Microsoft Outlook and Windows Outlook Express.

Detection of Trojan viruses

A Trojan virus seems lawful beyond the boundary, but once it gains into the computer wreak havoc. When you click on a Trojan program, it looks like the program does not start up. It can change the appearance of your computer or it can make it look like some weird programs or it can make you personal computer slower, it can destroy significant files from your computer and can stop any important process from running. VIPRE recognizes, distinguishes and describes the behavioral prominent attributes of Trojan viruses and barricades and catches them before they can damage, hurt and injury your personal computer.

VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 can discover, detect and observe fiscal malware and password stealers popularly known as key loggers. They intrude into your fiscal books and records and hack your online banking accounts and other entrusted private security information. These develop by password stealers to steal money from your bank accounts. It is an astonishing fact that VIPRE Lab make cognitive processes and recognizes and processes 50,000 new malware samples per day, in some other days it crosses about well over 100,000 samples distribution and looking thoroughly these kinds of malware to secure your passwords and fiscal information.

Internet worms infect many broadband connected computers with remote-controlled software. An Internet worm works differently than viruses. Worms spread via networks and consume bandwidth. If you have ever wondered why your network is slow, a worm could infect your computer. They will have many malicious effects, such as causing server to crash, rendering a user’s files unusable or creating a backdoor to track a computer. Worms takes the reward of the existing essential constituent part of the computer that is holding the file sharing operations or transfers the data and files from one place to the other or to another computer.

The major problem with it it can copy the files repeatedly and thus it can store huge data on your hard drive and this can have huge impart on system resources and with a due course of time and course it can shut your computer down by overriding the memory part and this is huge as within you can lose essential data and other elements hat is building into your computer. It can steal your information and personal details and then send it to your friends and it can have the capacity in the long run to send bad messages in the name of yours to your friends. VIPRE closes internet works by shutting down their processes that admittance to your personal computer before they can inflict damage upon your personal computer.

VIPRE implements non-encroaching, incursive, invading and non trespassing approach in malware spotting and detection and it is of superior quality in performance and higher ranking and super ordinate than many other leading anti-virus products. While scanning, you can work or play on your computer without breakdowns, disruptions, and intermissions. You are always safe from any such malware and your personal computer and privacy stay secure and safe within your personal computer.

If you have used VIPRE before they must acquaint you with that how it is easy to download and install and the entire process of installation is easy even a twelve-year-old can install it. It is significant to remove any such antivirus or spyware programs before installing this software. In my case, I have removed Microsoft Security Essentials and Super anti-spyware before installing this on my system. VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 comes with anti-spyware so I have removed the free version of super anti-spyware from the system. Please be sure to remove all the antivirus software before installing VIPRE. VIPRE makes a strong and vivid impression. It scans more quickly and has a better detection rate. CPU and memory usages are virtually nothing;The CPU remains at the original state and almost zero memory usages nothing to mention about and that why VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 wins the race because of its excellent memory management.

The principal screen has bold buttons and visible. When you go for advance tab navigation, then it opens with a separate window. Its interface is simple and genuine and definable and you can easily navigate and get to know which task is to perform and in which manner. The installation process is being made excellent by cutting down non-essential processes;It is just like a process at work. It does stresses the statement of fundamental facts or principles and from which other rules can drive and arrive into. No need to reboot after installation process;It installs with some sensing artificial intelligence default settings that help you protect you right from the start.

The technical support is of very high quality and in each of the links mentions about tech support and its support is fantastic and wonderful with very helpful help and this is nearly makes this product a winner all the way. A good tech support means a happy and glad customer and with it go the customer relations it can attribute which to its maxim in the long run in building a brand to the level of success. Tech support is free and even the virus removal and this is the most surprising and excellent part of VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 as some other big names in the similar industry charges hefty prices for virus removal and this is really surprises many. Immediately after the installation, virus updates start, and this makes this software more secure because of this attribute. The user interface comprise protection status, last and next scan times, subscription expiration date, it displays these in the beginning of the screen, from here you can enlighten the scan or download definition updates.

There are two most noticeable extra features and both are relating to the personal computer security, those are PC Explorer and the Secure File Eraser and with it you can keep your computer more secure, with PC Explorer you can inspect if any such malware processes are running and with Secure File Eraser you can delete not so deleted file completely and in this way your personal computer stay healthy and secure. VIPRE’s PC Explorer is better coordinated and engineered to perform a daintier task that Windows Task Manager. With Secure File Eraser, when you delete with it, it erased permanently so in a manner it secures your privacy as with any such of data recovery software these recoveries, unlike Windows delete functions which stays at Recycle Bin and then also it recovers using data back up software.

This is significant as with some forensic software and spyware data once deleted with computer delete system can recover but once data deleted with Secure File Eraser, it cannot recover and it is great for privacy and data security especially when you are dealing with passwords and other related information regarding fiscal and other data management. It repeatedly overwrites the old space to ensure maximum data erased from the hard disc drive. I this way, it ruin the concerned data, spoiled and destroyed.

No gamer mode requires for VIPRE as it relies on speed, accuracy with true value and dependability and for this while you are playing the game on your personal computer, it does not lag even in its present form and that is why the simplicity that matters with it and that is why it wins many hearts for its outstanding achievements. Because of its large amount of research and processes concerning the Internet, even most modern malware stays outside from your personal computer if you have installed VIPRE® Antivirus 2012.

VIPRE® Antivirus 2012, the latest version has any more improvements than the previous versions with nice integration and cooperation among different modules and it is getting faster in terms of operation, detection capacity, malware catching and also boot time loading. It is a brilliant choice for securing your computer. The software is proactive and prevents me from downloading any such malicious files. The interface is simple, and it is bold and all the categories within the interfaces can be legible and workable to its maximum. It has a very strong antivirus engine; it has fast on demand scanning and its on access protection is brilliant and does not consume memory; it has a brilliant email filter integrates with your default medium and keep safe from all the malicious and spammer contents, browsing protection scans and checks your downloads for security and it scans removable drive for threats, it is a brilliant, versatile, simple and honest antivirus with smartness attached to it. It does not slow down your personal computer even when scanning.

There is also an option to reduce the priority of the scan, and with this you can reduce the load on system resources further by implementing this feature. Automated scheduling of virus scan cancels if your net book or laptop with VIPRE® Antivirus 2012 installed is on battery and they highly appreciate this feature. Its active protection delivers and performs the real time monitoring and also 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 executes on your system. Uniquely designed to reduce the computer frustration by using the next generations technology coupled with high powered anti virus and spyware engines it does performs exceedingly well faster boot times, the few pop up, and a broad-range of detection and remediation of viruses, Trojans, worms, and spyware.

Unlike older antivirus programs that have bolted on anti-spyware or antivirus modules to their existing software, they design VIPRE to optimize overall performance by melding antivirus and anti-spyware together into one, the single, the powerful tool. This combination of technologies gives you high performance software that doesn’t slow down your PC, is low on system resources, and makes it easy to protect your PC from the bad guys.

With its next-generation technology, VIPRE means powerful protection against today’s highly complex malware threats. No more sluggish PCs, system slowness, and resource headaches of older antivirus programs!

VIPRE is in a league of its own with antivirus software;VIPRE is one of the best antivirus programs today.

This article dates back to the year 2012.

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How to setup automatic WordPress backup with CodeGuard

CodeGuard is a comprehensive back-up solution for website, providing daily and incremental back ups so that whenever, your site see outrage ultimately, it install website again and your website is up and running fresh again.

Most of times you update and add various provisions to your website, but sometimes, as most of times, and most website come up with shared hosting due to the presence of less cost, this can ultimately, shut down and delete whole of yours works if any of other site in shared hosting got infected with malwares.

In this case and if your website has back up solution with online cloud back up such as codeguard then you can restart and retrieve whole of your website, within seconds.

For WordPress powered website, codegaurd has specialised wordpress plugin, which updates from time to time as well as, it does provide, extreme, determined solution for backing up wordpress site and its database and then unite both options in more convenient ways.

When your website is constantly monitored with codeguard, then, many a times, you could easily find the download issues, and it will decrease page-load times and the root causes of website downtime could be detected with complete ease.

Most of times, some user without knowing, could delete any of files and that can turned down entire website to c complete extent and then, with such back up solution one can easily, retrieve the best solution, and best times when your website was up and running.

In such manner this also reduces the cost of down time of your website and this makes it more convenient to use it as well as does provide extreme and handful solution for you to have proper safeguard for your website.

It provides, constantly, monitored website, and a simple change could intent and inform you and in this way, any malwares entering your site could provide and inform you about it and you could all together know about this in complete and clear-cut manner without a doubt as well as it constantly scan your website and discover it and help you to remove it or install it on the best available back up retrieve.

All back-up solutions, are done with secure connectivity so that each data those are backed up are properly encrypted and stops hackers from lurking into yours database and data of customers. CodeGuard was started in the year 2010 and still to date there is no signs of data breaches.

Back ups done through CodeGuard are backup through Amazon Web Services storage system. Backups are done and completed through server-side encryption system so that there is no way any chance of leakage of data and thus it safeguards website data and informations.

Most of hosting providers does present back up solutions but those back ups are store inside the same hosting and when there is the chance of data breach, then the present of the back up at that locations also goes away with it. It is important to stored these back up at some other locations so that the parts of back ups are not lost.

How to back up your WordPress website with CodeGuard back up solution:

  1. You should have self-hosted WordPress. Self-hosted WordPress means, you should have hosting as well as domain.
  2. Your hosting provider should provide website’s FTP/SFTP credentials.
  3. In order to back up website and its data, your website must use MYSQL or MY-SQL databases, and most of WordPress website, does include these darabases.
  4. Whitelist codegaurd IPs inside, hosting. During installation of codegaurd into your website, in between this will ask you to whitelise some IP addresses of codeguard so that this will not be blocked by hosting provider.
  5. Then, first back up begins and the first back up is complete back up and in the subsequent time only the incremental back ups such as those parts and parcel of back ups are completed which are with due course of time changes and in this way, entire time line of incremental back ups comes to the forefront.
  6. That is why during the course of backs up only small portions of back ups initiated and in this way, which is good for memory management, less stress on CPU and input and output server needs.
  7. In short you will need, website URL, hostname or IP Address, SFTP/FTP password, port number and root directory permissions.

Restoration of WordPress website with CodeGuard:

When user wants restoration of website to a previous state, then first it checks the website whether it is on live and if it is then what should be its position or if the website is not on live then it checks which is the best possible live situation and check it with incremental back ups. Then, it compares both version of website and checks it out what is the real situation that your website is down.

For example, if codegaurd sees that due to subtle change of .htaccess file, then codegaurd will simply replace .htaccess file with the best possible error free file. So, this becomes one of the outstanding part of simple but effective change of files that could provide all possible management of sites with best possible effort.

Essential Database Credentials for CodeGuard back up:

  1. Names of Databases
  2. Hostname or IP address of databases
  3. MySQL user name
  4. MYSQL password
  5. MYSQL port
  6. SSH username
  7. SSH password
  8. SSH port

Essential WordPress website back up credentials for CodeGuard back up:

  1. Main URL of website
  2. Website Hostname or IP address
  3. SFTP/FTP username
  4. SFTP/FTP password
  5. Port number
  6. Root Directory of WordPress installation.

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