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CLOSED BETA | VIPRE Advanced Security 11.0.5 - November 14, 2019

What's New 

This service release includes enhanced support for the newest versions of the Windows 10 operating system. Our cloud-based Advanced Active Protection engine, which uses artificial intelligence along with cloud-based threat intelligence, is improved even more with this release to keep you protected from the latest threats.

Due to changes imposed by Facebook, we have removed the Social Watch feature as it would not continue to provide the value provided in the past. 

Our VIPRE Privacy Shield product protects your identity by finding personally identifiable information (PII)  in your browser's history, temp files, as well as documents stored on your computer. With the depth of search capabilities to make you aware of stored PII data that VIPRE Privacy Shield can provide to you, we have made the tough decision to remove the history cleaner capabilities from VIPRE Advanced Security. If you install VIPRE Privacy Shield, you can now selectively review and delete stored browser data, as well as put personal documents into an encrypted vault on your machine.

In addition to these changes, we have fixed various bugs with this release. 

System Requirements 

Important: VIPRE Advanced Security for Home uses advanced technologies for today’s newer operating systems and does not install on Windows XP or Vista.

Hardware and Operating Systems

To run VIPRE Advanced Security for Home features effectively, you need a PC-compatible computer with:

  • 2GB of hard-drive space
  • 1GB of RAM, minimum
  • Dual-core processor recommended
  • Internet connection (broadband recommended)

32- or 64-bit versions of either

  • Windows 10 (All versions)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7 (Convenience Rollup)

Supported Email Clients

Applies to email PC internet security protection

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Outlook 2016

Other email products that use SMTP/POP3 for sending and receiving messages, including Mozilla Thunderbird, and many others.

Note: SSL and TLS security protocols are only supported with Microsoft Outlook.

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Known Issues and Workarounds

This section lists issues that are known at the time of release. In some cases, these are bugs that we are working to resolve with a subsequent release. Other items may be due to causes outside of our control, such as bugs with other vendors' software. In all cases, we have tried to provide a workaround for you to consider, should you experience an issue.

If you have questions about a specific issue, please provide the issue ID (if applicable) when contacting our Technical Support team.

Issue: Upgrading from VIPRE Advanced Security 10.3 to the Beta build may result in a lock-up of the service that may eventually consume available memory

Action Required

Do not upgrade directly from 10.3 to 11.0.5. Instead, upgrade to before upgrading to the beta build.

Issue: VIPRE fails to open, often with a message reading "VIPREUI.exe - This application could not be started"  [VIPREHOME-7484]

This happens because VIPRE requires .NET 4.6 to run. On some computers, Windows must be updated before .NET 4.6 can be installed.

Action Required 

To install .NET 4.6 on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, you must first run Windows Update and patch your PC.

See the Microsoft KB articles below for more details, or our VIPRE Support article.

Bug Fixes

The following bugs have been resolved with this release.

  • VIPREHOME-4459, VIPREHOME-7220  - Uninstall may leave definitions behind or other artifacts behind
  • VIPREHOME-4664 - Info tip for Firewall Rules tab in UI is blank
  • VIPREHOME-7258 - HIPS requestor is blank when viewing history data
  • VIPREHOME-7681 - Edge Protection tab is present in UI on Windows 8.1 and below
  • VIPREHOME-9948 - Windows Security Center does not recognize that the VIPRE Firewall is active unless it is toggled off and on
  • VIPREHOME-9986 - Incomplete threat information displayed when viewing email history in the VIPRE UI 
  • VIPREHOME-9966 - Email Protection may cause the body of an email to be blank in some circumstances
  • VIPREHOME-10070 - The UI references wild card characters for Exclusions, but wildcards are not supported


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I will give this a spin. Fingers crossed. I miss the old Sunbelt days.

Give it a try John. I've been with the company for over 10 years working in the Support Department and I will tell you that we now receive a fraction of the calls we did in the Sunbelt days. I loved the old VIPRE products as well. Admittedly, there was a time when our products did not meet our expectations, but over the past few years, our product has been tested as one of the top AV products on the market. 

Thanks for the update. I have a big need for a good antispam module that works, and populates from my files. Have ya’all fixed the Outlook issues from a couple years back yet? Have a half dozen lifetime keys I’d love to finally use. Like I said.... fingers crossed!

Hi John, I'm not sure what issue specifically that you're referring to.  There have been several improvements for the Email Protection in general, so there's a good chance whatever you're referring to has been fixed.  

Hello Nick. Been a while..... If memory serves me correctly, I believe that the antispam was causing Outlook to open slowly and crash. On another note, does the “backlist” have the ability to be populated with a large file, or must it populated one email address at a time?

I haven't seen any recent reports of any issues similar to that so I'd assume that issue has been fixed.  Please let us know if you do happen to run into any trouble with it.  

The exceptions or blacklisted emails would need to be entered one at a time.  

One at a time won’t fly. I would be populating 30,000 plus. I will try it on wife’s desktop. She doesn’t run an email program
Up and running. Smooth sailing, so far. Could it be possible to check with the developers, and see if import/export from text files could be added during the beta. I understand that not a lot of people would ever use it, and it’s not really a marketing strategy, but it sure would be nice!

John, I've added a feature request for it so it can be considered for future releases.  We wouldn't normally add a new feature during the beta process of a release though.  

Hi Nick,
First update for a loong time.
Successfully updated to Version on Windows 7 Home 64bit PC. No problems, no reboot.
Will do other laptops later.
I have noticed lately that the Virus files have not always been updating automatically. Every now and then I get the notice that they are out of date.
Sometimes they will update when prompted, but other times I have to rename the Definitions folder and then update.
Also there have been a couple of time where Vipre does not start at PC bootup. This has occurred on my father's laptop as well.
Are there any bonuses for beta testers coming up soon? 

I believe this update includes a fix for a situation where definitions could fail to update as you mention.  If you see any further trouble with definition updates with this release, please let me know.  

If VIPRE is not starting up for some reason, we'd have to look into that on the system.  It's definitely not a common issue.  Is this something that happens often on your system?

I'm not sure on whether or not there will be any bonuses.  

The instances of Vipre not starting are very rare.

Eric, if you happen to run into that problem while running the beta, please let me know and I'll be happy to look into that for you.  

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