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SecureAPlus Freemium - Application whitelisting + Antivirus


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#31 sinlam

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 03:33 AM

Hi Guys,
 
We will be coming up with a paid version soon and we would like to hear what is the most preferred licensing model. I have created a poll at http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=359712. Please feel free to vote and it will be great if you can also post an explanation of your vote there. 
 
Hope to hear from all of you.
 
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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:26 PM

Hi guys,
 
Your long awaited SecureAPlus Beta is finally released for testing  :clapping:
 
For those existing beta testers, you can download and install SecureAPlus Beta at http://beta.secureaplus.com/Beta2/betaportal_download.php. If you already have SecureAPlus on your computer, you can simply install SecureAPlus beta over it. But please take note of the system requirements as well as this message before installing on your computer:
 
"As stipulated in SecureAPlus End User License Agreement, SecureAPlus will automatically upload the file hashes of exe, dll, msi and scripts from your computer to Universal AV server for continuous file scanning. It does not upload any document files since they are scanned by SecureAPlus local antivirus component. Please do not install SecureAPlus Beta if you do not wish to upload any file hashes. If you have any privacy concern, please email to secureaplus@secureage.com."
 
For those who are interested to test the new SecureAPlus, you can sign up as a beta tester at http://beta.secureaplus.com.
 
Hope to hear as many feedback as possible in SecureAPlus Beta Forum or to secureaplus@secureage.com :)
 
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Posted 05 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

Hi Guys, we have just released the latest SecureAPlus Beta v2.2.1. Join us as a beta tester if you are interested to test the revamped version of SecureAPlus at http://beta.secureaplus.com. 
 
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 08:27 PM

Hi guys,
 
We have released the latest SecureAPlus Beta v2.2.2. Good news to those Windows Vista users. This new version can now support Windows Vista SP2 and above. 
 
We have improved the performance of SecureAPlus by the following bugs fixes and enhancements:
 
1. Fixed - When switching from "History" to "Quarantine" interface, the dialog box will freeze whilst in the midst of populating the table.
2. Fixed - Keyscrambler driver was not trusted during installation.
3. Fixed - Memory leak in the Application Whitelisting service.
4. Improve the background initial whitelisting speed when it is set to fast. It will be great if some of you can test this out by uninstalling SecureAPlus and reinstalling this new version on your computer.
5. Improve the submission of new hashes process for Universal AV.
6. Users will be notified as soon as the very first infected file is detected.
7. Display the detected antivirus engines in the Quarantine and History.
8. "View log" button at Universal AV dialog box.
9. Add in the daily file upload limit options: Unlimited (default setting), 1 GB, 100 MB and 10 MB at the Universal AV dialog box.
 
If you have already installed SecureAPlus Beta on your computer and your default setting is automatic update, you do not have to do anything as it will be automatically updated upon your next reboot.
 
You can go to http://beta.secureaplus.com/Beta2/be...l_download.php to view the latest changelog or download the latest SecureAPlus Beta v2.2.2.
 
Looking forward to hearing all your comments 
 
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:36 PM

Greetings to all existing SecureAPlus Freemium users,
 
We are pleased to announce the release of SecureAPlus Freemium v2.0.23. We have made the following minor bugs fixes and modifications in this version:
 
- Fixed - New driver installation was not trusted at times.
- Fixed - SecureAPlus' dialog position is not within the screen display area when the task bar is not at the bottom.
- Fixed - Memory leak in the Application Whitelisting service.
- Improve background initial whitelisting speed.
 
Please visit https://secureaplus.secureage.com/Main/release.php to view the latest release note and download the latest freemium version. 
 
Looking forward to hear any feedback from you guys.
 
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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:29 PM

Hi guys,
 
We are finally at the last phase of the Beta Program, SecureAPlus Beta 2. In this beta finale, we will focus more on enhancing GUI, performance, stability and usability aspects of SecureAPlus before its actual launch to the market. If you have some great ideas about how to make SecureAPlus a better security software, join us as a beta testers now. 
 
We are also pleased to announce the release of SecureAPlus Beta v2.3.0. In this version, it is able to support Windows Server 2003 R2 SP1 and above (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 SP1 and above (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 and above (64-bit), Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) and Windows Server R2 2012 (64-bit). 
 
Based on the request of some beta testers, you can now specify the file or folder that you do not wish to be uploaded to Universal AV server at the "Exclusions" section in "SecureAPlus Settings".
 
We have also introduced partial GUI enhancement and we will continuously do that for the subsequent beta releases. In this version, the GUI enhancements start right from the point when you have installed SecureAPlus successfully (including the initial background whitelisting process) right up to the scanning result by Universal AV. We have renamed this process as Full System Scan. We therefore strongly encourage all the beta testers to uninstall the previous beta version and install this latest version. We hope you can experience this full system scanning process and give us feedback on this experience. 
 
Login to http://beta.secureaplus.com and then go to https://secureaplusbeta.secureage.com/Beta2/betaportal_changelog.php for more information about the changes. 
 
To truly reward those active beta testers, we have changed the terms for getting a free life-time user license. Only those beta testers who have earned at least 100 bonus points will be entitled to one free life-time user license. For more details on how to earn the bonus points, please visit https://secureaplusbeta.secureage.com/Beta2/betaportal.php.
 
We will be coming up with new survey (20 bonus points) and quiz (50 bonus points) next week. This is a good chance to earn the bonus points and bring you closer to the target of 100 bonus points.
 
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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:55 AM

Sounds like a valuable piece of software to add to an computer, but I won't be installing for some simple reasons; Norton 360 already has this capability. There's no free version, Clam AV isn't a very desirable program compared to other available products such as AVG, Avira, Avast, MSE.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:16 PM

Sounds like a valuable piece of software to add to an computer, but I won't be installing for some simple reasons; Norton 360 already has this capability. There's no free version, Clam AV isn't a very desirable program compared to other available products such as AVG, Avira, Avast, MSE.

 

Hi gingersitka, thank you for your feedback.

 

SecureAPlus is very different from Norton 360. The Freemium version currently in the market comprises of 2 main security components: Application Whitelisting + Client AV. Client AV protects the computer from known malware that is already been added to the virus signature. Application Whitelisting, on the other hand, provides a second line of defense to client AV. It basically protects the computer from new and unknown malware that has yet to be discovered, created and added to the virus signature of the antivirus software. Any dubious program that attempt to run on your computer and are not found in the trusted list of programs will be blocked by SecureAPlus application whitelisting either automatically or with a message prompting the user whether to allow this dubious program to run, based on the user's configuration.

 

Furthermore, we have made the installation of client AV optional. Since SecureAPlus Freemium works well with most of the antivirus software in the market, users can have the flexibility of using their own existing antivirus software without having to install SecureAPlus client AV. In fact, some of our existing users are using SecureAPlus Freemium without the antivirus component to provide a second layer of defense against new and unknown malware for their computer. 

 

SecureAPlus Freemium comes with a one year free license and you can extend the license by joining the Referral Program. For every one friend you have invited to install SecureAPlus Freemium, your user license will be extended for another 6 months. If you have invited up to 6 friends within a year, you will get a life-time license for free.

 

We are currently working on the beta version that is a complete revamped from the current Freemium version. We have added in another layer of defense, Universal AV (patent-pending). SecureAPlus Beta now provides a 3-tier protection, Universal AV + Application whitelisting + Client Antivirus, for your computer from known and unknown malware.

 

Universal AV provides automatic and continuous scanning of the user's computer by 11 antivirus engines in the cloud. Unlike other cloud-based antivirus, users do not have to manually submit the file for scanning. Upon successful installation, SecureAPlus will perform a full system scan of your computer. During the scanning process, all the existing program files on your computer will be whitelisted (put in a trusted list), file hashes of exe, dll, msi and java will be uploaded to Universal AV server and these file hashes will then be scanned by 11 antivirus engines in the cloud. After the full the system scanning is completed, if virus is detected, users will be immediately notified with a virus alert. Universal AV scan does not stop here. It will continuously and automatically scans these file hashes with the 11 antivirus engines. Instead of relying on the scanning result of just one antivirus software, we are consolidating the scanning results of the 11 antivirus engines and then leverage on the stronger antivirus' scanning capabilities to provide a more accurate scanning result. 

 

Universal AV scans all the executable programs. SecureAPlus Client AV, on the other hand, scans only the document files (like doc, ppt, xls, etc) and new programs that are to be installed on your computer. Since all the executable files are scanned in the cloud, it will not consume too much of your CPU resources. 

 

Although file hashes are uploaded to Universal AV server, there is no concern over privacy issue as only executable files are uploaded. Your document files will not be uploaded at all.

 

If you are interested to find out more about SecureAPlus beta, you can either watch this video,  or sign up as a beta tester at http://beta.secureaplus.com to help you understand better. Alternatively, you can also read the comments about SecureAPlus at WIlders Security Forum, http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/secureaplus-freemium.350914/page-34.

 

We are currently adding more features to SecureAPlus Beta and more security enhancement will be made gradually over time. We are planning to officially launch this new SecureAPlus to the market in one to two months' time. Besides the feature enhancements, we will also do a complete revamp of the  GUI.

 

Please feel free to ask if you need further clarification.

 

Cheers,

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Posted 01 May 2014 - 08:21 PM

Thank's for the education without any backlash. I will install it and try it out.



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Posted 01 May 2014 - 10:39 PM

Thank's for the education without any backlash. I will install it and try it out.

 

Thank you for trying SecureAPlus. If you have any feedback or comment, please feel free to post it here or at Wilders Security Forum.

 

Looking forward to your comment.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:35 AM

Hi Guys,
 
Please be informed that we will be conducting a system maintenance for all SecureAPlus Servers on Monday, 19 May 2014, from 1.00am to 4.00am GMT. The entire SecureAPlus main website, Beta Portal and Beta Forum will be unavailable during this time. But the Universal AV server will not be affected. Those beta testers who encounter any login error or other technical problem after the scheduled system maintenance, please feel free to email to secureaplus@secureage.com or post it here.  
 
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
 
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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:34 PM

Hi guys,
 
It is my pleasure to announce the release of SecureAPlus Beta v2.3.1.
 
In this version, we have incorporated the new GUI for SecureAPlus main dialog only. But the rest of the GUI is still the same. 
 
We have also included the "Disable AV" option based on some beta testers' requests.
 
Here are some of the bugs fixes and enhancements. You can view more information about the changes at https://secureaplusbeta.secureage.com/Beta2/betaportal_changelog.php.
 
- Fixed - There is no retry mechanism in Universal AV for new hashes that failed to be transferred.
- Fixed - Universal AV missed out some files that contain unicode characters in the filename.
- When prompting on an untrusted file, Application Whitelisting will contact Universal AV to check whether a file is clean.
- In SecureAPlus main dialog, the button to turn on/off the real time scanning is removed. Now the Enabling/Disabling local AV option will directly impact the real time scanning status.
- Daily upload limit for Universal AV is moved to "Settings".
- For manual scanning result, the text is changed from "Scan complete. x threat detected" to "Scan complete. x threat(s) detected".
- Change search engine database journaling mode to improve the consistency.
- Added "opera.exe" and "opera64.exe" in the Restricted Applications list.
 
If you have already installed SecureAPlus Beta on your computer and your default setting is automatic update, you do not have to do anything as it will be automatically updated upon your next reboot. 
 
For those who are interested to try this beta version, join us as a beta tester at https://secureaplusbeta.secureage.com.
 
Please feel free to comment :)
 
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Posted 18 June 2014 - 09:16 PM

Hi guys,
 
We are pleased to announce the latest release of SecureAPlus Beta v2.3.2. In this version, we have added the option to enable or disable real-time scanning at the settings. Excluded files are marked so that the Universal AV server can request for its upload again when they are removed from the excluded list. We have also fixed the bugs reported by one of the beta testers - now the virus file that is detected by Universal AV will be displayed in the scanning results even if you use the computer as a normal user account without the admin privilege.
 
Other bugs fix and enhancements are as follows:
 
- Fixed - Internal database search engine issue.
- If there is any delay in ClamAV file scanning, Universal AV will proceed with the scanning first.
- Support folder exclusion for virus scanning.
- An option is added to remember the answer throughout the session when a virus file is detected by the real-time scanning.
- Newly added status details in the Main GUI.
 
Just like before, if you have already installed SecureAPlus Beta on your computer and your default setting is automatic update, SecureAPlus will be automatically updated upon your next reboot. 
 
Existing beta testers can go to http://beta.secureaplus.com/Beta2/betaportal_download.php to view the latest changelog. For those who are interested to try out this latest beta version, join us as beta tester now at https://secureaplusbeta.secureage.com/Beta2/beta_signup.php.
 
Looking forward to hearing all your comments :)
 
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Posted 23 June 2014 - 08:43 PM

Hi guys,
 
In order to continuously improve SecureAPlus service to all our users, we will be conducting another round of system maintenance for all SecureAPlus Servers on Wednesday, 2 July 2014, from 2.00am to 7.00am GMT. The SecureAPlus main website, Beta Portal, Beta Forum and Universal AV server will be unavailable during this time. If you encounter any login error or other technical problem after the scheduled system maintenance, please feel free to email to secureaplus@secureage.com or post it here. 
 
Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
 
Cheers,
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