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We released CounterSpy version 2.5 today. It delivers several new features, including improved real-time protection performance, 64-bit support for Windows Vista, and architecture enhancements to CounterSpy’s VIPRE™ technology that provide powerful protection against the ever-changing landscape of today’s spyware and malware threats.

Improved Active Protection™ performance
CounterSpy’s Active Protection has been improved to deliver better, overall system performance while continuing to provide robust real-time protection for users’ PCs. Several performance-tuning programming techniques have been implemented to reduce Active Protection’s already low system resource requirements.

Support for Windows Vista 64-bit
CounterSpy now adds to its current 32-bit support for Windows Vista full support for 64-bit versions as well. Additionally, CounterSpy also supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 SP1 and higher.

Architecture enhancements to VIPRE technology
CounterSpy’s hybrid engine merges spyware detection and remediation with Sunbelt’s VIPRE technology (Virus Intrusion Protection Remediation Engine). Because VIPRE incorporates both traditional antivirus and antimalware techniques, enhancements have been made to CounterSpy’s underlying architecture that will enable advanced delivery of software and definition updates.

The upgrade to CounterSpy version 2.5 is free to all existing customers of CounterSpy who have a current subscription plan.