4.0 beta release date?

Discussion in 'Prevx Betas' started by Habakuck, Oct 10, 2010.

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  1. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    That beta release was an internal beta release - we've had versions internally available since Jan. now but because of the patents we have now completed, we have been unable to send the version outside of the company itself.

    I was initially under the impression that we would be sending out that version publicly but that wasn't the case (and apparently never was) so I suspect I created the confusion inadvertently. However, rest assured that details will be available extremely soon :)
     
  2. treehouse786

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    thank you for that clear and honest explanation :thumb:

    much respect
     
  3. Tarnak

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    When it comes to beta testing, I have regarded patience as a virtue...so it does not worry me in the least. The beta testing will commence when it is supposed to. ;) :)
     
  4. trjam

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    If my word here, ever meant anything, wait, I have a strong feeling that "shock and awe" may be how you envision the beta. Not that I know anything, just wishful hoping.;)
     
  5. Fajo

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    The last post was a quick post from my phone so sorry for the typo's everyone.

    There are many company's out there that say we plan on having such and such out by such and such date. Delays happen they cant always foresee them or see that there will even be and issue.

    As for reading the thread I have seen every post sense Day 1 the lack of understanding you and others seem to have tho is you expect a diffident date on something that cant have one. Any date posted by Joe or anyone else in the software industry is a tentative date. This can and will change depending on if there was problems or if it has to be pushed out waiting on legal documentation, bugs, crashes, ect.


    Also as a side note, coming here complaining about it's not out yet or demanding something is just childish I'm sorry. It reminds me of a kid in a candy store going I want the sucker and if you don't give it to me I'm going to throw a tantrum. And no this comment is not directed at you but everyone in general that have acted like they are owed something
     
  6. Triple Helix

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    Also note that Webroot owns Prevx since v4 was mentioned! ;)

    TH
     
  7. The Hammer

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    Some have suggested that's where the bottle neck was created in the release system.
     
  8. Triple Helix

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    As PrevxHelp said above it was and internal release date so they are still on schedule very soon for the public! ;)

    TH
     
  9. Dermot7

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    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1836057&postcount=8

    If you mix both these posts with a small pinch of salt, and blend in a little essence of "patience is a virtue" then that is when the beta will arrive..very soon, and I'm sure it will be extremely tasty! :D
     
  10. x ZauX x

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    :thumb: :thumb:
     
  11. Boyfriend

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    WOW!!! :thumb: We are also waiting with extreme eager…:)
     
  12. shadek

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    There's really no need to speculate nor flame the launch of the beta. In due time we'll all experience what we hope to be the new flagship of security software! That's just my personal opinion. We all long for the beta to commence!
     
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  13. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    FF4 RC 1 has just been released :ninja: :D
     
  14. chrismani

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    I cannot wait any longer

    I guess 1/10 of the background RAM usage is impossible to achieve
     
  15. Matthijs5nl

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    By hiding physical memory usage it is possible, however lowering RAM usage is not the same as lowering pc impact. You can hide physical memory usage, for example by using virtual memory or the pagefile.

    In my eyes RAM usage doesn't say anything about pc impact anymore these days; RAM ain't the bottleneck anymore, if you have let's say 1.5 gigabytes or more.
    More decisive for the pc impact is CPU usage, however with the always increasing computing power, it is also becoming less important.
    Nowadays disk usage is the most important variable for pc impact in my eyes. Your harddisk is the pc's bottleneck, except when you use a SSD.

    Also keep in mind Prevx does most of the work in "the cloud", which already lowers RAM usage, but in most cases causes higher disk usage.
     
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  16. shadek

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    I second that statement.
     
  17. m00nbl00d

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    What do you folks think of adding a process explorer to Prevx, just like Process Explorer (just as an example).

    Some of you may ask, but we already got Process Explorer and others. I'd be forced to answer: Yes, but not in many people's mother tongue. ;)

    I believe it would be a great feature! What do you think?

    -edit-

    It could also be given the option to replace Windows Task Manager with it.
     
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  18. The Hammer

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    o_O Isn't this how a software app starts to become bloatware?
     
  19. m00nbl00d

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    Then by that definition Prevx shouldn't add anything to Prevx like offline protection, exploit protection, etc. Won't it make it bloatware as well o_O

    I truly don't see how adding a process explorer to Prevx will make it become bloatware?

    If Prevx will become bloatware, then it already has started with offline protection, etc.

    I guess Prevx should take a step back, then. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Fajo

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    Agreed, Something to my knowledge Prevx has never been found of that type of practice.
     
  21. The Hammer

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    Whatever you think. You shouldn't ask for opinions if your going to get all upset when you get one.:cautious:
     
  22. m00nbl00d

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    I didn't get upset, but I believe that one should say why xyz feature would make an application become bloatware.

    For example, considering the offline protection of Prevx 4, that could as well be a smart behavior blocker *, and as part of it a process explorer feature? It makes sense, no? And, it should give the option to right-click a process and send to Prevx for analysis.


    * More like the old SANA Security's behavior blocker, which doesn't put the burden of all decisions to the user.

    I truly don't see how much of a bloatware Prevx would become due to this?
     
  23. The Hammer

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    There's already software that does most or all of what you want and someone always has a feature they want added to a piece of software, hense the "process of becoming bloatware". It has to stop somewhere. I'll leave the last word on the subject to you. I'm glad your not upset though. I guess I got the idea you were from this ":rolleyes: "
     
  24. m00nbl00d

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    I agree with you that a line needs to be drawn. But, I don't believe such is the case with my suggestion, which I believe is reasonable.

    And, as I previously explained, it would be a very nice addition to the offline protection that will be offered by Prevx 4, be it a behavior blocker or some other type of protection, which I hope won't have an impact on the user him/herself, regarding decisions.
     
  25. Triple Helix

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    It's hard to add many things if they are going to keep within the 500kb size that they would like!

    TH
     
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