4.0 beta release date?

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

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  1. BoerenkoolMetWorst

    BoerenkoolMetWorst Registered Member

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    PrevxHelp stated multiple times that SafeOnline will be expanding it's protection to other apps :)
    Here's a quote:
     
  2. Baldrick

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    Now, do you honestly think that Joe can say more than that other apps may be protected in the future? The key is 'what other apps'? ;)

    Ohhhhhhhh! I can hardly wait! :D :D
     
  3. Fajo

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    I for one like the tid bits of information we get, It helps inform us of the direction they are trying to take Prevx and a hint of whats to come. From what I have read on this board so far we wont be disappointed just give them time to make sure its ready for prime time testing before they release it into bug phase. The last thing we want to have happen is it gets released and hoes half there beta base. This aint A.... O Ill stop there.

    Anyways Joe, I want to thank you In advance for your hard work and time we all know you have already spent working on the project. And the chances you have took even giving us the info that you have, As anyone in your position is supposed to be fully closed lipped as it is. ;)
     
  4. m00nbl00d

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    I've got one question regarding exploit protection, which I forgot to ask before. Will it only provide protection for the major web browsers (IE, Firefox, Opera and Chrome)? Or, will it protect regardless of the web browser, at the image of what happens with AVG LinkScanner, by just scanning http traffic?

    I ask, because, in all honesty, I'm quite fed up with no valid alternatives existing to LinkScanner, because they just either support IE or only IE and Firefox.

    P.S: I don't remember if it has been mentioned before.
     
  5. Rivalen

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    Sorry Joe and everybody else - I was probably in a bad mood. If I dont like - dont read it. :oops:
     
  6. Cutting_Edgetech

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    I would like to see Prevx add scanning of HTTP/S, FTP, POP3, SMTP to there Malware scanning protocols. I want to see the malware blocked before it is every able to download to my drive. If this can be done without interfering with my AV then I would be extremely Happy! I also miss the lite HIPS / BB that V2 had. V2 also acted like a firewall detecting when programs were trying to use protocols such as telenet, IRC, and others that my firewall did not detect. It would be nice to see Prevx design there own firewall.
     
  7. shadek

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    Scanning files on write makes the program heavy. I think Prevx should stay in the same way it is now; only scan on execution combined with automatic on-demand scans! :)

    And I agree, Prevx should make a lightweighted, yet strong firewall which took information to the cloud and allowed trusted files and blocked malicious files from accessing the internet. The firewall should of course be a standalone application. We don't want Prevx to become bloatware, do we? :)
     
  8. trjam

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    Prevx will continue to make the next version in the footprint of the current. The biggest difference will be, it wears shoes.;)
     
  9. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    With iron noses to kick butt :p
     
  10. trjam

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    this is going to be the most anticipated beta yet, for all products. It could even be revolutionary in terms of protection.

    Or, it could be a big fat dud. Not....Lol
     
  11. Cutting_Edgetech

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    Yes, that's what I meant. I would like the Firewall to be a standalone application.
     
  12. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Will Prevx 4 also show more advanced categories when detecting malware? For example now it's mostly divided in 3 groups, low risk, medium risk and high risk malware, it doesn't show more details, but if you look in the MyPrevx console it shows more details for example TROJAN.AGENT.GEN.
     
  13. shadek

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    Yes, it would be handy to see what the computers actually encountered for kind of threat, more specifically.
     
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    I didn't start keeping up with this thread until recently so I apologize if this has already been covered. Has there been any confirmation of adding the Spysweeper engine with Prevx? Several cloud based AV's are adding multiple engines to their arsenal, and Spysweeper has always had a solid detection ratting for rogues, and other similar malware. Its been heavy on resources the last few years, but I believe if the engine could be made lighter on resources for Prevx then I believe it could be a great addition.
     
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  15. PrevxHelp

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    At the moment we aren't pushing down specific malware names to the agent in P4 but there has been some discussion to do so. Our goal is to keep it as straightforward as possible, as most users haven't the slightest idea what Trojan-Downloader.Win32.ScaryName.32768.b is so I suspect we'll end up showing additional information on the file rather than a name that is to be of marginal use (as no vendor is consistent with them).
     
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    Yes :) Our research teams are already working closely together and will be implementing the detection centrally within the cloud to the agent :)
     
  17. shadek

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    Doesn't Webroot use the Sophos engine? Is that what'll be seeing in the cloud together with existing Prevx technology? Sophos is in my opinion one of the best engines out there. That combined with Prevx would be very neat indeed.
     
  18. Triple Helix

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    Yes they do but Webroot does not own Sophos so I would doubt that part would be included just SpySweeper as PrevxHelp said!

    TH
     
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    I know that. I just assumed that since Webroot 'leases' the Sophos engine, we'd be seeing it in the cloud of Prevx 4! It was just a wild assumption of me. :)
     
  20. Triple Helix

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    Yes it would be nice but I personally feel it's unnecessary, I feel that Prevx has more in there database that would benefit Webroot in there packages and in time they will not need Sophos IMHO!

    TH ;)
     
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    That's good to hear. Spysweeper is also one of the best at detecting, and removing keyloggers which is my biggest reason for wanting to see the two combined. This is detection from Spysweeper's engine, and not Sophos so Spysweeper is strong in detecting keyloggers, and rogues even without Sophos engine.
     
  22. well i am sold on this app and now new version soon with new technology just incredible.
     
  23. Adric

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    Only about 33 more weeks and this thread will be a year old. :D

    Al
     
  24. jmonge

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    we waiting to long already lol:D
     
  25. Triple Helix

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    If the Prevx staff would say anything and they are not aloud to they would be under Double Secret Probation! (Animal House) :D

    TH
     
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