A New Player:- Preventon AntiVirus

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  1. AvinashR

    AvinashR Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Today i am surfing the net for Qihoo 360 Issue and found that two new player emerged in the world of security solution. One is Preventon Secure Internet Desktop™ aka Preventon AntiVirus and other is Nifty Corporation Security 24.

    I was shocked that both of these got VB 100 award for Windows 7 (Dec 2009) whereas other Old players like CA, Norman, AhnLab, Kingsoft Swinstar are not able to get it. Even Qihoo 360 is able to achieve this award.

    Websites:-

    Preventon AntiVirus
    http://www.ptlmarketing.co.uk/corpsite/index.php

    Nifty Corporation Security 24
    http://www.nifty.co.jp/
     
  2. dw426

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    I have a serious issue with a product whose "News" section hasn't seen a post since October 2005. Where's the link to the results showing it actually received this award? It throws some names out there like Lavasoft and Sophos, but I could put a banner up on my website too just as easy. Take note that I'm not shooting YOU down, but this antivirus doesn't seem right to me. Then again, I've been at Wilders WAY too long, lol.

    As far as Nifty..um, what is it? I visited the English version of the website and found..nothing?
     
  3. AvinashR

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    I am sorry i forgot to paste a link of Virusbtn aka VB100.

    Please click on the trailing link below, so that you can clear your all doubts. And i always take comments in a positive way. This makes me to correct my mistakes. Soon i will going to be Mr. Perfect :D

    Nifty Corporation Security 24

    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?display=summary
    or
    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?vendor=VE66

    Preventon Antivirus

    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?vendor=VE69

    Last but not least, please do create your account on www.virusbtn.com in order to see these results.
     
  4. icr

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    I don't think so such AV was ever included in the test they may claim it but I totally disagree. Anybody having the subscription on VB can confirm if such AV did passed VB100:)
     
  5. Fajo

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    Why pass a test when you can just steal a logo from another website. LOL who acutely checks now adays. ;)
     
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    Yep I made the account.
    Well good for them they passed but hell they are new still no one knows much about the two apps.
     
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    Please don't use your guesses. Kindly pay a visit on www.virusbtn.com

    I am afraid, that you guys have such vast experience still you are only guessing.... You better try to search details and then shoot your comments. Hope you take my comments in a positive manner.
     
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    Well I also thought the same thing but hell they have passed:eek:
     
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    Then this will be lot easier to other AV's too those who not able to achieve the award.
     
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    Yeah, i have also found the same on google. What i have read that they are using Kaspersky Anti-Virus engine in their own AV tool. But what i still not able to get that is it a full fledged AV or only a Online tool...o_O o_O o_O
     
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    I think guessing is not the correct word to say but I was quite shocked to see it received the VB100 award but still it is lesser known product atleast I haven't heard of it here or other security forums. And like what Fajo said anyone can put a logo to promote their product. Many AV(rogues or lesser known products) use logos of well respected test orgs to promote their product and fool the users. I have many links of those rogues which claim that they have topped certain tests and blah.....blah...... My post is quite off topic but I just needed to clear so no more off topic post by me from now;) No hard feelings dude

    BTW have anyone tried this product just curious to ask:p
     
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    Both manufacturers seem to be legit.

    They won a VB100 award. No one can deny that. It's on paper.

    Everyone seemed to be suspicious of PrevX when it first entered the market...
    Why not give these two guys the chance to prove themselves :D
     
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    Hi,
    Just a note here regarding Preventon. They are well known and have been around for a while now but might be better known in their native UK. Do a search for "Preventon" here at Wilders and you will see discussions going back to 2003...

    Kind regards
    Mike
     
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    Yep just saw one dated back in 2003:D
    One dated few days back VB100 on Windows 7:)
     
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    Preventon "about" mentions strategic partnership with sophos.Maybe thats the av engine?
    ellison
     
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    Correct. Read more.... (pdf)

    It's also worth noting that Preventon anti-spyware uses the Lavasoft engine.
     
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    I downloaded Preventon -- free for home users. It's a 50+MB d/l. I *might* install it one of these days.
     
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    If you are running Vista or Windows 7 you can forget this security suite.
     

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    Not safe antivirus...
     
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    On what basis do you say that? What do you know about Sophos that VirusBulletin has overlooked? Do you have any test data to back up your statement?
     
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    I guess, Preventon is tested on Windows 7.
     
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    Never heard of them prior to this thread; no advertising and no boxed products seen here in my area of the UK.

    But maybe like Sophos, their products are mainly aimed towards the Corporate/Enterprise field.
     
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