Announcement: Webroot (including Prevx) Antivirus Private Beta

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by PrevxHelp, Jun 10, 2011.

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  1. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Hello all,

    I am very excited to announce that we're starting a private beta of Webroot Antivirus - the combined effort from the Prevx and Webroot teams which we believe will reshape the security industry. Our goal is to build the best security possible - we've taken everything we've learned from Prevx 3.0 and Webroot Internet Security 2011 and have built a brand new product set that is a fraction of the size and many times the efficiency of any product on the market today. This beta is based off of the original plans for Prevx 4.0 and the combined strategy of both Webroot and Prevx to leverage the cloud to protect users with the next generation of security software.

    This beta phase is on a first-come-first-serve basis. We're opening it up initially to a small group of users and will then close it so sign up fast :) There will be another round of beta testing after and we'll be introducing new features along the way. We request that in this round of beta testing, you send your reports/feedback directly to us via our dedicated beta feedback system - http://info.webrootcloudav.com/service.asp?Source=WEBROOTPBETA rather than post them publicly as it is still considered a "closed" beta.

    Please let me know if you have any questions and I hope you enjoy how we're working to turn the security industry upside down.

    Please follow this link to sign up : Signup is now closed

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  2. The Hammer

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    The GUI colour scheme is a little hard on the eyes. Break out the sunglasses.
     
  3. J_L

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    Does this have to be a combined suite? No more companion AM? Any free version?
     
  4. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    You can use it alongside other security software without a problem :)
     
  5. J_L

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    A suite that works alongside other security programs... That's a first. What about the free version?
     
  6. Brandonn2010

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    Very cool but I'm confused. It says Webroot with Prevx, but there will still be a standalone Prevx right?
     
  7. Ranget

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    it's Cool to see two companies collaborate together i liked the interface

    even if it's a bit bright but it still Gr8

    Can't wait to test it

    i also hope that those free product don't get dropped
     
  8. Mongol

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    Even alongside the mighty Online Armor Firewall?? Will it be a full blown firewall eliminating the need for other Firewalls??...o_O :eek:
     
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  9. subhrobhandari

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    Just signed up for beta. But I got a few questions:

    1. Will the existing Prevx/Webroot licenses work with this version or will there be a separate system?

    2. Are the current Prevx products going to be continued under the brand name of Prevx or Webroot? If there are a separate line for future Prevx products is it possible to migrate the current licenses when a final product is released?

    3. There were a lot discussions about stuffs those were supposed to be fixed in Prevx 4.0, i.e. support for FF 4. What is the current policy regarding the situation? Does the SecureAnywhere Beta have components like SafeOnline?

    4. Is it possible to use it alongside Prevx 3.0?

    5. There were a lot of times it was said Prevx 4.0 would have 1/10th size and would use much less resources than the current 3.0 product. Does the same apply to SecureAnywhere Beta?

    6. Will there be a Mac/Linux version of this?

    7. Are there any known conflicts with any product?

    8. Does the "Send Feedback" button allows the user to directly contact support from the program, or it is opened via browser?

    9. Does the firewall offers protections against different network attacks, e.g. port scan etc or is it just a allow/block thing? Does it have any effect on Windows Firewall?

    And if possible some more screenshots will help much, I would like to see especially the "System Tools" it offers. I agree with The Hammer, the GUI color is painful for my eyes, and "up-to-the-second protection" is not catchy for marketing I think.
     
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  10. Habakuck

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    Cool, looks like implemented offline signatures?

    Is the behavior blocker fully working if the computer is offline?
     
  11. Clive T

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    32 and 64 bit versions? I run both here.
     
  12. Fad

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    It appears so:

    Interesting to see what this will be like, although I can`t figure out if this is what was delaying the release of Prevx 4 or if this is in fact Prevx 4 o_O
     
  13. trjam

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    this is, or was, Prevx 4
     
  14. Nunes

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    I'm trying to signup but the page rejects my email address as invalid, but it is not.
     
  15. ctrlaltdelete

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    I'm having the same issue with all .nl accounts i tried.
     
  16. PrevxWebDesigner

    PrevxWebDesigner Former Prevx Moderator

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    Can you PM me the exact email address you're trying to register with and I'll investigate why this is happening :)
     
  17. overangry

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    Interesting, this was also my first thought.
     
  18. PrevxWebDesigner

    PrevxWebDesigner Former Prevx Moderator

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    Anyone whose email address was being rejected should now be able to register successfully :)
     
  19. acr1965

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    that's what things seem to suggest...guess we will know for sure once there is a reply from Prevx.
     
  20. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Cool! :cool:

    TH :thumb:
     
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  21. Matthijs5nl

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    It is very logic that Webroot has their influence on how the development of this product went. Influence on both the user experience and the technology behind it. However as far as I can see, the influence of Webroot on the user experience, seems to be how I, and others, expected it to be. I have not been able to test the product yet, but when the opportunity arises, I will surely do. I have subscribed, but I guess I am just a tad too late.

    I have got some questions/comments:
    1. Is the firewall included in this product PrivateFirewall like in the other Webroot products? Or is it a brand new cloud-based firewall?
    2. What features are located under the "System Tools" tab?
    3. When you register a domain webrootcloudav.com it seems more logic to name the product Webroot Cloud Antivirus instead of Webroot SecuryAnywhere. It would also be logic to be a direct competitor of Panda Cloud Antivirus with that domain name. In my opinion Webroot SecuryAnywhere is not a great name.
    4. I am not a huge fan of the "shields approach" where you name certain technologies (to protect a certain infection vector) as a "shield". And I especially don't like the "Core System Shield" name.
     
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  22. vojta

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    Impressing. And very interesting.
     
  23. PXPaul

    PXPaul Prevx Staff

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    Both x86 and x64 are encompassed in the same download.
     
  24. EraserHW

    EraserHW Malware Expert

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    It's Prevx4 joined with Webroot team's expertise and technologies ;)
     
  25. Cretemonster

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    Finally!....Configurability!

    Looking good so far, I think Ive scanned roughly 640,000 files since last night.

    The way you have it configured to work with the machine be it, the machine is under High CPU or Low Disk Space....gotta give that one 2 thumbs up so far mister. :)

    Cheers Bro
     
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