Blink Neighborhood Watch vs Prevx2

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  1. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Both are community based and can be used with what ever Antivirus Program you like, and I believe pretty much make the same claims about their protection. Of course with the extra's Prevx 2 will have, maybe this isn't as close as it would have been with Prevx1?
     
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    The big difference would be that Blink is a firewall and Prevx2 is an anti-malware. You can run them together, although you may have to disable Blink's "Application Protection". Blink's IPS feature is related to network protection, and accompanies the firewall.
     
  3. duke1959

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    While I love Prevx2 and Avira PP, and use them together. I'm starting to think Blink Personal Edition which has the Norman Virus Control AV included may also be a good choice. Norman AV has been getting good reviews over the internet for it's Sandbox Technology, and Blink is an outstanding Company who many businesses choose for their Corporate network protection. I see you are still using BPE Chuck57 which speaks volumes for the product as like me you usually don't keep the same programs too long. How about anyone else, wouldn't using Blink Personal Edition be just as good as my current set up for protection?
     
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    I was useing Blink Internet Security 3.09 and then eEYE sent me an invite to beta their Blink ver. 3.10 and it is running very well on my comp.
     
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    Thanks for that info bigc73542, I was adding something to my last post and just saw your response. I just the itch again to use something different, but since I really like Prevx2 and the six month free trial of Avira PP I have kept it for awhile. However after reading about Blink PE again I am very close to installing it and using it instead. Not for any reason other than I used it before and liked it, and if I'm going to change my set Blink is a very good alternative I think. Just one question. Do you know how long before the beta you have becomes final?
     
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    Still got it and am planning to keep it for a long time. I love it. It's been on my computer longer than any other security program I've ever had, except for Powershadow, which has it beat by a couple of months.

    I haven't thrown any tests at it, I just use it in surfing relatively safe places, so can't comment on what would happen in warez, porn, or other dangerous places. Blink seems to run fairly light, very little, if any slowdown on my computer. It'll be on this machine for at least the year free license, maybe longer.
     
  7. lodore

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    is there anyway to get a trial of blink internet secuirty 3.09 without buying it?
    if so can you please give me a link
    i wanted to see how light it was.
    it could be a possibility to go on my sister's laptop but im not sure its light enough.
    lodore
     
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    Sorry about that chief, i forgot this is the internet and not everyone lives where I do. LOL. Take care Iodore and I hope you get a free trial for your sis. There are many reviews on Blink PE and are mostly favorable. I still haven't replaced my Prevx2 and Avira with it, but I'm close.
     
  11. lodore

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    my sister atm uses avira premium and windows firewall.
    i am worried about the lack of a firewall hence why i want to try to see how light and good blink is.
    does the scan in the antispyware section scan for both viruses and spyware?
    do you still need an realtime av along side it?
    i wonder since it doesnt seem to say on there website if the norman antivirus engine is realtime or not.

    lodore
     
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    yes it has realtime protection antivirus(norman) & antispyware(inhouse) on access scanning,i use antivir premium with it just to be sure
     
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    Hi, folks: I am using Prevx2 right now. When I had prevx1, which has an issue w/ ZA Pro, it has been resolved at later v.1. I also tried out Blink personal Edition when a free-one year was offered. It freezes my system, interfering my DeepFreeze, rendering it useless. From this, I may want to caution members that Blink may have conflict issue w/ some kernel-level apps, although it is an excellent app. By the same token, Prevx2 may have those huddles removed, much easily to use. And Prevx2 does not have firewall.
     
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    Blink Personal has Norman antivirus and is free for now, I guess in North America only.

    Blink Neighborhood Watch has no antivirus but does have the firewall and HIPS. Except for the antivirus and Retina technology, there isn't any other difference, at least from looking at comparisons. It looks like it's free to anybody in the world. You have to fill out a thing to get a license free forever, and it does list every nation in the world. Not sure though. I've never tried to download it.
     
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    I tried Blink personal for a week, but I slowed down my pc just enough to make me dissatisfied. I am going to go ahead and try NW, though.
     
  17. lodore

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    thanks Chuck57:thumb:
    i have signed up for that.
    i will test it upstairs before testing it anywhere else.
    but that does mean i dont have to use the norman antivirus since it doesnt include it
    lodore
     
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    I want to thank you too Chuck57. I didn't even think about Neighborhood Watch. I even used it with AVG Pro for a few days a little while back and still didn't think to tell Iodore about it. Anyway. I'm liking what I have read so far on the sandbox that is part of the Norman AV which of course is the AV that Blink PE uses. eEye Digital Security supposedly considered 20 different Antivirus Companies to use as a part of Blink PE and chose Norman AV because of it catching many Viruses before other AV's did. They are also improving a few things, and although they aren't big on the value of leaktests they realize since it is important to some people they are looking into improving that aspect of the Firewall in Blink PE. My only concern is slow downs on my PC do to it's massive memory usage, even though I don't remember having any when either version was installed on my PC. Do you notice any slowdowns so far on your PC? It's hard for me to give up Prevx2 and Avira PP, but the itch for something new is getting greater, and I believe Blink Personal Edition seems to be equal or maybe even better than my current set up. Do think it is as good or better than Prevx2 with Avira PP?
     
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    BNW interests me...
    Does the BNW Firewall feature stateful packet inspection (SPI)?
     
  20. lodore

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    i will install it on my test pc later on.
    i will report back with the resolts later.
    lodore
     
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    Thanks Iodore. I now see that a squared Anti-Malware has their new version out. I wonder how a squared would run with Blink Personal Edition?
     
  22. lodore

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    well a squared antimalware 3.0 is lighter than 2.5 so i dont think there wil be any problems.
    i havent had time to test blink yet but will post the results when i do.
    lodore
     
  23. duke1959

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    Okay Iodore I'll wait until I hear back from you before I install Blink PE. I really like Prevx, but the features of Blink PE and the way it's laid out just seems to be drawing me to it again. Also from what I have been finding out is that the Norman Antivirus it uses is pretty good. I must say though that next to when I used AVG AV, that Prevx has lasted the longest on my system.
     
  24. lodore

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    Hi duke,
    i installed blink neighbourhood watch today.
    i typed in the license code.
    then it got me to enter my address and other personal info.
    once done i clicked ok.
    then it wanted to connect to the internet.
    it couldnt since my test pc is offline....
    the only otherway is sending the infomation off to them in the post.
    i hope someone else can test this.
    lodore
     
  25. duke1959

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    No problem Iodore, I went ahead and installed Blink Personal Edition and all seems well. I completely uninstalled Avira PP and Prevx2 first of course. So far no PC slowdowns and after a quick scan it picked up the HotBar Tool Bar in MY HKEY_CURRENT_USER, but it could just be a false positive as none of the other softwares I used recently found it. All I can say is BPE is a very nice program and unless someone likes using individual programs for protection it makes a nice security suite. I had AVG Internet Security Suite for awhile (what haven't I had though? LOL) and actually like AVG AV, but the Firewall and Antispyware Components left a lot to be desired for in the way of features. Blink has in my opinion has a nice simple GUI that basically resembles the Windows Control Panel with various categories that have more choices after clicking on one. I believe there's a screen shot on the eEye website. Anyway, I'm not trying to be a fan boy here as I'm not that loyal to any one Software Company in particular, but it really is a nice program that can be for the average user or even an advanced one. In conclsion both Prevx and Avira PP ran flawlessly on my PC and I would highly recommend either one, but Blink Personal Edition so far seems to be a fine alternative for free. To Chuck57. If you see this can you tell me where the 1 yr. License is found?
     
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