Can Prevx detect malware Offline?

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  1. hemingway60

    hemingway60 Registered Member

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    Ok...I recently purchased Prevx3.0+realtime and I use it now with ESET Smart Security 4.0 realtime.Prevx impressed me alot but I was just wondering can it detect threats on the pc if I'm not connected to the internet?
     
  2. raven211

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    Not very effective - this will be improved in v4.0, but it's not the most important thing. What makes the risk of getting infected really high is when you're connected to the Internet, and then you get the full protection from Prevx at the same time. ;)
     
  3. hemingway60

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    Any idea when this v4.0 will be released?Are there any beta's of it.(If there is,plz send me the link):D
     
  4. raven211

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    Not in a while - v3.5 is closer and works as a kind of "bridge" to v4.0 to ensure stability and development of new features in a great manner. Who knows, maybe the "offline protection" comes in that version - it's possible. :) You could always check from time to time on the other forum of Prevx; Prevx Betas for any future betas, just a tip. :rolleyes: :D
     
  5. PrevxHelp

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    raven211 is correct, however, to confirm - we won't be including the offline detection in 3.5 - that is saved exclusively for 4.0 which is still a few months away :)
     
  6. hemingway60

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    So tell me if I get this right: Prevx+realtime is great if I'm online but it can't detect well if I'm offline(Or can't it even do that)?
    Anyway..is there any beta of Prevx right now?
     
  7. raven211

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    1. Better offline protection will come in v4.0 release.

    2. Not as of yet.
     
  8. philby

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    Hello

    Can anyone offer a steer as to exactly how the forthcoming V4 offline protection will work?

    Specifically, how will protection work if the user is disconnected from the net and nothing is stored locally?

    Thanks in advance and my apologies if this is blindingly obvious but I can't get my head round it. :blink:

    philby
     
  9. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Maybe a light version HIPS :blink:

    TH
     
  10. jmonge

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    or alitle sandbox:)
     
  11. Habakuck

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    No sandbox, no HIPS ! ;)

    There will be a lightweight "Database" stored on disk if the user sets this non-default option. (Will be included in v.4.)
    Additionally you will be able to lock down usb section to avoid any usb-infection. (Will be included in v.3.5.)
     
  12. Habakuck

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    It can detect malware wich is seen on the PC before.

    So if you download malware and try to run it while beeing connected to the internet prevx blocks the action and remembers the threat.
    If you disconnect to the internet and try to run the same file again prevx will block it.
     
  13. PrevxHelp

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    In v4 there will be data coming from the database which we persist - so you'll have a small database (albeit nothing as huge as some other AVs who try and detect every file). We will prioritize the signatures coming down based on prevalence and possibility of infection (i.e. we will include detection for virtually all USB-borne malware as that would be a key infection vector when offline).
     
  14. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    This is good to hear. Thank you.

    philby
     
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    This is what I've understood reading information given by Joe in these forums. ;)
     
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