Does Prevx1 and Active Virus Shield = KAV?

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  1. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    I think running the two of these together comes close, but I'm not sure.
     
  2. coldplay

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    better than KAV
     
  3. RejZoR

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    Not really. AOL AVS + Cyberhawk is more like KAV...
     
  4. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    I'm not arguing, but why would that be ReZoR? Prevx although not proven to be as effective as Cyberhawk is at this point, still seems to have more KAV like features than CH does, right?
     
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    Something to add here. If we are talking free stuff wouldn't Prevx be a better choice?

    Steven
     
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    what about AOL AVS + System Safety Monitor (free)?
     
  7. Pedro

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    I tend to agree. KAV's PDM is a behavior blocker, as CH. CH is a bit beyond, by reporting back what user blocked, regarding what type of actions, etc., to refine the product in future releases. (how: i'm clueless)

    Prevx1 is like... Prevx1. There's nothing similar. Don't try, because there is nothing of the sort. Prevx1 is unique in concept, functionality and information provided.
     
  8. RejZoR

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    Exactly. Cyberhawk is a behavior blocker, just like KAV Proactive Defense module. Thats why it's a perfect match. Sure it works in a different way, separate from the main antivirus (unlike linked PDM) but how it works and results are quiet similar.
     
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    I agree AOL AVS + Cyberhawk would be a great combo if Cyberhawk have less false-positives, bugs, ability to add trustful programs, disable the feature to not showing alerts for good programs in some actions, and use less CPU...
     
  10. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    I see. Prevx1 uses Heuristics and not Behavior detection. Thanks everyone.
     
  11. EraserHW

    EraserHW Malware Expert

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    This isn't correct :) It uses both ;)
     
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    Hi, can u briefly explain the difference the two( heuristics versus behaves) , from heuristics u mean file heuristics?
    Also how good is the bahavioral blocker of Prevx?
     
  13. EraserHW

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    [in short words]

    Prevx1 analyzes behavior of executables and use heuristic rules to detect if a file is dangerous looking at registered behaviors. Moreover it uses a centralized heuristic that correlates all collected informations and detect new malware or variants of them.
     
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    Thanks, though I wan still not able to mark the diference between heuristics and behaves of Prevx clearly.
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    IMHO, if a file isn't flagged as malware by Prevx's heuristics and/or local/online database, it will be allowed to execute (depending on program settings about what to do with unknown files) but Prevx'll keep track of its behaviour. If something suspicious occurs, then Prevx will terminate it. Am I right?
     
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    Right :)
     
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