Edge, 2 months and your thoughts.

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by trjam, Jan 9, 2009.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    The Prevx thread is way to long to provide benefit in the present and future tense.

    I has now been out for almost 2 months and what are your thoughts. What is working, what isnt. What would you like to see, are you satisfy, will you buy it, when your freebie runs out. Lets talk present and future of Prevx Edge.

    For me, it fits the bill on 2 machines. One with ShadowDefender and one with Sandboxie. Different setups, different reasons. Will I buy it? Yes. I would like to see some network protection added as it moves forward.
     
  2. chris2busy

    chris2busy Registered Member

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    It does not suit my way of protection favour..
    I prefer threatgate level protection,not system wide(which ofc is more resource consuming) and would pick DW over it any day (since we talk about price) and sbie,well that one never leaves my setups,everything else has to just adapt or perish before it.
     
  3. SIR****TMG

    SIR****TMG Registered Member

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    I bought 2 of them and it did find things on the laptop and my pc. Took care of them both , really happy with the product. Just hope the future for them is bright.:thumb:
     
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    I tried it several times, liked it, but kept getting high CPU usage hangs due to unknown conflicts. So removed it finally; waiting for next release to try again.
     
  5. Killtek

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    I'm a happy customer... compatible with NIS2009 and Zemana Antilogger. :thumb:
     
  6. denniz

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    I'm liking it, after a pretty long test run, I decided to buy it. :)

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  7. jmonge

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    when one trial prevx edge do they include a removal of malware feature in the trial period or just detention and blocking of malwares?thanks
     
  8. PrevxHelp

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    Hello,
    The trial is still only detection of malware but anyone can contact me for a wider trial key :)
     
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    thanks:thumb:
     
  10. jmonge

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    does prevx edge protects it's self againts process termination and manipulation and does prevx protects other application againts manipulation,modification and or termination of processes?thanks in advance:thumb:
     
  11. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    the product is fine, but false positives are still a plenty for me.

    it really doesnt like my acer software, and when i think all is well, it finds something else with it, and then when an update for it arrives, more FP's.

    ive done the right click > report as FP, i hope it will be fixed soon.

    general performance is great, lets see what direction it goes in. :)
     
  12. cet

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    Is Prevx edge compatible with:Antivir personal,SAS pro and ZA Pro.Because I would like to try the free version and use it as a back-up scanner.
     
  13. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    If you enable self protection in Edge, it will protect itself but it doesn't protect other processes (as that isn't the intention of it :))
     
  14. PrevxHelp

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    Yes, it is compatible with all of them :)
     
  15. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Could you send me a log from your scan? I can check out each file manually and see what Acer is doing differently from other products so that they will be fixed now and in future updates :)
     
  16. BJStone

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    Still using Edge after I bought a license. Runs flawlessly on an Acer Travelmate business notebook w/ XP Pro SP3 fully updated: removed all the acer crap incl. wifi which I disabled.
    Using it with Avira Antivir Premium (paid) and Norton Antibot.
    Once in a blue moon the Prevx icon indicates Edge didn't start properly, I believe I posted about that in the other big threat. I'll just keep an eye on it. FWIW I tend to believe Edge is delaying the system a couple of seconds while booting. That's my main complaint, however after the boot the system runs like a champ.:D
     
  17. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    It is possible that Edge could be delaying bootup slightly, however, if you reserve judgment until we finish this next update, I think your system performance will be much improved :D
     
  18. s4u

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    It isn't slowing things down here. It is still very fast. And it finds malware before my AV . Great job
     
  19. BJStone

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    :thumb: Looking forward to it, way to go!
     
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    I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Scanners, as a general concept, are outdated. They are behind the cureve, in most cases. Scanners rely on definition files, which are never created rapidly enough to have an effect. They give you the illusion of security.

    There are just too many holes in every scaner for me to ever use; inadequate protection, flawed heuristics, false positives, etc.

    Virtualization solves all that.
     
  21. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    The main problem with virtualization is that "normal" users can't understand it. They want to save a file and have it there the next day regardless of what goes on in their computer.

    The ideal situation of an OS where data and code are completely separate is an impossibility today where "code" can take many forms (i.e. - html files, flash movies, documents, etc.)

    It is definitely helpful if used properly, but virtualization is not a panacea.
     
  22. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Prevx Edge is working great on my 2 machines XP Pro SP3 & Vista Ultimate SP1 with ESS and SAS and Comodo BOClean! I really like what it does for my layered approached and no conflicks!

    TH ;)

    Edit: I wish they could put an Option for a 2 year purchase at a little discount!!
     
  23. n8chavez

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    Agreed. The average user may not understand vurtualization software. But those that do are in better shape than those that don't. But, to be fair, Shadow Defender is pretty idiot proof.
     
  24. ola nordmann

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    I tried Prevx Edge in trial-mode on one of my computers. In addition to the already mentioned problems with false positives, there is another problem as well:

    After running a scan it told me I had 1 infection, but this is clearly a false positive (a legitimate program called StripMyRights.exe used for lowering user privilages).

    Now the problem is that Edge always just tells me it found "Malicious Software", which is not very informative. I would prefer Edge to be a little more verbose, which would make it more useful (especially for advanced users).

    Like telling me what category of malware it suspects the files to belong to, or wheter the malware tries to install drivers, rookits, modify dangerous registry entries etc. This would also make it easier to identify false positives.

    EDIT: Thankfully they fixed the FP very quicky, so that's great :thumb:

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  25. PrevxHelp

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    Hello,
    We are working on changes with the scan reporting which will include more information on threats identified (including offending registry values, etc.)

    I agree that "Malicious Software" is a somewhat uninformative name, but in the world of AV products, another set of names coming from us wouldn't help much in terms of user clarification. We have a number of other names including "Fraudulent Security Software", "Cloaked Malware", "Rootkit" which are marginally more descriptive but "Malicious Software" is our all-encompassing term for, well, malicious software :D
     
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