Has anybody tried Prevention Antivirus Free with Sophos Engine?

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  1. zmechys

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  2. The Red Moon

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    Never heard of this.
    But apparently the free antivirus is used by millions worldwide.
    Wait for more feedback on this.
     
  3. SweX

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    Which engines does Premium version use?
     
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    Seems to be AVIRA for the premium version along with Sophos.
     
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    i think the free version use virusbuster engine

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    After retest, yes it uses sophos
     
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    Thanks! :thumb:
     
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    isn't this essentially the same as Digital Defender?
     
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    Good Evening! The pricing for the Antivirus Premium Product...isn't terribly Sophos..ticated...Pun Intended...at $61.00...OUCH! One thinks...if one shops around...one can find a much more affordable source for Prevention...Lol! Sincerely...Securon
     
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    Sophos is not exactly a byword for quality or exceptional performance in detection...
     
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    Seems they are charging the value of the both Avira and Sophos together :D

    Well, if what Firecat said above is right, would be a killer av-engine combo... but still, too much pricey for the standards.
     
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    They are offering the Premium version at 50% off HERE
     
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    Hmmm ... on the 0 day malware I am playing with every day Sophos is actually one of the first engine to catch them. You can also add Fortinet engine.
     
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    They don't detail which AV engines group its Premium version :blink:
     
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    Judging by their "Global Threats" section on their main webpage they are definetly using Avira engine.
     
  20. SweX

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    Hmm Yes actually they are, according to AV-C
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/av-vendors/

    Meaning they must have changed quite recently from Sophos to Avira.

    So now we have another Free AV with the Avira engine. :)
     
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