Introducing, The New Prevx Edge.

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by trjam, Nov 13, 2008.

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  1. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    How great is the reduction?
     
  2. PrevxHelp

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    Black doesn't necessarily mean anything different from green and I'm not sure why it would have turned black. Did you happen to check the main status in the front status screen of Edge to see if it said "Status: Secure" when it was black?
     
  3. PrevxHelp

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    Similarly to how a conventional antivirus program requires definition updates frequently to protect against new threats, Edge requires an internet connection to scan new files. Edge will be unable to detect new threats if you are completely offline but it will be able to block known threats. However, the risk of catching a new threat when offline is greatly reduced so this is generally not an issue.
     
  4. Dregg Heda

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    When does a "new" threat become a "known" threat. I assume as "new" threats become more common or "known" they are added to the built in database while older threats which are no longer common are removed to keep edge light. Is this how it works?

    So to make full use of Edge to detect both "known" and "new" threats during on demand scanning I should be connected online?
     
  5. PrevxHelp

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    A known threat is a threat which has been encountered by the user already or a variant of an encountered threat. Edge doesn't actually come shipped with a definition base - all of the scanning takes place online.

    To detect new threats, you will need to be connected online when running a scan.
     
  6. Dregg Heda

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    So if I install edge and it encounters no threat while Im online, and then I go offline and plug a usb with malware in it into my system Edge wont be able to detect it?
     
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    That is correct, however, we are developing functionality to prevent USB-based malware when offline which will be coming in a new version in the next few weeks.
     
  8. BrendanAdams

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    The thing is, the last time I installed the full version (20 January), it conflicted with Outpost. Then I downloaded the beta version and everything was fine.
     
  9. Mosqu

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    I thought the difference between AV and AM is not the technology, but the character of unwanted software they protect against. o_O
     
  10. Mosqu

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    How do they know?
     
  11. BG

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    Got a FP on mf.dll running 3.0.1.7 under Win 7 32bit. Uploaded to Jotti and nothing.
     
  12. PrevxHelp

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    I was being general when saying 'AV' - my comparison was between Edge and other security products. We are an antimalware product but we behave differently from both antimalware and antivirus products :)
     
  13. Diazruanova

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    Another False Positive with: "mewrite.exe" which belongs to "Transparentis", a program that I have had installed for many years and that makes the text background of Windows desktop icons transparent permanently.


    I scanned it locally with avast, SAS and MBAM and neither found anything wrong and besides, I am attaching a jpg of the page from VirusTotal analysis on which the ONLY one that detected it as adware, was PrevX 1

    Thanks

    PrevX FP.jpg
     
  14. PrevxHelp

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    Could you send me a scan log including mf.dll? My Windows 7 here doesn't produce an FP on mf.dll.
     
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    Could you send me a link to download this component (or send it to me directly if you want). I'll get it whitelisted :)
     
  16. Diazruanova

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    Done

    E. Diazruanova
     
  17. PrevxHelp

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    Fixed :)
     
  18. Diazruanova

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    Wow, that was quick :eek:

    Thanks Joe
     
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    Ain't he good? ;-)
     
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    I do hope 4 prevX (corp) 2 read the above. -FUTURE!?!- 0ffline-b0rderline
     
  21. mvdu

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    Major false positive with the new AntiVir Premium Suite beta - says there is an age/spread violation when installing. Mentions avipbb.sys.
     
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    Could you send me a scan log so I can remove the false positive? Age/Spread violation just means that the program is new and suspicious but is generally fixed automatically as the program is used by more people.
     
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    Thanks - will send.
     
  24. mvdu

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    Where do you send to? PM doesn't seem to have an attach file option.
     
  25. Diazruanova

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    One more question Joe,

    I just updated my FireFox Browser to the latest 3.0.6 version and after I re-started it, PrevX launched it´s small window authenticating lots of files and taking for ever to launch FFx again, so I supposed that this authentication thing, was going to be a one time event and that we will move on (PrevX and I) to do better things, but oh bow if I was wrong!!!

    I decided to update a FFx extension and of course I restarted it for the extension to become enabled, and the whole authentication thing with the related loss of time was there again, so I restarted a third time FFx and the same auth. process again...and again, so my question is:

    Is PrevX going to be like this always that a new version of any program is launched and applied? because it becomes annoying and I would suppose that after the first re-start of the program, in this case FFx, that would be it, for PrevX to learn, but it looks like it is a bad learner :doubt:
     
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