Just a statement and please make comments about Prevx 3.0

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by Triple Helix, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Just a statement I was thinking about and please make comments and your experiences on the past 2 years that Prevx 3.0 has been around and on the verge of Prevx 4 Beta testing soon! To me it is interesting that in all these threads it "seems" that nobody had problems with infections or they come here and say Prevx will not clean this infection on my computer can someone help me? And Please lets keep it on Topic!

    Bravo Prevx Team! :thumb:

    TH
     
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  2. trjam

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    it never has failed me and the support is the best I have seen. Looking forward to the next version.:thumb:
     
  3. Page42

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    I'd ditto that, and add the following... the only problems I've had with Prevx have been:

    1) issues with compatability, either real or imagined ( ;) ), and
    2) infrequent false positives, due probably to heuristics being set above default sensitivity level.

    The compatability issues were never ones I could flatly state were attributable to Prevx. It was always some form of unscientific shuffling of security programs while searching for an ideal combination. I definitely experienced issues that would disappear when Prevx was removed, but I'm at least smart enough to understand that the programs that remained may have been at fault... hence the shuffling. :doubt:

    The false positives tended to die down as time passed. I think the Prevx team worked hard to tone them down.

    As far as infections, and the all-important "feeling safe" factor, like trjam said above, Prevx never has let me down. And not being one to jump around from one app to another, I have come back to Prevx because I believe in its value as a real-time solution when coupled with my other layers.

    Support (speaking mainly of Joe) is unsurpassed.
     
  4. Baldrick

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    Agree with trjam & Page42 in terms of "it never has failed me and the support is the best I have seen. Looking forward to the next version."

    The only issue I have had is with the occassional false positive, even recently, but then again there are very few security apps out there that have absolutely no FPs.

    Anyway they are easy to override (after a quick check elsewhere) then it is most excellent business as usual.

    :thumb:
     
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    What Baldrick said! :D
     
  6. Pain of Salvation

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    :thumb: Lightest antimalware I have used. Support is great. Seems very effective, but we don't know for sure, because the lack of testing.


    :thumbd: Had some FPs with it.
     
  7. Mongol

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    Prevx has run so smooth it's almost been boring. But then it bags some baddy and you know it is on the ball. And the support has been among the best I have ever encountered. That is why I renewed once again...:thumb: :cool:
     
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    Its been brilliant for me.
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  9. andyman35

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    I hadn't really thought about it until Triple Helix mentioned it,but despite there being little in the way of formal testing,it's very hard to find anyone whose system has been infected whilst using Prevx 3.

    Although I kind of miss the early versions with their fancy graphs and plenty of settings to tweak,it's developed into a great "set and forget" product.

    For any fellow nostalgics:
     

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  10. SweX

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    Andy. What year are those images from 1985?:D
    It surely doesn't look like that GUI is coming from the Gen of 2000.

    But today though, the GUI is great:thumb:
     
  11. Dermot7

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    Prevx 3.0.......Light as a feather, strong as an ox. Best support imaginable on
    either side of the Rio Grande. Used to get an occasional FP, but not recently.
    Nil infections.......all in all Prevx 3.0 was very "boring"!!! :D
    Thanks Joe, TH and Prevx team for a great user experience, and roll on V4.0.
    :)
     
  12. vojta

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    I joined here because of Prevx, so I got it for a year now. I had a couple of FPs during the first week and nothing since then. Meanwhile, Norton has jumped on six or seven clean downloads and four or five innocent files that were in my computar since milk shake was invented.

    Zero infections, but I'm a super safe surfer.

    A little boring, yes. I understand those who want a HIPS with warnings written in hexadecimal language, lol.

    I reckon that this thread announces the imminent release of Prevx 4 Beta, am I wrong?. No, I'm not. First of February?.
     
  13. trjam

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    but to be fair and honest in this thread, there are also some very smart and astute long term members here, who wont touch it. That I have yet to figure out why.
     
  14. The Hammer

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    How does Prevx deal with FP's or is the "average user" left to sleuth out the matter themselves. I got burned really badly in 2010 with a FP involving SAS and I've heard several Wilder's members rant about all the FP's with Prevx so I've been a little Leary of it.
     
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    Very happy user here. The only annoyance is the activation (since I tend to reformat my machines regularly), but support is fast and very professional.
    Now if only PrevX 4 would arrive before my license expires (only 1285 days left)...
     
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    That might have something to do with...

    ...and the fact that you can't test the product fully without handing over your money.
     
  17. andyman35

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    The GUI is great in Prevx 3 yes,the screens I posted were from about 2005 if I remember correctly,so it's certainly a lot prettier nowadays :D

    I think that some people tend to overlook the scope of the technologies within Prevx nowadays,a fair few believe it to be a simple AV scanner whereas it has a lot of know how in that cloud.
     
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    The lack of a proper trial is no doubt a factor behind many people choosing not to use it,detecting but not blocking is off-putting for many.I always recommend Prevx trials to be in conjunction with a disk imaging/snapshot solution.
     
  19. Kid Shamrock

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    I've been using Prevx for 6 months now, only seen a couple of false positives that I recognized right away. I did have to contact support once about reactivation after I reformatted and they were helpful and quick to respond. Overall, I'm very happy with Prevx and plan to renew my subscription. Looking forward to beta testing the new version!
     
  20. shadek

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    Prevx suits me perfectly since it's so lightweighted (I'm VERY demanding when it comes to resource usage on disk I/O) while providing great protection against the neverending horde of 0-day threats.

    The negative thing with Prevx 3 (and with most other AVs/AMs out there) is its poor protection against rouge software such as fake AVs and alike. In my experience, that is the most common threat as 80% of the computers I clean are infected with these rouges and not something else. I'd have to mention I clean 4-5 computers a month.

    I hope Prevx 4 will bring protection of any sort (sandbox files unpopular or new in cloud would be great) against these pesky rouges!

    Gabriel
     
  21. andyman35

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    I recall Prevxhelp stating that Prevx 4 will have some new innovations regarding rogue software.
     
  22. PrevxHelp

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    Our cleanup is backed by a 100% money back guarantee so we don't offer a trial of it but all of the other features can be seen in the trial version :)
     
  23. shadek

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    That's right. We all have big hopes for it! :)
     
  24. PrevxHelp

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    You can submit it to us via our support inbox, right click on the detection and select report as a false positive, email it to us, or PM me :) Our FPs are far lower than they ever have been so if someone hasn't used Prevx in 6 months, I recommend trying it again. We are also able to prevent any large scale FPs because of our centralized database so you ain't end up with a corrupted OS or major issues. The vast majority of FPs we have are on obscure or beta software if users that have raised their heuristic settings.
     
  25. shadek

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    Agreed. Personally, I don't think the FPs are a problem, even with beta software (including all the games I play). But reporting it by right clicking the detection will take a bit longer for you to fix it than sending it by e-mail, am I right? I recall seeing a post with that information a few months back. I'm not completely sure, as it could've been that you just preferred to get it by e-mail. Also, I am not sure if it's changed over the builds. Wow, there's a lot of things I'm not sure of. Perhaps I am speaking too much. :)
     
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