Looking for comments on the setup I'm thinking of and compatibility with PrevX

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  1. T-RHex

    T-RHex Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I'm new to the concept of PrevX but have been furiously reading about it now and will be test driving it very soon. I've been looking at changing up my security setup, and after reading through the forum here, and looking at the PrevX website, I've been thinking about where to go from here. Here's what I visualize so far:

    WinXP SP3 system:
    • firewall: Online Armor Premium w/HIPS enabled
    • AV/AM: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 5
    • plus: PrevX and SafeOnline
    WinXP SP3 system or Vista notebook:
    • security suite: Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
    • plus: PrevX and SafeOnline
    Anyone see any compatibility problems with either setup? I've seen threads where people have successfully used PrevX with OA. I know PrevX is supposed to work great on its own, but then there's always those who say "no product catches everything" and I think EAM 5 is a great product that I'd like to support.

    Is this too much overkill? ie. HIPS (from OA) + BB (from EAM) + PrevX?

    Will PrevX continue to work when not connected to the internet? ie. scanning USB devices, CDs and (shudder) floppies (yes, I still use em!)?

    What about PrevX compatibility with MBAM Pro (realtime)? Do these products overlap or complement each other? I'm thinking MBAM Pro could replace EAM 5.

    And I've seen the posts asking about differences between SafeOnline and the facebook version. Why would there be incentive to buy PrevX+SafeOnline versus just buying PrevX and downloading the PrevX version (other than supporting the product ;))? Do they both update the same as new versions are pushed out?

    Thanks in advance,
    TR
     
  2. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    The best advice I can give at this time is Download the Free version of Prevx http://info.prevx.com/downloadcsi.asp and give a try with your setup and if your find some problems or conflict we can discuss them here! Also Prevx needs an Active Internet connection but there will be some changes in v4 of Prevx to deal with offline threats but with your other security you will be quite safe! I personally use Prevx 3.0 with SafeOnline with WinPatrol as my only reatime Anti-Malware and if something got through Prevx guarantees clean up free of charge now who else offers free clean up free of charge?
    Hope that some of this info helps you and maybe some other members can comment on your setup with Prevx added or a Prevx Mod will be around to answer more of your Questions!

    TH
     
  3. cgeek

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    Personally if you run all your internet facing apps in RunSafer mode, Prevx and Online Armor Premium are more than enough!
    If you haven't already done so you might also want to consider adding a imaging program to your setup.

    IMO it would be redundant. Both are very effective by themselves.

    No. I think they are going to address this issue in ver 4.

    I would not know about MBAM pro. I only run the free version and no issues. The only compatibility problem I've had with Prevx is DefenseWall. Which I think is now fixed. o_O

    Don't quote me, but I think I remember reading that the difference is in the alerts. Prevx 3 has alot more notifications than the safeonline version which blocks silently. They both update to the same versions.

    Regards,
    Cgeek ;)
     
  4. T-RHex

    T-RHex Registered Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    I should have mentioned: I may be a "power" user, but the setup I'm looking for will also be used on 3 other "typical" user systems: people who don't want to be bothered with security prompts or configuration. I've done some basic education on what not to do, etc. and generally set things to "deny" once the rules are set. I'm not always the guy installing new software, so ease of configuration is an issue too.

    I'm thinking of an AV/AM to complement Prevx specifically because of the offline issue (and for that layered approach).

    I was also thinking of setting their browsers to always "run safer" with OA -- but then apps like Firefox would have trouble updating, no?

    TR
     
  5. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    This link http://info.prevx.com/help.asp will help you setup Prevx and for your Browsers I would get Prevx with SafeOnline and this link http://info.prevx.com/safehelp.asp will help you set it up then you don't need to run: "run safer" with OA as PSO has much more Protection and protects your credentials when doing online banking and any other online activities! Prevx home page http://www.prevx.com/

    HTH,

    TH

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  6. cgeek

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    I use RunSafer on all my internet facing apps. I have no problems updating FF or other apps during a RunSafer session. Runsafer is similar to Private mode in Bufferzone which you can use to update the OS and other apps. Everything that is ran in RunSafer has limited rights.

    Also sent you a pm.

    Regards,
    Cgeek ;)
     
  7. Konata Izumi

    Konata Izumi Registered Member

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    LUA/SRP
    Prevx SafeOnline FREE
    Online Armor Premium

    -with LUA/SRP most malware can't run unless you forcibly do so.
    -Prevx SafeOnline protects your online credentials.
    -Prevx SafeOnline has malware detection without removal. It will tell you the location of the malware and since malwares can't run under LUA/SRP you can simply delete it or disinfect the file using an on-demand scanner.
    -Online Armor Premium's banking mode is awesome addition.


    you can buy license for Prevx CSI (only) to enable malware removal if you want, but thats optional and FREE is enough :thumb:
     
  8. T-RHex

    T-RHex Registered Member

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    Thanks guys!

    re: LUA/SRP, I'll probably get slammed for this, but I've read about it to death on the forum here and still have decided not to force it upon others. I will educate them as much as possible, but I don't want to put anything on their computers that they can't or won't support themselves. I had enough trouble getting them to password protect their admin accounts and remember the passwords! Yes, I see the inherent conflict in my thinking: installing software that they'd have to support in order to avoid having to support something else. Ha! I've gone in circles many a day on this.

    In all my circling, I think I'm convincing myself that a suite like KIS would be the simplest: all in one, with online support. But then I think SafeOnline might be beneficial even in that case.

    Then I think about OA and "runsafer". I'm trying it out myself right now, with all my internet apps marked to "runsafer". I figure it might be a good compromise.

    Most importantly I hope I've trained them to "surf smart": avoid questionable links, don't open unrecognized email, etc.

    Forgive me, I'm mostly thinking out loud. Thanks for your input!

    I can't wait for the day when computers are TVs: plug them in, turn them on, use them; no security knowledge required.
     
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