Malicious Scripts and Adobe Exploits

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by Triple Helix, Jun 8, 2010.

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  1. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Hi Joe,

    Does Prevx protect against Malicious Scripts and Adobe Exploits (Reader, Flash, Shockwave) and other General Exploits like windows not up to date and so forth? I have Prevx with SafeOnline with Look'n'Stop Firewall and WinPatrol Plus as my only Realtime Anti-Malware now on my Duel Boot Win 7 32bit & 64bit! And I like it this way nice and fast now! And hey people yes I removed NOD32 AV and I don't want this thread turning into a bashing game! I want to have a great conversation here as we all know that Prevx V4 is still a bit away and we all know that Prevx is a Complete Anti-Malware but I still don't know much about Prevx and the little things such as the Title line says! I'm not really concerned about myself but the one's in my family that are not to security savvy or the one's in the forums that have the same Questions?

    TH

    EDIT: I have removed Look'n'Stop and installed Online Armor Premium!
     
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  2. timestand

    timestand Former Poster

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    Prevx can protect some exploit but not all ok? it only protect what it told to protect. same as virus trojan bot. It protect what it detect.
     
  3. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Prevx has generic detection for Adobe exploits and while we don't show specific warnings like "Exploit/HTML" when browsing, Prevx is constantly monitoring your browsers and all code coming in and out. In the event that Prevx doesn't immediately block a script coming in, it will be watching your browser and tracking events/blocking malware coming directly from there :)

    Hope that helps!
     
  4. Page42

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    Joe, is this the case with or without SafeOnline?
    Thank you
     
  5. Triple Helix

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    Thanks Joe that is what I was looking for! ;)

    TH
     
  6. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    It is largely the case without SafeOnline, although SafeOnline includes an extra layer of protection by being able to block malicious websites at the domain level.
     
  7. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    So if a person has only Safe Online installed will malicious scripts be blocked or will there just be an alert? I am assuming when you speak of malicious web sites at the domain level you are talking about a black list of domains- would that be correct? If so, what does Safe Online do for those sites not yet black listed?

    thanks
     
  8. PrevxHelp

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    SafeOnline ties the link together from browsed-websites to downloaded code, allowing the Prevx 3.0 engine to gather that piece of behavioral information when analyzing samples at a high level instead of just the individual URL being downloaded (i.e. a dropper from goodwebsite.com which downloads something from badwebsite.com is now able to be fully tied together).

    If a website is not blacklisted, the same analysis is able to take place and events will be tracked back to the originating URL as well so while individual script warnings won't be shown, malware will be able to be blocked before it is able to actually enter.
     
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