McAfee Ex-CTO Joins Prevx as President

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  1. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Hello all,
    We're pleased to announce Christopher Bolin joining the Prevx team as President. Neil Rubenking from PC Magazine has posted an article about it:

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2370182,00.asp

    and here is the press release itself http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/prevx-appoints-christopher-bolin-as-president-104330068.html

    We're looking forward to a new era in malware protection and excited to have Christopher Bolin on board for his insight, experience, and talent in this industry!
     
  2. shadek

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    Very nice. More experience to the team behind Prevx. Must be good news!
     
  3. trjam

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    this is very positive news and congrats to Prevx.:thumb:
     
  4. TonyW

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    This is exciting news and it's also interesting to read of the plans of what to expect within the version 4 line.
     
  5. shadek

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    Yeah, the article gives you some information of Prevx 4 which I did not know about. I can't wait for the patents to go through so we can, at last, get to use Prevx 4!
     
  6. Triple Helix

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    Great news as Prevx takes another leap forward in the Anti-Malware community! ;)

    TH
     
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    Lol, I'm not exactly a fan of McAfee(more the opposite :p) but the preview about Prevx 4 looks very nice :)
     
  8. CloneRanger

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    I wonder if Christopher Bolin & Mel Morris met on uDate.com :D

    Not sure why they need a president @ Prevx, maybe someone can enlighten me. Anyways, all the best to one & all :thumb:

    Now we know why v4 won't be released for a while = Patent/s pending ;)
     
  9. shadek

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    Yeah. I'd want it to be released shortly, as the detection against rouge AVs and ASs is not as good as it could be.
     
  10. trjam

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    Why? The company is proving sucessful and needs assistance. Keep in mind, just because someone came from a company you may not have high hopes on, brilliant minds are sometimes stifled and pushed out. I have seen this twice in the last year and those moved on to start refreshing new companies.

    I think Mel has a very open-minded approach with staff and realizes that creativity is the only way you are going to have a chance in this battle. His staff is diverse but may be the most talented out there. Obviously version 4 is something new instead of a fresh coat of paint on something old. It is coming. I say look for something around the first of the year. It is going to make 2011 very interesting, just as Prevx Edge made 2009.;)
     
  11. 1Jnodder

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    I had McAfee a couple years ago and replaced it because: They constantly advertised in my task bar notification area, charged a friend $89.95 to remove a rogue av they didn't catch and then it returned because they only removed part of it and automaticly bill your credit card for license renewal unless you call them and spend 20-30 minutes to get it taken care of talking with some guy in a foreign country with such a thick accent you have to have him repeat everything he says to you. The bigger they get the less you get so they can drive Mercedes, play golf and sail big yachts. I'm sorry about being negative but it's everywhere these days.
     
  12. trjam

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    I dont doubt this but in reality does this sound like Prevx and the support they offer. Kind of like night and day. Or worst case, best case scenario.:cool:
     
  13. STV0726

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    Ok nice knowing you Prevx but unfortunately farewell.

    Don't kid yourselves people. McAffee is the bottom of the barrel...the gutter TRASH...absolute WORST security solution company. They are even considerably worse than Norton.

    As far as I'm concerned, any employee from Mcafee has no place in Prevx and has NOTHING to offer Prevx.
    Have you Google'd McAfee reviews? Throw a few latest links with a Mc protected system and it catches NOTHING. Absolute worst detection rates.

    I would advise against it if Prevx did something as little as drink the same coffee as McAfee employees did, but recruiting one of them as PRESIDENT?

    With all due respect... What The F***??

    With him as pres. I give Prevx MAYBE one more year and then Prevx will no longer be the cute little company it is now that is so good and perfect...and it will just be another major AV that hackers know about and know to try and exploit.

    Customer service will decline because as president he won't allow the personal type of quality Joe and the team put in because that's sans business norm. Give it a year and it will be in India overseas.

    I really enjoyed being able to tell people that I use an obscure, relatively unknown security product, because that's part of what makes it secure. Oh well, nothing lasts forever.

    Bye Prevx.
     
  14. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    STV0726 - I'm not going to bother responding to your post directly but I would encourage you to read the articles posted and see that every one of the speculative thoughts you've had are incorrect today and will obviously remain incorrect in the future.
     
  15. trjam

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    You know STV0726, I do respect your thoughts. I can only hope, that time will prove them wrong. Please relax my little flower, and mellow in what the future may hold, and not what the darken past has done to you. Be confident in the fact knowing, we all strive to make the quality of life here, better.


    You, are among friends, and as such we must work together, to show this brother that Prevx and Mcafee are 2 differnet entities, not held together by any common enzyme. The flower will grow, the flower will grow, and STV0726 has the first place in line, to smell its sweet nectar. Oh yes STV0726, you are the chosen one.
     
  16. STV0726

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    I've been a huge Prevx advocate since I've discovered it over a year ago. And I loved how different it was from....Norton and McAfee.

    You are naïve if you think Christopher Bolin wants anything else other than McAvex, aka, big business, poor quality.

    You mean to tell me malware authors don't see this and smile? They now know they can add another soon-to-be major AV to their list of bypass attempts.
     
  17. PrevxHelp

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    Again, please read the articles. I can't quote every line in the article, but here are a couple:

    We're obviously not changing what we're doing - the goal in Prevx 4 is to be half the size of Prevx 3 with a fraction of the resources. It surprises me when people are speculative in such a negative way with such positive news - doesn't Christopher Bolin being an ex McAfee CTO explain everything?

    Regarding customer support - I do all of the Wilders support in free time and we're hiring a number of additional customer support professionals in the US and UK for our support inbox for the rest of our community.

    Prevx works and we will not change it besides for the better - no one is going to come in and make Prevx less effective.
     
  18. trjam

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    And you have a crystal ball that proves this? Because if not, your assumption is no different then the one you accused us naive folks of. Apples to oranges, dude.
     
  19. STV0726

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    McAfee already copied Prevx and has a cloud based system. Does their's work as well as Prevx's? Not even close.

    It's possible to have in-the-cloud and have it be crappy. Prevx is in-the-cloud and good.

    I react how I do because Prevx is elite, and up until recently with the startup issue I haven't had any issues with it.

    And give me some slack. I defended Prevx when people whined about the trial thing.
     
  20. trjam

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    And one last thought STV0726, I did spend some time today checking him out to see what I could find. Instead of just posting a half-cocked statement of what I think, I took a good look. I did the same with Mel when Edge came out. Dont worry Mel, I wont divulge the time in Vegas.;)

    But seriously, I liked what I read about him, I like this gentleman. I think he may be a very good fit for Prevx, and trust me, Mel knows people and he knows how to make money. That you can bank on. There are others at Prevx that never get the limelight that others do, but Mel does have a solid vision of where Prevx is going. And this, is just one more brick in the foundation. So, I honestly urge you to goggle the gentleman and look for yourself. You may just find that Prevx will still be the product you desire for the future.
     
  21. STV0726

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    The bottom line is Prevx has the spotlight now.

    One sad attempt at Unprevx will now be hundreds, thousands.

    And when every company catches on and claims to do exactly what Prevx does, there will be no clear solution.

    This is just another motivation for people who formerly didn't utilize tools built-in to Windows to provide security to do so.
     
  22. Page42

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    @STV0726... You act as if McAfee just merged with Prevx, instead of their ex-CTO just joined Prevx. Your reaction to this news is a bit over-the-top, in my opinion.

    To Prevx and all of their many, many satisfied and well-protected users, I say congratulations! :thumb:
     
  23. trjam

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    I disagree STV0726, with respect. Do you honestly think they came this far to tumble. No. Version 4 will be a totally new approach at fighting malware. Thus the patents.

    Give the man a chance, everyone deserves one before they are judged my friend.:)
     
  24. STV0726

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    He's had a chance at Symantec. They suck.
    He's had a chance at McAfee. They suck worse.
    Now let's hire him at the only good company...

    And McAfee merging with Prevz? I'm sure that's coming up next.
     
  25. trjam

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    well you are entitled to your thoughts.

    cheers
     
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