New user Confused

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by noons, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. noons

    noons Registered Member

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    I am confused with the current status of prevx. I know you merged with webroot and from my understanding is that prevx 4 = wsa correct? Is wsa rebranded prevx or does it have additional webroot software in it? As a new user should I bother testing prevx 3.0 or just test wsa? Why is prevx 3.0 still for sale if future versions are now wsa?
     
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    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    It's best to Trial WSA for 30 days and you a choose the version that suits you best! http://www.webroot.com/En_US/products.html

    TH
     
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    noons, WSA is a totaly new product and light years ahead of Prevx. As far as buying Prevx dont do it. Webroot has created a utter total screw up in their lack of having a plan for Prevx license holders. Actually I think this was the plan all along. It has really left a sour taste with quite a few, but, if you are buying go ahead and get WSA as it is a great product.
     
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    Kind of like the debacle when https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=179073... except there is/was no lifetime license involved as now/then.

    I can understand how it can leave a sour taste.

    Sometimes I wonder what they are thinking, i.e. Webroot when they potentially alienate a whole sector of (current) license holders of Prevx 3. Perhaps , they don't care about word of mouth implications.
     
  6. pegr

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    I agree with trjam. You should just test WSA. If you buy Prevx 3, bear in mind that you will be buying a product that is no longer being developed. There will be no updates, no bug fixes, etc. Depending on your browser version, you may well find that SafeOnline won't work if you buy that as well. You will also have to wait in line for a migration to WSA until all existing Webroot customers have been migrated first.

    If you like WSA and are prepared to pay for it, you might as well buy WSA now and save yourself the hassle.

    BTW Despite the misleading information on the Webroot website, WSA Essentials does contain Identity Protection - the replacement for SafeOnline, if that's of interest.
     
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  7. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Users are still receiving protection from our cloud which is up-to-date but indeed WSA is the way forward and much stronger than P3. There is a great deal of work to converting the current P3 customers which we will be completing in the near future. In the meantime, if your license expires, the best course of action would be to go directly with WSA (and it will generally be less expensive for the AV only version as well).
     
  8. Dark Star 72

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    Joe, I have a P3 SafeOnline license with nearly two years left on it. I assume that in due course this P3 license will be converted into a WSA Essentials license with the same expiry date as the P3 one. Am I correct in my assumption :doubt:
     
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    As Prevx 3 is a cloud-based antivirus, hopefully the OP will already know that definition updates are unnecessary. What I was referring to was software updates.
     
  10. Muddy3

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    Really??

    http://webroot.co.uk/En_GB/consumer-products-secureanywhere-antivirus.html
    WSA AV: 3 years 1 user = £54.95 -> €64.23

    http://www.prevx.com/buynow.asp?durationold=year&cleanupold=Y&edgeold=Y&safeold=N&iv=&CSIPartner=&fso=&duration=threeyear&cleanup=Y&edge=Y&units=1&DiscountCode=
    P3 without SOL: 3 years 1 user = €52.40

    Surely its cheaper to renew with Prevx? Unless I'm mistaken somewhere in my calculations o_O
     
  11. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Yes you are correct :)
     
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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Ah, I was doing the opposite - 3 users for one year which is significantly less expensive with Webroot than Prevx but you are correct that the discount that Prevx offers for 3 years is greater at the moment (although you'll be much more likely to find coupon codes for Webroot now).
     
  13. Dark Star 72

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    Many thanks for the straightforward answer Joe :thumb:
     
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