OFFICIAL RELEASE - Prevx 3.0.5.187 with SafeOnline

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  1. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Hello all,
    We're pleased to announce the newest minor release of Prevx/SafeOnline - 3.0.5.185. It should be released out for update within the next few days to existing users, but users can manually download the upgraded version from:

    http://info.prevx.com/downloadcsi.asp or http://info.prevx.com/download.asp?grab=prevxcsi64 if on a 64bit OS.

    The changelog over the previous live build, .179, is:

    - (PSO) Fixed an incompatibility with the Iolo Popup Blocker
    - (PSO) Fixed an incompatibility with ESET blocking cookie access
    - (PSO) Fixed an issue with Chrome when under extremely heavy browsing
    - (P3E) Fixed an issue handling some terminal servers under Enterprise mode
    - (PSO) Fixed an issue accepting some foreign character input
    - (P30) Improved self protection on XP/2000

    Please let me know if you have any questions :) Thank you for the feedback!

    Edit The new build .187 fixes the bypass reported this afternoon and further strengthens self protection against future attacks :)
     
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  2. pling_man

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    Re: OFFICIAL RELEASE - Prevx 3.0.5.185 with SafeOnline

    Thanks. I have updated.

    Lol. No I haven't. I just re-installed 179 from that link :rolleyes: . Will try again later,
     
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  3. Triple Helix

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    Re: OFFICIAL RELEASE - Prevx 3.0.5.185 with SafeOnline

    The download link is still giving version 3.0.5.179.
     
  5. Pablo87

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    Re: OFFICIAL RELEASE - Prevx 3.0.5.185 with SafeOnline

    updated smoothley to .185
    great job Joe
    no issue's as always!!
    fantastic work! :)
     
  6. Triple Helix

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    Re: OFFICIAL RELEASE - Prevx 3.0.5.185 with SafeOnline

    It is now .185! Just Check for Updates via the GUI!

    HTH,

    TH
     
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    Re: OFFICIAL RELEASE - Prevx 3.0.5.185 with SafeOnline

    Update to .185 went smooth as ever...:thumb: :cool:
     
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    Re: OFFICIAL RELEASE - Prevx 3.0.5.185 with SafeOnline

    Update via GUI just says I'm currently using the latest version (.179).

    EDIT: About 10 hours later, an update via GUI worked just fine! :)
     
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    Re: OFFICIAL RELEASE - Prevx 3.0.5.185 with SafeOnline

    It always takes time to get the Official Release for other vendor don't pick up the new installer as malware!

    TH
     
  10. PrevxHelp

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    We've released .187 officially now with a minor update which covers the bypass reported earlier today. It will take some time for it to propagate everywhere but you should be able to download a fresh copy within the next few hours and an update automatically later this week :)
     
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    Thanks Joe and the Prevx Team to acting so fast to fix this issue! :thumb:

    TH
     
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    Thanks :) It was definitely worthwhile to get it fixed (albeit rather trivial)... although I'm not sure why the malware authors would bother to terminate Prevx when to actually circumvent self protection in the manner they've found would also give them access to low-level format the harddisk :D I suppose that's why I'm not a malware author - killing the AV when you have debug-level access seems so superfluous :D
     
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    Not if you are an attention whor................I mean, a security expert.
     
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    :D Funny how now no tool is being released as well - probably doesn't realize we actually HAVE defeated the tool :) Oh well.
     
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    When I try to update I get Prevx update failed. Please try again later error
     
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    Auto-updated today to .187 went smooth as always for me
     
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    Will the new changes to self protection in .188 be rolled into the next official release?
     
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    Yes, we just aren't too bothered at the moment to continue with fast-paced releases as .187 allows Prevx to automatically come back after it has been terminated :) However, .188 will be released publicly soon, although the "benefits" are only to XP users and being that no actual malware is targeting Prevx in a manner which has succeeded (even in .179), we prefer to not bother users with constant updates :)
     
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    Not sure what this means. o_O

    I tried doing a scan with my system off-line. Seemed to work ok after a small pause at the start.

    Later, with my system online Prevx tried to do an auto scan. I didn't notice until now, when I found it stuck at about 67% after a time of 37 minutes :( .

    I canceled it and have now done a manual scan in less than 2 mins.

    One thing though. I sent a scan log to Prevx a few days ago as my scan times were more than 4 mins. Now its less then 2 mins. So has my computer been whitelisted in the last half hour or so and is this the reason for the scan getting stuck?
     
  22. PrevxHelp

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    Have you changed any firewall settings or is it possible that a firewall would be interfering with Prevx? 67% would be when the scan is accessing the central database and is finished with any local scanning so it would seem to me that something is blocking it behind-the-scenes. This could potentially be because of our handful of releases in the last week and perhaps a firewall didn't keep up with prompting on upgrade.

    Let me know what you find! :)
     
  23. pling_man

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    No, I didn't change my firewall settings. I was happily browsing at the time. Maybe my wireless connection dropped out for a few seconds during the scan which confused Prevx. Anyway, there's no problem now.
     
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