only prevx as antivirus:)

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  1. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    hi i have DefenseWall and i plan to set this combo in at least all my pc DefenseWall and prevx:) in my familly pc do i need to add a conventional antivirus/antispyware software like nod32 antivirus or similar?i trust defensewall as my first line of defense but if familly menbers want to save and then run files as trusted i will need to check those files :) will prevx be a better choice than nod32 antivirus?thanks
     
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    Do your family use files from Removable Media?

    Do your family run files if the computer is not connected to the internet?

    If yes and yes i would say NOD32 is the better choice.

    If not PrevX is absolutly the best product i know!

    PS: If you can wait for the next PrevX Versions i would do that cause they will have offline and removable media protection.
     
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    usb yes:)
     
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    This is close to a A or B thread, but to answer your question, Prevx now covers just about all bases and will with the next release. The bottom line for me, is, you can not by a singular product better then Prevx.
     
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    thanks:)
     
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    i am trying both they run fast,thanks

    connected to the internet?yes.yes:)
     
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    On my own computer I run Prevx and Defensewall and it's proved itself to be an excellent combination. I don't even run a traditional Antivirus any more. On other family members PC's I have only Prevx on them. I have enough confidence in Prevx that I know it will meet their needs.
     
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    Have you changed the heuristic settings in Prevx or are you using the default settings?
     
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    high on all 3, any higher and FP city.
     
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    Just started using these two with nothing else, and liking it. :D
     
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    Thanks. Will give it a spin.
     
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    Maximum / Medium / Medium on my settings. Haven't had any fp's unless I am installing a new beta or updated program fresh off the press for the first time. (EG Sandboxie, Ccleaner...you get the drift) I know it is safe so I hit ignore and let Prevx sort it out. Anything that is unknown that might pop up I got a default deny policy of my own so I don't let it install. The beauty of running Defensewall with it is that if anything did slip by Prevx I could shut it down with Defensewall and it would just become dead files on my computer and at a later date Prevx would probably pick up on it and clean it off the system.
     
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    I would just suggest a free AV like Avira or Avast with Prevx but I truly like what I have it's nice and light and fast! I probably will look at DefenseWall again when version 3 comes out or wait an see what prevx has up there sleeve with 3.5 and 4!

    TH
     
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    cool:thumb: i noticed the speed up here too;)
     
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    maybe i will try avira so i dont pay for nod32;) good advise thanks
     
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    this is very smart aproach:thumb:
     
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    If the Computer is connected to the internet all the time there is no problem using prevx! Even if you put in an infected usb stick prevy will catch it.
    But if you put in an infected usb stick without beeing connected to the internet you are in trouble.
    So that is the only "problem" using prevx.
    But as i said: The next Version will lock down direct usb access to solve that issue.

    To conclude: If the family PC is connected to the internet all the time prevx will be the best choice to protect it!
     
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    And I think that it is pretty transparent to users what our protection entails - if you really have to put in a USB stick, either disable autorun or re-enable your internet to scan :) A conventional AV would have almost exactly the same difficulty against a new threat as it wouldn't be able to check with updated definitions.
     
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    I using prevx (edge/realtime) with NIS09 and very happy with this approach, light on resources too. I have no control over wife & kids surfing habits or sticking things into laptop (CDs/DVDs/USB sticks) offline and online, so I like this 'layered' approach.

    If i was only user though I could imagine going just prevx.........
     
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    Yes, I have the same feeling. That's the reason I run a scan with Dr.Web once a month. I run Prevx for real time protection (and have Dr.Web's real time protection disabled).

    I'm using this "tactic" for 3 months now and the Doctor did not find a thing and PrevX does a great job when a nasty tries to execute.:thumb:
     
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    thanks alot:thumb: very happy to have prevx :thumb: just got my self another coppy;)
     
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    I should have said "IF anything slips by Prevx" :D

    That being said, it is unrealistic to expect 100% protection 100% of the time against 100% of any malware that has or will ever come down the line from any cloud/blacklist/whitelist antivirus/behaviour blocker security software from any vendor, and I am sure Joe or Marcos would agree with that. So there is always the chance of being infected. But from my testing and usage of Prevx 3.0 and 2.0 before that it wouldn't be long before a detection was added and if that didnt fix it that the guys and gals at Prevx support would be more that happy to help me get rid of it.

    As for the second part of the question, Prevx will detect "dead" malware with a system scan. I tested out my theory before putting it to practice. :D
     
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    A full system scan will find idle threats as will the default scan if the threats are within a system folder.
     
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    Correct - we also look for files which are accessed frequently but these tend to only be program files anyway.

    We're considering it for development - currently it is not being worked on but we may add it in the future in 4.0 if more of a demand surfaces.
     
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