Prevx 3.0: PC Magazine Review

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Prevx 3.0 & Prevx Edge

    I have not yet tried any of Prevx's products but I just ran across this favorable review of Prevx 3.0:

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2346861,00.asp

    Is Prevx 3.0 the same as Prevx Edge? I did not see any mention on Prevx's website of Prevx Edge?

    At some point in the future I may give Prevx a try.

    Are Prevx's products Windows 7 RC1 compatible?

    Thank you.
     
  2. PrevxWebDesigner

    PrevxWebDesigner Former Prevx Moderator

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    Re: Prevx 3.0 & Prevx Edge

    Hi,

    Prevx 3.0 is now the "flagship" offering from us.

    We previously had 2 products - Prevx CSI which was malware detection and removal, with Prevx Edge being CSI plus realtime protection. These 2 products have now been combined to form Prevx 3.0.

    Prevx 3.0 is fully compatible with Windows 7, and should also run happily alongside any existing security products on your PC.

    You can download our free trial (http://info.prevx.com/downloadcsi.asp), which is basically time-unlimited and runs in "detection-only" mode. This means it'll sit there and inform you either via scans or realtime alerts whether it is detecting malware on your PC, but you would then require a license in order to enable the removal or protection capabilities.

    Hope this helps, but if you have any other queries don't hesitate to ask :)
     
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  3. TheKid7

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    Re: Prevx 3.0 & Prevx Edge

    The Link is bad.
     
  4. PrevxHelp

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    Re: Prevx 3.0 & Prevx Edge

    It just has a ) off the end of it :) I'll have him change it in the morning but the link is:

    http://info.prevx.com/downloadcsi.asp
     
  5. PrevxWebDesigner

    PrevxWebDesigner Former Prevx Moderator

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    Re: Prevx 3.0 & Prevx Edge

    Doh! Those pesky brackets ;)
     
  6. Vikorr

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    Re: Prevx 3.0 & Prevx Edge

    That's an informative review.
     
  7. Pleonasm

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    A very positive review of Prevx 3.0 has been published by PC Magazine.

    I am somewhat surprised, however, at the size of the performance difference between the cloud-based approach of Prevx and that of signature-based tools in detecting threats (e.g., Prevx at 94%, Norton 360 at 92%) and in detecting keyloggers and rootkits (e.g., Prevx and Webroot both at 89%) on infected systems. On a clean system, Prevx detected 97% of malware (in contrast to 94% by Webroot, e.g.).

    Nonetheless, congratulations are in order for Prevx being selected as “PCMag's new Editors Choice for antispyware.” :thumb:

    When companies compete, users win. I hope that the efforts of Prevx will accelerate improvements among all anti-malware vendors.
     
  8. fax

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    Already posted here:

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=242152

    Anyway, nice review and very good results for PREVX 3.0 :thumb:

    Fax
     
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  9. Saraceno

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    Prevx deserves the recognition for all the effort put in to an excellent product. Good to see the article link (PDF) is now on the main prevx site. :thumb:
     
  10. denniz

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    An excellent review for a truly excellent product! :cool:

    A well deserved score for Prevx! :thumb:
     
  11. SIR****TMG

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    An excellent review, way to go guys.:thumb:
     
  12. trjam

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    I say it again. The proof is now out there about 3.0. It is all I use on all 3 computers. There is no valid reason for 95 percent of users to even need anything else. And there are still, a few BIG surprises coming.;)
     
  13. trjam

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    Let me add, I have not been posting here as much, and I know why. I put Prevx on and basically got away from changing my security app on a daily basis. :rolleyes:

    I just now feel I have found the app that will do what I want without impacting my system. I really forgot about this stuff for a week.:blink:
     
  14. Acadia

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    Does Prevx also contain an anti-Virus or is it basically anti-Spyware, thank you.

    Acadia
     
  15. Triple Helix

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    AV, AS , Anti-Malware all in one! :thumb:

    TH
     
  16. trjam

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    Let me clear something up. There isnt, nor was there ever, a catagory for anti-virus and anti-spyware. That is something that was rammed down our throats by vendors to distinquish their products over others. It also gave them an excuse to say why their product did not catch something.

    There are nasties, plain and simple. And Prevx is better then Avira in my viewpoint and catching them. Right now, there aint nothing better.;)
     
  17. Pleonasm

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    Trjam, we’re still in the early stages of the transition to cloud-based antivirus approaches, and so the small (e.g., 2% to 3%) advantage exhibited by Prevx to some competitors may not necessarily be maintained as these companies retool their products. For example, Symantec has been working on a competitive solution for about two years (see here) and, by leveraging its massive installed base and substantial resources, may be able to easily close or surpass the performance difference with Prevx. Of course, Panda Security and McAfee are also emerging with their own cloud-based approaches, too, which were not compared by PC Magazine to Prevx. It will be interesting to watch these developments, and - by the end of 2009 - the competitive ranking of antivirus vendors may be quite different.
     
  18. trjam

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    point taken, but if you look at my post about 5 or 6 up, you will see my reference to things to come. I know of 2 that are very near and both are going to close gaps I see in Prevx 3.0 and make their ability to keep you safe even stronger. You cant get to the top and stay complacent as some have. You have to keep working at improving.;)
     
  19. Saraceno

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    But even if others close the gaps, I wonder if they will close the gap or struggle on areas such as being so low on resources, easy to install (less than 1MB), and easy to use.
     
  20. Acadia

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    Now THAT would be something to see: Norton and McAfee installing in less than 1MB. :D

    Acadia
     
  21. sded

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    One major difference I see (and support) is Prevx willingness to bet the company on their security model. Can't see McAfee or Norton telling potential users that if they won't provide access to their system data they can go use something else. But treating the users as collection and evaluation nodes communicating over the internet to the data centers and sending the results back to the users as needed sure looks like the way to get rapid agile anti-malware out to the community.
     
  22. Osaban

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    Any figures to support your viewpoint?
     
  23. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    While I do respect the question, let's not even start down that road and simply stick to the thread topic regarding Prevx 3.0: PC Magazine Review Please.

    Bubba
     
  24. funkydude

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    So first time trying Prevx again for a long time. I've hit a bump in the road that is quite irritating. I currently use the default installation of Stardock's Objectdock. The current strata of the minor Prevx scanning warnings means they are semi-hidden behind the dock on the desktop :p
     
  25. crofttk

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    Hmm, I didn't see that mentioned in the review. ;)
     
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