Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by apathy, Sep 7, 2009.
I see why you deleted this post.
I'm sorry but you are being misinformed by many testing organizations. It is trivial to detect files on-demand in a test like many organizations perform but the real challenge is finding new malware as it is released, which conventional AVs cannot keep up with the standard model of write a signature, upload it, have clients download that signature, rescan the PC.
Other products may appear to do well without it but I guarantee you that, based on the laws of physics, they will not continue to do well and that in the real world, they aren't doing well now - hence the shift into the cloud by virtually every AV company due to the fact that most infections last for less than 24 hours today.
Traditional AV has had it's day in the sun. With the "Here today gone tomorrow" Malware that is out there now, protection has to be as close to instant as possible. Sigs that may not be added until days after the start of a new malware don't cut it anymore. Cloud computing does and in my mind, Prevx is the originator of "Cloud" computing and the rest are playing catch up.
Good comment! And with a very small program client to download under 1MB so far!
Google.. there is your source use it read up on it again quit being lazy.
As for coming to a Prevx forum this topic was MOVED here from the Anti-virus. This topic was going before it was moved here.
The post was deleted because it sounded hostile. I did not want to come across as that, So the fact I deleted a post is moot
Sorry this from a company employee that uses Cloud as there main defense just makes me laugh. Not all Av's have moved to cloud yes some of the bigger names may have. But this could even be shrugged off as a marketing move, We've got this you don't so buy our product. Kind of like how webguards really work.
But again I'm done in this conversation. If people want to really find out how cloud works and whats it's up and downs. Then do some research how they work form your own opinion. Or just be one of the few that see a sticker slapped on thier product that says your protected and believe it
At least he offers arguments. You don't.
Fajo, if you have Sysinternals Process Explorer ... right click Avguard.exe and click properties, click Performance Graph, there you will find the resource usage of Avira, mine is currently 60mb (not bashing Avira as I use it). I am confident the real memory usage is much higher than taskmanager is telling you.
Prevx uses 6.9mb + 3mb, private bytes, btw.
There is no comparison with Avira and Prevx resource usage. Prevx pwns in this department.
Unfortunately Google hasn't participated in this conversation yet.
You are introducing an interesting new way of discussion: thesis - antithesis - both sides indistinctly refer to search engines - done.
Does Prevx has some kind of http scanning(web guard)before the online material comes in the hand of browser or not ? Today most AV have http scanning....
We have a new web browser security component in a release candidate version of Prevx, being prepared for full public launch within the next few weeks. You can view some information on the newest test version of it in this thread: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=253396 and more technical details in this whitepaper: http://pxnow.prevx.com/zeroL/SecureB...WhitePaper.pdf
Let me know if you have any questions
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