Prevx Detects Threats Missed by Webroot

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  1. Pleonasm

    Pleonasm Registered Member

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    In the threats missed by other security vendors chart, Prevx is now displaying “how many infections Prevx 3.0 found yesterday, on PCs protected” by Webroot. Prior to the recent acquisition of Prevx, the chart did not contain an entry for Webroot, to the best of my recollection.

    For any two good anti-malware products, it is almost certain that Product X will detect threats missed by Product Y, of course. What is surprising, however, is that Prevx is now intentionally highlighting this fact for its parent company. I wonder why....
     
  2. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    It use to say Sohpos in that spot before as for the reason for the change only Prevx knows!

    TH
     
  3. trjam

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    It seems that with Webroot showing the fewest missed malware, it sends the message their software is better then all of the other vendors.
     
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    Company Webroot is bought Prevx...
    Webroot uses the Sophos engine...
    for several months Prevx will be integrated into products webroot and this is the end Prevx.
     
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    Not at all. Considering the small share of the market Webroot has compared to Microsoft or Symantec, it's not odd that so few samples are missed by Webroot. Any ordinary user notice this.
     
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  6. Pleonasm

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    Please note that Prevx itself disagrees with such an interpretation: as the company states in the “Explain this Chart” verbiage, the statistics “cannot be interpreted to compare the effectiveness of one product to another.”
     
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    Ok,,well then,,,,,if so,,,,, why even post ito_Oo_Oo_Oo_O
     
  8. trjam

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    nah, I cant walk away again from this one. Any normal consumer that goes to that page scrolls down and sees this:

    Threats missed by other security vendors The chart below shows how many infections Prevx 3.0 found yesterday, on PCs protected by security products from the following vendors:T

    Then the graph, and I dont care what anyone tells me, is interpreted as bad and good malare vendors. They see Webroot supposedly doing the best and think, "wow" they own Prevx, so thats even better.

    I know the truth as you, but it is all about marketing and no one, repeat, no one, does it better then Prevx. They do it so well, they love walking the line with it. So think what you want, but I know why it was included.

    I just asked my neighbor who is here to look at the web page with the graph and tell me what it says to him, and ditto...............
     
  9. PrevxHelp

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    Exactly - as surprising as it is, this is not some conspiracy. Webroot falls on and off our charts frequently as there is not much overlap between our userbases. Webroot is extremely strong in brick-and-mortar stores whereas we have been almost exclusively online. Therefore, we don't have anywhere near as much data for Webroot users as we do for others.

    That being said, I am not going to waste more time talking about the filenames pages as I have spent countless hours already doing it. Feel free to search the forum or read the chart and its description to learn more.
     
  10. Hugger

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    Sophos is listed as missing 432.
     
  11. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    I swear it wasn't there before :D It must of been my spelling! LOL

    Thanks,

    TH
     
  12. WilliamMary

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    But When I revese enginering at Webroot, they doesn't use some of the funtion from Sophos, like runtime detection, for example.
    I sometimes see both of webroot and prevx has many false negative LOL.
     
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