Prevx Solo - My New Security Setup

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by STV0726, Aug 10, 2010.

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  1. STV0726

    STV0726 Registered Member

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    I'm sick of wasting memory and money paying for a traditional AV alongside Prevx when I've had no virus issue in the last year.

    I have the following setup:

    - Windows; LUA w/ SRP, DEP fully on, all remote disabled, Win firewall on

    - Prevx 3.0 removal & protection w/ SafeOnline

    - Sandboxie; all browsing is done through a rights dropped sandbox that is cleared as soon as the browser closes.

    - MalwareBytes & SUPERAntispyware as para-scanners for routine safe mode check ups, never turn up anything though.

    Not seeing why I need to load a traditional AV with Prevx because Prevx does fine on it's own. It used to be where if you had no network connection Prevx wouldn't even scan but they removed that limitation so I see no reason that if you are a somewhat experienced PC user you can get by with just Prevx. Heck, anything that loads doesn't even make it to Prevx.
     
  2. cgeek

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    Same. :thumb:
    I've been toying around with the idea of running a traditional AV alongside. But it just seems overly redundant. Prevx is pretty good by itself!
     
  3. pabrate

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    Same here :thumb:
     
  4. STV0726

    STV0726 Registered Member

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    Well, see the original concept as I understand it was: Prevx 3.0 is always sufficient protection stand-alone, however, because it was specifically designed to work alongside a user's current traditional security solution, and take up such a small amount of memory in the process, it was advisable to indeed have another AV, however it isn't required, especially not for advanced/expert PC users.

    Here's the thing: Most of the pros on here use Sandboxie and/or advanced functions in Windows (thanks Johny123) to help protect their PC and people who don't want to deal with that can use a traditional AV for extra protection, but those of us that know what we're doing and simply don't get infected, it's simply cash in the trash or memory crapped out the back to have a 2nd AV on their.

    Besides, I'm an Acronner. If Prevx missed a threat and having bypassed Prevx it probably would be a nasty rootkit, I would use GMER and other fixes if I was up to it, but I'd most likely just do an Acronis image restore.

    Not to mention, my Prevx is set to Maximum self defense, Max/Max/Max and SafeOnline Max. I never get false positives, just a whole lotta protection. :)
     
  5. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Looks good to me! I run even lighter stuff! :D But to each there own! :thumb:

    TH ;)
     
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  6. STV0726

    STV0726 Registered Member

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    lol TripleHelix what do you mean you run liter stuff? You list what you use in your signature and it seems you have quite the setup. Or is that mostly just ondemand only. What do you have running in the background?
     
  7. trjam

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    Hope it is not used, "Kitty liter".:D
     
  8. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Only running Prevx with SafeOnline, Look'N'Stop Firewall, WinPatrol Plus in realtime no UAC or LUA but I have many On-Demand scanners such as HMP, MBAM, SAS but they only find yummy cookies :D And when I test malware I use VMware and run Shadow Defender just in case! So yes it's very light!
     
  9. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Here Kitty Kitty Lighter! :blink::p All thumbs today!

    TH
     
  10. pegr

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    I'm currently using Prevx with SafeOnline as my only AV/AM.

    I also run Shadow Defender, AppGuard, and Comodo Firewall (without Defense+) in real-time; plus Sandboxie and Acronis on demand. Runs nice and light on my Windows XP system with no problems.
     
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  12. Kees1958

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    :p

    I run as lazy admin (https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=278014)
    on Vista business x32 only using windows internals plus Norton UAC Tool and PrevX Facebook Safe On-line.

    Wife's WIndows7 Ultimate laptop runs LUA/SRP +Windows FW-2way and PrevX Facebook Safe On-line only.
     
  13. mhl6493

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    Don't want to get off-topic here, so if it is, just ignore. But I'm curious, how did you get Prevx/Safeonline to work with Sandboxie? I run the free Prevx/SO Facebook tool, and I never can get it to work with SB.
     
  14. ViVek

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    Im running Prevx Full with SafeOnline + Keyscrambler Premium + SpyShelter Premium and Hitman Pro on demand.

    Pc is clean

    Great Product
     
  15. PrevxHelp

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    SafeOnline is currently incompatible with Sandboxie at a fairly fundamental level but there are configuration options within Sandboxie that can be changed to allow it through: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=264445
     
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