prevx trial

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by dell boy, Aug 8, 2009.

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  1. dell boy

    dell boy Registered Member

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    does prevx still have the trial of, full mode untill you get infected, when prevx has caught something it gives another month after that, amiright?
     
  2. raven211

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    You must have tested it a long time ago, or at least checked it out a long time ago - now it'll work forever detecting, but WILL NOT protect you in any way. The "trial" is called Detection Mode, but you can try it full-featured for about 7 days or so by contacting Joe (PrevxHelp).

    Hope this helps! ;)
     
  3. dell boy

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    it says it will remove adware (probs cookies) and mbr rootkits on the free one....
     
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    Oh yeah, that's true - you'll also be able to clean easy adware infections and the very troublesome MBR Rootkits even in Detection Mode.
     
  5. PrevxHelp

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    raven211 is correct in that this is how we used to operate a long time ago :) If you're interested in trying out the additional functionality offered by a license, feel free to PM me or write into our support inbox and we'll get you a test license.
     
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    We have our trial as-is for simplicity: it is clearly stated what it does and what it doesn't do. However, once an AV starts to have time-based trials, users tend to get confused as to if their protection is active or not and may end up thinking they're protected when they aren't. This way, we're able to allow all users to try/use the product for as long as they want. Whether they end up buying it is up to them but if they are infected, we give them the full details on the infection - they can either find their own solution, talk to their AV company to get it fixed, or buy us to get protection/cleanup from us.

    Also, and most importantly, with a cleanup license comes full support and guaranteed cleanup. If we can't clean it, we will help you to clean it, either remotely or by making changes on our end (Triple Helix recently had to use this: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=250017). Offering a full trial to all users would cripple us as we would be unable to provide adequate service to everyone.

    This is intentional, and the slow down isn't because of it not loading - we actually intentionally say: "delay showing the icon for ~5 seconds". The whole story is far more complicated than it should be, but basically, we try and stay out of the registry as much as possible and this requires us to have a non-standard approach for detecting logons. To ensure that we don't accidentally end up creating/removing tray icons extraneously when using "Fast User Switching" very quickly, we have to have this work around which consists partially of delaying the creation of the tray icon.

    However, protection loads shortly after the Windows progress bar starts so you're protected long before the user interface is displayed :)
     
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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    We have some interesting functionality coming soon - not necessarily a classical HIPS or sandboxing, but it will definitely put a different spin on protection which should be a nice boost in protection :)

    Agreed! :D
     
  8. Dark Star 72

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    Looking at the start up times on my machine using Process Explorer Prevx is actually loaded an running 8 secs before the icon appears in the system tray ;)
     
  9. Triple Helix

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    Boy you get frustrated many times just relax and enjoy the show! :p Oh yea haha

    TH
     
  10. BladeRunner

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    It's super fast on my machine ! :D
     
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  11. Tarnak

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    Fast or slow!....All I know is that, on my system the icon shows up first, usually. :D

    Not that important in the scheme of things. ;)
     

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  12. jmonge

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    hey buddy you are very picky:argh: :)
     
  13. Triple Helix

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    I agree no biggie :D haha & hoho We need some Brown Pops to party with!

    TH
     
  14. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    by the way are you using xp or vista?anyway prevx is fast in all my systems;)
     
  15. jmonge

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    ah i see but i guez the services load first anyway:)
     
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