Prevx1 VS.a2

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Metal425, Mar 25, 2007.

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  1. Metal425

    Metal425 Registered Member

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    What do you think is Better, Prevx1 or a2?
     
  2. dja2k

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    If you are talking about A2 paid vs Prevx1, I'd go with Prevx1, it covers more areas and is a Community Host Intrusion System rather than just an a anti-malware like A2. By the way, you have AVG Anti-Spyware and SUPERAntispyware, so in the spyware, adware, and malware area you are pretty covered. I'd rather run AVG Anti-Spyware active than A2.

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  3. WSFuser

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    well theyre different products; prevx a Community HIPS and a2 is anti-malware.

    id also go with prevx1 because of its broad protection.
     
  4. duke1959

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    I just tried both of these programs over the last two days, and currently have Prevx running. Since I like both of them, I was wondering if they couldn't be run together. Neither one caused any PC slowdowns, although a squared used a lot more memory. The Prevx website says it can be used with other protection software, but I'm not sure the a squared RealTime Behavior Guard wouldn't conflict with Prevx's type of protection.
     
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    Hmmm Prevx1 is quite versatile but you can ask Notok about it, he should know more than us since he is somehow associated with Prevx1 or at least he was back then.

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  6. Notok

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    Prevx1 is almost entirely kernel mode and a2 is almost entirely user mode (last I knew), so I wouldn't expect conflicts although if you want to play it safe you can disable a2's "IDS" features (the value of having both do behavior blocking is questionable, and Prevx1 will continue to use the same techniques for behavior blocking even if it's not actually prompting you for anything). Generally speaking it's best to avoid overlap, especially when it comes to any kind of behavior blocking, but I think these programs should be OK as long as they don't totally re-write how they do their behavior blocking. I've got it installed on this system now without any problems. As a disclaimer, I can't guarantee that there won't be any conflicts, but I wouldn't expect them to be anything particularly serious.

    Edit: Ok, it is causing explorer to crash and take a2 with it when Windows starts, but I suspect that it's another program on my system causing the issue.
     
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  7. duke1959

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    Still going back and forth between the two. On one hand I can understand why Prevx would be the better choice with what all it covers, but on the other from what I read about the a squared IDS it seems quite formadible.
     
  8. EASTER.2010

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    Prevx1 hands down. I would use both because i'm a glutton for shielding against any and all possible entry points.

    The only drawback i suffer from is having to let Prevx1 maintain a constant internet link to their community database which i feel would be better suited by a local Db which could be updated randomly.
     
  9. duke1959

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    Hey Easter2010, how you been? Thanks for the help, if anyone knows which is better it would be you with all the HIPS and AS programs you have tried. I do occasionally use them together with no problems, but Prevx 1 is my favorite.
     
  10. Notok

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    Prevx2 is also coming up soon. There's a small preview on the website. Just about everything "under the hood" is enhanced, with the community database being the biggest overhaul.
     
  11. lodore

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    i cant find the preview on the website..
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  12. disinter1

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    lodore if you look in the corner of the ad in their site, you'll see a little "version2 " there, it says it's coming in 20 something days.:D
     
  13. lodore

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    thanks disinter1
    it didnt show in opera but does in IE7
    maybe its because i havent got javascript enabled in opera
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