SecureAnywhere?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by tomdy2k, Oct 26, 2011.

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  1. tomdy2k

    tomdy2k Registered Member

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    any opinions on this as a stand alone anti virus for my pc..It;s light, but how well does it protect me..including email protection?:cool:
     
  2. clocks

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    In terms of protection, I would say above average, but I think there are better. All around, it is a great program though.
     
  3. tomdy2k

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    thank you:D
     
  4. trjam

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    currently, there are quite a few better that provide better protection. I am pretty sure that once Joe gets to doing what he likes, this will change.
     
  5. The Hammer

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    Have you tested it or did you get this impression from reviews?
     
  6. clocks

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    I have tested it myself about 5-6 times.
     
  7. Kees1958

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    On what OS, with default settings and all system protections enabled?

    I have got the opposite impression of my testing (agree not on a large malware set, but on some samples which most others had no protection against at that moment).

    It performed well (above average) in terms of protection and low system usage o_O
     
  8. clocks

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    That what I said in my first post, that it was "above average". But some other programs I have tested have performed better, so I can't put it in my top tier at the moment.

    I test on 64bit Win 7 with WSA at default settings.
     
  9. zfactor

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    my testing has told me its average right now and im sure they are working on it to make it better. it did let some stuff through imo it should not have. but the one thing that annoyed the cr@p out of me is the stinking scan it runs EVERY TIME it finds something it drove me nuts lol
     
  10. PrevxHelp

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    The average user is not going to run into malware all the time so we err on the side of being overly thorough :)

    If anyone is seeing missed samples, please send me a PM or write into our support inbox so that we can work on correcting it with you.

    Thank you!
     
  11. TonyW

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    Agreed. If anyone is testing the product, even at default settings, and they come across missed samples, please do send them in. [Of course, this rule applies to any AV vendor one may be testing. ;)]

    Results should be different with settings moved up away from default, but I can see the logic in testing at the default as average users may not want to tinker and leave things as is.

    The other thing to comment on is that running a scan on a file by the right-click method does not get the same results as executing that file. Prevx/WSA's strength has always been detection on execution. Having said that, right-click scanning has been improved in WSA.
     
  12. chris1341

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    Prevx (oops Webroot) have the quickest turn around of submission to detection I've ever come across. When testing WSA I'd submit a missed sample and it would be detected real time within minutes. Cloud-tastic! :D
     
  13. Sherlock_Holmes

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    The settings in wsa are anyways too complicated [ the heurestics one ] , a normal user wouldnt dare tinker that
     
  14. jmonge

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    just Max it Up;) :)
     
  15. zfactor

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    this *could* become my second fav over avast if improved a bit. for me it would be eset this then avast if they work out just a few kinks. right now i think its in third place for me (and im VERY nit picky with my av software if that tells you anything), lol with the deal i just got on retail boxes i have enough eset for the next 5-6 years =)
     
  16. qakbot

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    SA looks great when you attempt to test it with malware that you have personally downloaded from the usual places, MDL, pareto etc. However, here is the rub; it appears that a lot of this 0-day detection has to do with URL reputation/blacklist. That is, as long at SA sees you download the exe from a URL that is in their list, there will block that exe, even if they haven't seen that specific exe.

    HOWEVER, as soon as you start downloading malware from file-sharing networks, where you really have no URL associated with an exe, they really SUCK. Its a day-n-night difference. Unless of ofcourse you want to start tweaking settings, upping aggressiveness, and generally setting up an average user to shoot themselves in the foot.

    Nice first try of the new merged PrevX mojo into an otherwise dying Webroot, but like others have said, there are way better, more well tested products.
     
  17. PrevxHelp

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    That's quite honestly the first I've heard of this. Could you PM me with more detail or send scan logs to our support team so that we can work on improving our protection?
     
  18. jmonge

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    dont forget that wsa has a firewall and a heuristic and behabiour kind of engine and if one max it up as you desire you can have a strong protection and no mather where malware come from it it smell it and nail down to the wall;) so it depends:)
     
  19. The Hammer

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    That's the equivalent of a lifetime licence these days.
     
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