So how resource hungry is Prevex?

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by tempnexus, May 3, 2011.

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  1. tempnexus

    tempnexus Registered Member

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    Currently I have Windows 7 64bit with:
    1) nod32 4
    2) Mamutu
    3) OA++ (30 day trial)
    4) On Demand:
    a) MalwareBytes
    b) HitmanPro
    c) SuperAntispyware Pro


    So how resource heavy is Prevex 3.0 and will I gain any benefit of installing it instead of that above? (or in conjunction with)
     
  2. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    You have a great selection there! Prevx 3 is very light and Prevx 4 Beta will be lighter we are told! I have used NOD32 & Prevx and VIPRE & Prevx and OA Premium & Prevx without problems! But it is up to you what you want to run or other members can give you suggestions! I just use Prevx with SafeOnline because of it's lightness and it has never failed me also for licensed users if you get infection that Prevx can't remove a Prevx Malware expert will remotely connect to your system and clean it for you free of charge it's part of there Guarantee! http://www.prevx.com/freescan.asp#guaranteed

    HTH,

    TH ;)

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  3. tempnexus

    tempnexus Registered Member

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    The only problem with all those "cloud" solutions is the fact of privacy.

    How certain am I that let's take Prevex for example, doesn't share my files and personal data with whoever wants to take a peek at the cloud user (person with admin privileges over the cloud).

    The last thing I want is propitiatory data leaving my pc without my knowledge. Hence the whole "cloud anti-malware" gives me shivers down my spine.

    Since I don't want to log onto my e-mail and read: "We are informing you that due to a security breach all the data on our cloud has been lost and is currently in someone's hands"

    I guess call me an old timer but this whole "cloud" thing is just one big security breach away from disaster.
     
  4. PrevxHelp

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    Prevx does not collect or store any personal data so you have nothing to worry about :)
     
  5. vojta

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    Then, why do you worry about Prevx's performance in your system, if you'll never use a cloud app?. I don't get it.

    And, frankly, I don't think Bruce Willis would be so afraid of everything. Maybe you should change your avatar.
     
  6. TonyW

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    He's already using cloud apps with the inclusion of HitmanPro and Mamutu, which makes the question even more appropriate to ask.
     
  7. J_L

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    It's worthwhile, especially with SafeOnline.
     
  8. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Mamutu is not cloud based!

    TH
     
  9. Mongol

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    Unless you are using an incompatible browser like Firefox 4, then you have to wait and wait and wait for Prevx 4 to use the SafeOnline component. You still have the top notch virus/malware protection though.
     
  10. TonyW

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    They use a community database, don't they? If the answer to that is yes, then there is some uploading to a central server.
     
  11. Triple Helix

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    I'm not sure as I don't use it but have found a link in my post above!

    TH
     
  12. TonyW

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    I've never used it either, but was going by the product's details at their website. In the main it is a behaviour blocker; however, they do claim to use the "intelligence of the masses" as part of their community-based alert reduction techniques. [See further down on this page]. In order to get info on how many people took what action on a file, it has to be uploaded to some sort of database. Whether you call this cloud-based or not is open to debate.

    We could run off-topic here, but the point I was trying to make is that while the OP was concerned about privacy issues when using such services, especially with Prevx in particular, it had to be pointed out he was already using software that uploaded some info "in the cloud".
     
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