Win32.sality Detected

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by GreekGuy, Jan 12, 2013.

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  1. Triple Helix

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    That's what I was wondering unless you go looking for them but don't get me wrong as no AV detects 100% but the support in this case is not typical with my dealings with them.

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  2. topor

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    You are absolutely right!

    And I can add: "I still dont understand why people don't make a image recovery in cases like this and then restore it and be done with it ...and use a free AV like Avast!, MSE, Avira, AVG which would offer the same level of protection (if not better)! rather than spending 50$ for a paid AV"
     
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  3. Dark Shadow

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    I agree and if I didn't get Bitdefender for $5.95 from a download crew special I would have not purchased it.I could afford any software I want but IMO none of them are worth normal retail price's but the exception of a few.
     
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  4. zfactor

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    wsa does not cost anywhere near 50$ if you look around. i got wsa 5pc complete for free. and they have the same deal often or it might cost 5$...
     
  5. ProTruckDriver

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    Thank you Joe. :thumb:
     
  6. PrevxHelp

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    I believe WSA has a 70-day no questions asked money back guarantee, and we will connect for free via remote access to diagnose any issues if we don't solve anything generically.
     
  7. Techfox1976

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    You can also go with no AV at all for best performance and when you get an infection, completely re-partition and reformat the drive, reinstall windows, and be good to go.

    AV protection is a trade off. The work and time to maintain an image, hope the image is pre-infection, and restore an image is higher cost to some people than the cost of the AV and its respective protection.

    Why not just make an image recovery?
    - WSA doesn't have to deal with full images, which are space-intensive.
    - You need to manually maintain the image.
    - How long has that virus been hiding on your system? Do you have an image old enough to recover?
    - What about changes and work since the image was taken? (Hint: Lost.)

    claudiu:
    In your case, I would recommend the only 100% effective AV solution in existence based on the premise in this message. The use of this solution prevents 100% of infections, 100% of the time.

    You'll also never need to take images or backups for any reason whatsoever, let alone security, because malware can never even begin to get on. All malicious web sites cannot be visited. USB sticks cannot infect it. It works whether you are connected to a network cable or sitting on a plane on a transatlantic flight. It works without needing any updates ever. File infectors will never begin to run, let alone get onto the hard drive through the computer.

    The solution: Keep the computer completely off and unplugged from all power sources at all times.

    Guaranteed to have zero infections. You can't beat that.
     
  8. topor

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    If you want to buy it from an autorized source (webroot website) is more than 50$
     

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  9. cohbraz

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    This is no different than nearly any other AV company. Go to Symantec's site and look for Norton 360. They have it at several different places on their site for several different prices.
     
  10. zfactor

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    mine came from newegg, no offense but dont go telling me they are not authorized, FREE after rebate...
     
  11. Techfox1976

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    Rebates are fun. If they give a 100% off rebate, their end discount is about 15% since 85% of people don't fill out rebates.

    Newegg = Authorized.
    Fry's = Authorized.
    Odd guy on eBay = Not Authorized.
    Amazon.com directly = Authorized.
    Third party seller on Amazon = Probably Not Authorized.
     
  12. PC_Fiddler

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    Part quote:

    It's unfortunate that WSA did't spot the problem & also that WSA support fell short on this occasion but: A personal apology & the words 'I'll ensure this doesn't happen in the future!' are unusual to be coming from the AV company themselves. I also take into account of the many times WSA support has been very good which needs adding to the mix.

    Nothing in this world is perfect or anyone. I accept that in all things & in all people & esp. in myself, personally it's what happens after a problem or issue is been pointed out & what the person or company then does to me is the main factor -
     
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  13. Techfox1976

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    Not just any personal apology. A personal apology from the VP of Development.
     
  14. Muddy3

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    Which is good, indeed very good, but still not as impressive as Prevx's Guarantee. A company who not only offer to connect remotely free of charge to clean your computer in the unlikely event that their AV programme can't clean the infection, but then go on to say they will give you your money back no questions asked if they still can't clean it is in my book a very impressive company indeed.
     
  15. Bodhitree

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    I kicked WSA to the curb a couple months ago. After numerous infections passed through it which were 'supposedly' monitored, and blocking did nothing after the fact on these monitored apps. Then in testing systems were notoriously EASY to infect with WSA running. Frankly, I gave up.

    I think they are on to something great with WSA, but another year or two for the product to mature before it is ready for primetime, and I would not consider this product for reasonably high risk machines, no way...
     
  16. PrevxHelp

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    Could you send me a PM with details or send me your email address if you wrote into our Support inbox so that our team could diagnose what wasn't working properly in your case?
     
  17. PC_Fiddler

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    With due respect how do you manage to get 'numerous infections'? I've been using the net for 17 years, have 2000 bookmarks, 130 MegBit fibre connection & 2 PC's are on 24/7 & in that time I've had 1 infection at large a worm 'Benjamin' some years ago - I've had numerous problems blocked but in near on 2 years of using WSA I've had 0 infections on 3 PC's. I also have 4 children who have avidly used the net over the years including 2 boys! I still have one teenager @ home still who lives on the internet - Am I alone here? - BTW I'm not an angel either, that's for sure :D
     
  18. kjdemuth

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    :D Pc_Fiddler. I also have been around very dodgy sites and places I probably shouldn't have been. I haven't had an infection for at least 3 years. The last one happened to be a very well disguised picture from a family member.
     
  19. Baldrick

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    No, you are not PCF. :D
     
  20. zfactor

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    same for my everyday browsing. i do a lot of testing though so i do see more infections than most but this is "on purpose" testing. for daily use and browsing i rarely see infections i think once in the last 2 years i had something nasty and for me thats pretty good.
     
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